Born: August 8, 1845, Viktring, Austria (now part of Klagenfurt).
Died: May 19, 1914, Vienna, Austria.
Buried: Annabichl, Klagenfurt, Austria.
Koschat studied chemistry in Vienna, sang as a bass in the Hofoper (court opera) choir, and eventually became choir director.
He later founded the Koschat Quartet and toured Europe and America extensively. He was well known for his Carinthian folk songs.
Emperor Wilhelm awarded him the Adler Orden (Order of the Red Eagle).