Migros Kulturprozent presents: Bridging the World: Fabian Ziegler and Felix Reyes Percussion Recital
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As part of a collaboration with Migros Kulturprozent, both up and coming percussionists Fabian Ziegler (Switzerland) and Felix Reyes (USA), have been organizing together duo and solo performances throughout New York City, California, and Zurich, Switzerland. This concert series came as an initiative to introduce to wider audiences chamber marimba/percussion performances, as this art form is still growing throughout the world. The works that will be performed range from classical contemporary composers such as Emmanuel Sejourne, Maurice Ravel, Alejandro Vinao, Nicolai Gerassimez, Iannis Xenakis, John Psathas, Christos Hatzis, Casey Cangelosi, and Bruce Hamilton.
Fabian Ziegler (*1995) received his first percussion instruction when he was only 9 years old. Now, he is the prizewinner of various international competitions. He completed his Bachelor of Arts at the University of Arts in Zurich between 2014-2017 with mentors Martin Grubinger, Prof. Klaus Schwarzler, Prof. Raphael Christen and Prof. Rainer Seegers. As of September 2017, Fabian is completing his Master of Arts in Music, Specialized Solo Performance, at the University of Arts in Zurich.
With his participation in international masterclasses, with virtuosos such as Katarzyna Mycka (DE), Jean Geoffrey (F), Svet Stoyanov (BG), Conrado Moya (E), and Beverly Johnston (CAN), he continues to broaden his horizons beyond his daily studies.
In December 2015, Fabian received the prestigious study award from the Cultural Producer Migros for his extraordinary solo performance at the Cultural Producer Migros' instrumental music competition and was recently he has been named a scholar of the Friedl-Wald Foundation in March 2017 and was awarded the Rahn Kulturfonds Scholarship in Switzerland in November 2017.
As a soloist and marimbaphonist, he has distinguished himself in numerous concerts and recitals. In March 2017, Ziegler performed various concerts with the Percussive Planet Ensemble, under Martin Grubinger (A). In August 2017, Ziegler gave his debut as a soloist at the 32nd Davos Festival - Young Artists in Concert Series, performed the world premiere of "Double Concerto pour Vibraphone, Marimba, and Orchestra" by Emmanuel Sejourne (F) in 2016, and most recently had performed the European premiere of "Tongues of Fire" from Christos Hatzis (CAN), on September 23rd, 2017.
Felix Miguel Reyes:
Felix Reyes (1992*) recently graduated with his Master’s in Percussion Performance with a concentration in Ethnomusicology from Bowling Green State University where he studied percussion under Dr. Daniel Piccolo (USA) and marimba specialist Dr. Isabelle Huang (TW). Felix has also received his Bachelors of Music in Percussion Performance at the State University of New York at Fredonia under the direction of Dr. Karolyn Stonefelt (USA) and has studied Marimba Performance at the Toho Gakuen School of Music in Sengawa, Japan with legendary marimba virtuoso Keiko Abe (JP). Outside of his collegiate studies he has also studied privately marimba with Katarzyna Mycka (DE), Ney Rosauro (BR), and chamber percussion with all members of Sō Percussion (USA).
As a native to New York and abroad, Felix has performed concerts throughout various venues in New York City and universities in the U.S. such as Indiana University, Princeton University, the University of Notre Dame, Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, Humboldt State University, and the University of Georgia. Felix has also performed in solo recitals internationally in Japan and Germany.
He has performed for and collaborated with countless acclaimed international artists and composers including all of Third Coast Percussion (USA), Jean Geoffrey (F), Conrado Moya (E), Michael Colgrass (USA), Dai Fujikura (JP), Jennifer Hidgon (USA), and Kaoru Watanabe (JP).
Felix is a proud endorser of Vic Firth sticks and mallets and Marimba One instruments.
Dance Groove Drifting - Alejandro Vinao
Alborado del Gracioso - Maurice Ravel arr. Safari Duo
Losa - Emmanuel Sejourne
Variations on Libertango - Nicolai Gerassimez
Rebonds B - Iannis Xenakis
One Study One Summary - John Psathas
Bad Touch - Casey Cangelosi
In the Fire of Conflict - Christos Hatzis
Interzones - Bruce Hamilton
Sponsored by: Marimba One, Vic Firth, Marimba Festiva, Kulturstiftung, and Migros
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