Viola Hammer, born in Austria, she studied Jazz Piano at the University for Performing Arts in Graz. In addition she graduated with a Master’s Degree in Jazz Composition.
In 2015 she released her Debut-Album „Close Up“ which was well received in the European Jazz Scene. Following her passion for composition and arranging she has released her album „Memories in Stardust“ written for a 12 piece band, for which she received the Downbeat Student Award. During the last years she has been working as a pianist and arranger in the European Jazz Scene writing for acclaimed Jazz Orchestras such as the HGM Jazz Orchestra and has worked extensively as a sideman for bands like the Euro Radio Orchestra, Birds against Hurricanes, Tribal Dialects.