Carl Wittig was born in Kronach in Bavaria and began his musical career on the piano. Carl won a wide variety of prizes while still at school, including the German Radio Studio Prize with the band moments concept. He was also honored with this occupation by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research on Talent Day 2014.
Carl studied double bass and composition with Pepe Berns, Matthias Eichhorn and Nils Wogram at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater "Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy" Leipzig and at the HSLU Lucerne. During his time in Lucerne he also passed the audition for the Bundesjazzorchester conducted by Jiggs Whigham and Niels Klein.
Since 2017, Carl Wittig has been increasingly involved in working with classical musicians. This is expressed in his work with his ensemble Aurora Octet, with which he won the "Leipziger Jazznachwuchspreis 2022"
"Das Ergebnis ist ein anspruchsvolles, atmosphärisches Gesamtkunstwerk, das schlüssig stilistische Einflüsse von zeitgenössischer Musik bis Jazz integriert. Komponist und Bassist Carl Christian Wittig hat seinem 2016 formierten, jungen Oktett ein spannendes Debütrepertoire geschrieben." Jazzthing 05/2022
Carl Wittig won the "Leipziger Jazznachwuchspreis 2022" with his Aurora Oktett
Photo by Lukas Diller