Diversity in percussion

Discussion panel

11 am
me and all hotel, Hanover
Photo: Chris­tina Wocintechchat

How can per­cus­sion be­come more diverse?

Per­cus­sion is and re­mains a male do­main. Alt­hough there have been some ch­an­ges in re­cent ye­ars — for ex­am­ple in the di­ver­sity of per­cus­sion stu­dents — there is still a huge po­ten­tial for de­ve­lo­p­ment.
One sta­tis­tic is over­whel­ming in its state­ment: on so­cial me­dia, 75 % of the peo­ple fol­lo­wing the Über­schlag Fes­ti­val are men.

Tog­e­ther with mu­sic jour­na­list Leo­nie Rei­neke, in­te­res­t­ing guests will dis­cuss this in a re­la­xed set­ting. This pa­nel is sup­ported by the in­itia­tive women*in mu­sic Han­no­ver, which is ac­tively com­mit­ted to more di­ver­sity in music.

Leo­nie Rei­neke, born in 1989, stu­died mu­si­co­logy and sin­ging at the Folk­wang Uni­ver­sity of the Arts in Es­sen. She is an edi­tor for new mu­sic at Süd­west­rund­funk and works as a free­lance aut­hor and pre­sen­ter for the cul­tu­ral pro­gram­mes of ARD and Deutsch­land­ra­dio. In ad­di­tion, she wri­tes for mu­sic ma­ga­zi­nes, mo­de­ra­tes dis­cus­sion groups and gi­ves lec­tures at con­fe­ren­ces and fes­ti­vals. One fo­cus of her work is the mu­sic of the 20th and 21st cen­tu­ries, wher­eby she con­cen­tra­tes on curr­ents and in­di­vi­dual ca­ses of con­tem­po­rary music

(mu­sic) cul­tures and the youn­ger ge­ne­ra­tion of ar­tists. In 2015 she worked as a mu­sic jour­na­list at Deutsch­land­funk Kul­tur. Tea­ching as­sign­ments and guest lec­tures at the con­ser­va­to­ries in Es­sen, Ham­burg and Ber­lin. In 2017 she was awarded the Folk­wang Prize in the field of mu­si­co­logy. In 2018, she re­cei­ved the Rein­hard Schulz Prize for Con­tem­po­rary Mu­sic Journalism.


The two Chi­lean per­cus­sio­nists Car­los Vera Lar­rucea and Clau­dio Es­tay will pro­vide re­la­xed La­tin beats. There will also be a small drinks and snack buffet.



On the podium discuss:

Leo­nie Rei­neke moderation

On the podium:


Clau­dio Es­tay | Car­los Vera Lar­rucea La­tin percussion


Aegi­di­en­torpl. 3, 30159 Hanover