Senior researcher at mdw - University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna
Ph.D., mdw - University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna
Marko Kölbl holds a Ph.D. in Ethnomusicology, works as a senior researcher at the Department of Folk Music Research and Ethnomusicology at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna (mdw) and has since been heading it since October 1, 2022.
After studies in classical piano education, he wrote his Ph. D. thesis on Burgenland-Croatian and Croatian laments (2017), for which he was granted the Award of Excellence by the Austrian Federal Ministry of Science.
Marko Kölbl is specialized in music and dance of minorities and migrant communities with an interest in intersectional, queer-feminist and postcolonial perspectives. He regularly conducts fieldwork with the Croatian minority in Burgenland/Austria, and has done field research in Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Research on Afghan refugee communities in Vienna, as well as in Teheran and Mashad/Iran.
His teaching covers theoretical approaches and musical practice.
Marko Kölbl is chair of the ICTM Study Group on Music and Gender, vice chair of the equal treatment working group (mdw) and member of the leading team of isaScience (mdw). Since 2015, he has been Coordinator of the Refugees Program MORE at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna.