Kai Strobel is 1st place winner and recipient of the audience award at the 68th ARD Music Competition 2019 and winner of the 2018 TROMP Percussion Competition in Eindhoven.
As a soloist, he has performed with the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Philharmonic Orchestra of the Hanseatic City of Lübeck, the Württembergische Philharmonie Reutlingen, the Asko| Schönberg Orchestra, the Musicum Collegium Basel and the St. Petersburg State Capella Symphony Orchestra, among others.
He is a scholarship recipient of the Deutsche Stiftung Musikleben and the German Music Competition, and an honoree of the Mozarteum International Summer Academy.
He holds a Professorship at the Conservatorio della Svizzera italiana in Lugano and got appointed International Visiting Tutor at the RNCM Manchester. As a lecturer and soloist, Kai Strobel regularly appears as a guest at music festivals in France, Croatia, the Netherlands, Poland, Czech Republic, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Russia, USA, Portugal, Hungary and Germany. Furthermore he established his own Percussion Academy for young students in Stuttgart/ Germany, which had its first turn during the corona pandemic.
Kai received his first lessons from Marta Klimasara in Stuttgart. Since 2012, Kai Strobel has studied percussion at the Anton Bruckner Private University in Linz under Leonhard Schmidinger and Bogdan Bacanu.
In addition to his solo career, Kai Strobel is looking to explore and expand further the possibilities of using percussion instruments in his chamber music groups, such as the Boum-Percussion Ensemble, for which he also regularly writes music and arrangements. In doing so, he aims to broaden the percussion repertoire with works by great composers. Kai takes inspiration from their ideas as well as from the developments which instruments have undergone. His arrangements of works by Claude Debussy have already been published.
Being endorsed by companies like ADAMS Musical Instruments, Zultan Cymbals and Meinl Percussion, Kai also does research on innovations in percussion instruments.
Frozen in Time
Concerto pour Marimba et Vibraphone
Concerto for Marimba and Strings
– Tango Plus –
La Muerte del Angel – Milonga de Angel – Escualo
Astor’s Voice – Tango Legacy
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MaPa, for Vibraphone Solo
Adiós Nonino – Cafe 1930
– Neotango Episodes
– Neotango Episodes –
– Tango Prelude N1 (para Kai) – Buenos Aires Miniatures
La Muerte del Angel
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Meditation for Vibraphone
Kai Strobel, Percussion Marc Strobel, Percussion
Monolith II arr. Kai Strobel
Memories of the Seashore arr. Kai Strobel
Time and Money