Frankfurt Fair 2014

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Arnold F. Riedhammer, percussionist and composer much sought after in the fields of classical music as well as rock, pop and jazz, was born in the United States, of German-American parents. He studied at the Richard Strauss Conservatory in Munich, and after working as a solo timpanist in Nuremberg and Bonn, Riedhammer has been the solo percussionist with the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra since 1974. A teacher of percussion and head of his department at the Academy of Music in Munich, he has trained numerous students for positions in the top orchestras throughout Europe and Asia.

Riedhammer can be seen and heard on numerous television, radio and record productions featuring percussion with Munich Philharmonic Orchestra and the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra and he has written several title songs and music for commercials commissioned by the Bavaria Broadcasting Company as well as several published percussion pieces. As a classical percussionist he has performed, for example, with Leonard Bernstein, Sergiu Celebidache, Herbert von Karajan, Seiji Ozawa, Sir George Solti, Zubin Mehta, James Levine, Lorin Maazel, Christian Thielemann etc. and in the field of pop and rock music, he has recorded and toured with: The Rolling Stones, Freddie Mercury and Queen, Liza Minelli, Liberace, Chris de Burgh, Donna Summer, Randy Crawford, Henri Mancini, Jerry Goldsmith, Elmar Bernstein, Lawrence Rosenthal etc. Additionally, Arnold gives clinics, courses and workshops and plays solo percussion concerts both in Germany and abroad and is the drummer of one of the most successful groups in Europe, “Blechschaden,” a two-time winner of the German Grammy Award “EchoPreis,” with which he performs hundreds of concerts throughout Europe every year.

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