Martin Grubinger, percussionist
Martin Grubinger possesses an unusually broad repertoire ranging from solo works and chamber music with partners including his own Percussive Planet Ensemble, to percussion concertos. He is a regular guest with many of the leading orchestras, including NHK Symphony, Oslo Philharmonic, National Symphony Orchestra of Taiwan, NDR Symphony, Hamburg, Munich and Dresden philharmonics, Vienna Philharmonic, Bamberg Symphony, BBC Philharmonic, Los Angeles Philharmonic and New York Philharmonic Orchestra. Alongside his ongoing residency at Vienna's Konzerthaus he is currently Artist in Resident 2020 at the Bodenseefestival. The residency includes recitals and a tour with the Belgian National Orchestra. He was Artist-in-Residence at the Elbphilharmonie, Camerata Salzburg, the Cologne Philharmonie, the Munich Philharmonie and Tonhalle Orchestra in Zurich. Among the growing number of works written for him are Avner Dorman’s Frozen in Time (2007), Friedrich Cerha’s Concerto (2008) and Tan Dun’s concerto Tears of Nature (2012). Regular festival appearances include Rheingau, Heidelberger Frühling Festival, Bregenz, Salzburg, Baden-Baden, Beethoven Festival in Bonn, the Brass & Percussion Festival in Tokyo and Grant Park in Chicago. In 2013 he was Artiste Étoile at the Lucerne Festival. Martin Grubinger's numerous prizes include the Bernstein Award by the Schleswig Holstein Festival and the prestigious Jeunesses Musicales’ Würth Prize. Born in Salzburg, Martin Grubinger studied at the Bruckner Conservatory in Linz and at the Salzburg Mozarteum. He participated in several international competitions, including the second World Marimbaphone Competition in Okaya, Japan, and the EBU Competition in Norway. He holds teaching positions at Zurich University of the Arts and the University of Music and Dramatic Arts Mozarteum Salzburg. Martin Grubinger has appeared at Charles Bronfman Auditorium with his Percussive Planet Ensemble and pianist Yuja Wang as part of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra 80th Anniversary Festival. This is his first appearance as soloist with the IPO.