In 2005, Gaspar formed the Adrian Gaspar Orchestra, which soon after was hailed in the Austrian media as the “youngest jazz big band in the world”. In 2006, the group received the Audience Award at the Austrian World Music Awards and subsequently recorded two albums with the backing of ORF Burgenland. In addition to the big band, Adi Gaspar runs various other music projects including the Adrian Gaspar Trio and the Adrian Gaspar GypsyCombo, with which he won the Newcomer Award at the Austrian World Music Awards in 2007.
Moved by the sad story of the life of Hugo Höllenreiner, a German Sinto and survivor of the Porjamos (Porjamos is the term for the genocide of the European Sinti and Roma by the Nazis), Adrian Gaspar wrote his first orchestral work entitled Symphonia Romani – Bari Duk (Grosser Schmerz) in 2008. The meeting between Hugo Höllenreiner and Adrian Gaspar was documented by Iovanca Gaspar (Adrian’s mother) in the film “Dui Rroma”.