Johannes Eder

Western Percussion Teacher

Johannes Eder, born in Salzburg (Austria), studied percussion at the University Mozarteum in Salzburg with Prof. Dr. Peter Sadlo where he graduated as a Master of Arts with distinction.

He is member of the Via Nova Percussion Group and performed innumerable concerts such as the Festival Echternach, the Salzburg Festival, Mainz Music Summer, the Carinthian Summer, les muséiques Basel (Switzerland), the Chamber Music Weeks of Sofia (Bulgaria), Potsdamer Crossover Concerts (Germany), the Musicastello (Italy), International Music Festival „A Tempo“ Montenegro, the Hong Kong Drum Festival and televised performances and live radio clips in Germany and Austria.

His area of specialization is new and experimental music. Within it his focus is above all on the expansion of the family of percussion instruments through addition of unconventional instruments. Upon joining the class under Peter Sadlo at the University Mozarteum in Salzburg, his talent was rapidly recognized, and soon thereafter he became a regular member of the Austrian Ensemble for Contemporary Music (ÖENM).

In addition he performs regularly with the Camerata Salzburg, Orchestre National d’ile de France and the Mozarteum Orchester Salzburg. Among the artists, with whom he has worked in the area of chamber music, are, among others, Adriana Hölszky, Gidon Kremer, Mario Brunello, Peter Sadlo and Justus Frantz.

He is a prize winner of the International Competition for Percussion Instruments Pendim 2007.

As a percussion teacher Johannes has taught at Music School Salzburg, American School Salzburg and gives Masterclasses in Austria, Germany and France.

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