Judith Ferstl (*1989) grew up in Wiener Neustadt in Austria and has lived in Vienna since 2008. As a bass player and composer she can be hear in various formations working with different styles of music.

Her main focus lies on improvised music and Jazz, like in her bands „chuffDRONE“, “Klangzeugorchester”, “klio” and „TREEOO“, where original compositions of all band members are played.  She plays in small formations like a duo with singer/guitar player Lucia Leena (”juneberry”)  as well as in bigger ensembles like the sextet ”Gnigler” with two saxophones, trumpet, violin, drums and bass.

After winning two main prizes at the „Fidelio“-competition in 2010 and 2011 with „TREEOO“ and „masq“, Judith Ferstl won the „BAWAG P.S.K. Next Generation Jazz Award“ with the band „chuffDRONE“ in 2013 as well as in 2015 with “Gnigler”.

In 2014 she was nominated as jury member for the second edition of this Newcomer Award in Austria.

Judith Ferstl finished her studies at the „Konservatorium Wien Privatuniveristät“ in Vienna in 2012. She did an Erasmus exchange semester at the „Royal College of Music“ in Stockholm from January to May 2012 where she started a band with Swedish musicians and played at the „New Sound Made Festival“ in Stockholm in 2012.

After her studies in Vienna she continued her pedadogical studies at „Bruckner Universität“ Linz, with Peter Herbert, and got her degree in 2014.

Judith Ferstl also works as a music teacher for double bass, ear training and music theory.