Born 1963. Composer and performer of contemporary and improvised music. He studied trumpet and composition at the University of Music in Graz and at the Conservatory of Vienna. Since 1989 he has been a lecturer for ensemble playing, composition and arrangement at the University of Music, Vienna. Hautzinger is a guest soloist with many ensembles and partners (Elliott Sharp, Gil Evans, Sainkho Namtchylak, Ensemble Zeitkratzer Berlin, John Cale, Christian Fennesz, Yoshihide Ohotomo, Phil Niblock, Klaus Öhring, Radu Malfatti, Christian Wolf, Joachim Kühn, Derek Bailey, Klangforum Wien) and also leads his own projects (Franz Hautzinger Speakers Corner, Dachte Musik, Regenorchester, Gomberg). Member of Abstract Monarchy Duo.