Niko Schauble (born 1962 in Stuttgart, Germany) is a sought after contemporary musician and composer. In addition to leading his own ensembles, Niko has performed and recorded with many of the world’s leading artists. Since the mid-1990’s Niko has also established himself as an in demand composer, arranger and producer for film and television while continuing to write for international soloists, ballets and ensembles, ranging from saxophone quartets to symphony orchestras. Niko’s work has been documented on more than 60 CDs and a host of Australian and international awards confirm his standing as one of the world’s top performers and composers. Niko also owns and operates Pughouse Studios, a state-of-the-art recording studio established 2012 in Thornbury.
Niko has worked with Sam Rivers, Lee Konitz, Enrico Rava, Trilok Gurtu, Branford Marsalis, Mike Nock, Dewey Redman, Arthur Blythe, Steve Lacy, Greg Osby, Gunther Schuller, Palle Mikkelborg, Paul Grabowsky, Mirko Guerrini, Archie Roach, Ruby Hunter, Katie Noonan, Megan Washington, Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra, Berliner Saxophon Quartett, Vince Jones, Karaikudi R. Mani, Young Wagilaks (Songmen from Arnhem Land), Australian Art Orchestra, Tibetan Dixie, Tanzfabrik Berlin, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra.
Niko has lectured at Monash University and Melbourne Polytechnic and has been guest lecturer at Jazz Institute Berlin, ANAM, Melbourne University, ANU, VCA, Landesmusikakademie Berlin, Sommerakademie der Freien Kunstschule Berlin. He has received numerous awards including Finalist at Annecy Film Festival (music for short film), Nomination for the ‘Leo’ award (music for short film) at Braunschweig Filmfestival, Finalist at the ‘Wildscreen’ Festival, Bristol, Honorable Mention at the Julius Hemphil Awards, New York, 1st and 2nd Prize ‘Tage der leichten Musik’ des SFB, Berlin, 2nd prize Franz-Josef Reinl Stiftung für ‘Ohne Ende’, ’Unsigned Bands Competition’, Rhythms Magazine, Australian, and Australian Jazz Award/Best Drummer. https://pughousestudios.com