Having been active in both the European and the North American music scenes, Bernhard has worked with musicians such as Adam Holzman, Marco Minnemann, Chester Thompson, Jeff Coffin, Horacio "El Negro" Hernandez, Derico Watson, Pete Lockett and many more.

As a composer, Bernhard has released four albums ("Those Days", "In Between", "Stories From Home" and "Transition"), one exercise book ("Plucking Hand Workout") and one bass play along website (

As an artist he has performed at festivals such as Eurobassday (Italy), Outreach Jazzfestival (Austria), NAMM Bass Bash (USA), Bassplayer Live (USA), the London Bass Guitar Show (England), Pasadena Bassday (USA), Groznjan Drumcamp (Croatia), Bassday UK (England), European Bassday (Germany), Canadian Rockies Bass Bash (Canada) and others.

Bernhard also leads his own bass academy (Bernhard Lackner Music Academy) in Austria and appears as a guest clinician at schools such as Berklee College Of Music (Boston), Musicians Institute (Los Angeles), LA Music Academy (Los Angeles), Belmont Universtity (Nashville) and the Basscollective (New York).