This season sees Austrian multi-percussionist Martin Grubinger make debuts with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra and Christoph Eschenbach as well as an appearance with the Tonkünstler Orchestra at Schloss Grafenegg’s televised summer gala. He returns to the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig under Riccardo Chailly, is artist in residence with the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra throughout the season, and is ‘artiste étoile’ of the 2013 Lucerne Festival.
A sought-after recitalist and soloist with the leading orchestras around the world, Martin Grubinger was the youngest-ever finalist at the World Marimbaphone Competition in Japan and has received both the Bernstein Award and the Jeunesses Musicales’s Würth Prize. Martin Grubinger is an exclusive recording artist for Deutsche Grammophon.
“The audience loved it — and their enthusiasm was rewarded by Grubinger carrying a high-tension snare drum forward to the footlights for his own three-minute Planet Rudiment: ear-splitting circus acts with at least six hard sticks drumming so fast that they flew, and then juggled from hand to hand to shoulder." (The Times, November 2012)
“Martin Grubinger is a once-in-a-hundred-years musician. When vital elemental force and artistic finishing touch, when nature and spirit come together so closely, the consciousness inevitably experiences a spontaneous expansion.” (Die Welt, July 2008)
“Mr. Grubinger… is a master of the high-speed chase. He can go from barely audible triple-pianos to earsplitting ultrafortissimos.” (New York Times, March 2008)
Martin Grubinger makes an impact in successful Los Angeles Philharmonic debut
Kirill Karabits and Martin Grubinger tour with Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Krzysztof Urbański debuts with Wiener Symphoniker and Grubinger
Martin Grubinger debuts at Grant Park Festival
Martin Grubinger tours with Ariel Zuckermann and Camerata Salzburg
Martin Grubinger makes his debut with Wiener Philharmoniker & Peter Eötvös
Martin Grubinger begins residency at Kölner Philharmonie
Martin Grubinger performs Orff, Stravinsky and Say at Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival
Martin Grubinger performs with Gewandhausorchester Leipzig and Riccardo Chailly
Martin Grubinger and Alina Pogostkina tour Japan with Jonathan Nott and NHK Symphony Orchestra
Grubinger signs to Deutsche Grammophon