The percussion duo „DoubleBeats“ was founded in 2012 by Ni Fan (China) and Lukas Böhm (Germany) during their studies at the 'Hanns Eisler' Academy of Music Berlin
Beyond repetitive afro-trance-percussion and incorporating a wide array of styles, this quartet (Jan- Frederick Behrend Wolfgang Rummel, Andrej Kauffmann, Stephan Krause) crosses through classical repertoire, new music, rock, jazz and drum’n’bass. We are very pleased to be able to official welcome Elbtonal Percussion to the Yamaha Artist family.
Joerg Fabig was born in Frankfurt/Main on 13th of April 1972. After school he started his studies of mathematics and physics at the University of Frankfurt/Main.
Born in Leonberg, Germany, in 1981 he had his first piano and percussion lessons at the age of 9.
Guy Frisch began his musical studies at the Luxembourg Conservatory of Music before moving on to the Strasbourg Conservatory. Having completed his time at the Strasbourg Conservatory, Guy Frisch went on to study at the Royal Conservatory of the Hague where he passed the Master of Music degree. From then on, he has devoted his career to contemporary and improvised music and his musical repertoire includes works by Berio, Ferneyhough, Kagel, Lachenmann and Xenakis. In addition to this, Guy has also featured in creations by Campana, Donatoni, Dillon, Jarrell, Toeplitz, Matalon, Pauset, Mullenbach, Kerger, Reuter, among others. He has been actively involved in a number of projects with groups such as ö, Accroche Note, Le Quiproquo, and Bruits Défendus in France and with Alter Ego in Roma.
Après des études au Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris, où il obtient un Premier Prix en Percussion, Jean Geoffroy a su, dans le monde de la percussion, s’inventer un chemin personnel qui l’a conduit à susciter et à jouer de nombreuses oeuvres.
Henrik M. Schmidt
Percussionist with the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Professor for orchestral percussion and ensemble at the Rostock University of Music and Theatre
Ria Ideta was born 1982 in Vienna to a musical family. At the age of six, she began playing the piano and marimba in Japan.
Ms. Kamiya actively presents concerts and masterclasses throughout Japan and abroad. She has served on the juries of international competitions in 10 countries.