Kai Strobel (percussion)
Biography, Audio/Video, Photos, Discography, Concerto repertoire, Programs
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Biography

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.

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Audio/Video

Photos

Discography

               

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Concerto repertoire

Avner Dorman (*1975)

Frozen in Time

Tan Dun (*1957)

Water Concerto

Peter Eötvös (*1944)

Speaking Drums

Tobias Broström (*1987)

Arena

James MacMillan (*1959)
Veni, Veni, Emmanuel
Ferran Cruixent (*1976)
Marimba Concerto No. 1 for Marimba and Orchestra
Anders Koppel (*1974)

Focs d’artifici

Darius Milhaud (1892-1974)

Concerto pour Marimba et Vibraphone

Emmanuel Séjourné (*1961)
Concerto for Marimba and Strings

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Programs

percussion (Kai Strobel), bandoneon (Omar Massa), piano (Katharina Treutler)

Program 1

– Tango Plus –

Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992)

La Muerte del Angel – Milonga de Angel – Escualo

Omar Massa (*1981)

Astor’s Voice – Tango Legacy

Darius Milhaud (1892-1974)

 Scaramouche

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Vincent Houdijk (*1982)

MaPa, for Vibraphone Solo

Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992)

Adiós Nonino – Cafe 1930

Omar Massa (*1981)

– Neotango Episodes

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Program 2

 – Neotango Episodes –

Omar Massa (*1981)

– Tango Prelude N1 (para Kai) – Buenos Aires Miniatures

Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992)

La Muerte del Angel

Omar Massa (*1981)

Neotango Episodes

—— intermission ——

Darius Milhaud (1892-1974)

Scaramouche

Oriol Cruixent (*1976)

Meditation for Vibraphone

Alexej Gerassimez (*1987)

Piazonore

Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992)
Escualo

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Program 3

Multimedia Performance: Oceania

Kai Strobel, Percussion Marc Strobel, Percussion
Trailer: www.youtube.com/watch?v=dLQ4JT2X52s

Marc Strobel (*1988)

Monolith II arr. Kai Strobel

Marc & Kai Strobel (*1992)

Deep Current

Keiko Abe (*1937)

Memories of the Seashore arr. Kai Strobel

Philip Kannicht, Denim Szram & Marc Strobel

Ecochain

Pierre Jodlowski (*1971)

Time and Money

Marc Strobel (*1988)

Oceania

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