Pavillon, theatre hall 1
In this course Michael Metzler will take the participants into the world of historical percussion art. Like no other he has a wealth of experience and knowledge about the percussion and its history. From the traditional way of playing the tambourine to historical castanets and historical “sound effects” this workshop is sure to hold a surprise or two.
MASTER CLASSES CAN BE ATTENDED WITH A FESTIVAL PASS PLUS — ADDITIONALLY THERE IS A LIMITED OFFER OF SINGLE TICKETS (ONLINE ONLY)
Michael Metzler is a proven specialist in historical percussion. He studied at the Leipzig Academy of Music. He also specialised in ethnic percussion with Ahmed Subhy in Cairo and Glen Velez in New York.
Since 1997 Michael Metzler has performed in concerts all over the world, as well as more than 130 CD productions and numerous radio, theatre and film productions.
radio, theatre and film music. Since 2001 he has been engaged in casting historic bells and chimes and running a small, fine shop for bells and percussion instruments at home in his village.
Michael Metzler lives and works in Brodowin in the Chorin-Schorfheide Biosphere Reserve. In the year before the pandemic, his Carnegie Hall debut and several opera productions in Berlin, Hamburg and Vienna were on his old pocket calendar as part of an extensive U.S. tour with violinist Daniel Hope and the Air Band. For the current concert season, he has dates with the Deutsches Theater Berlin in Asia and Europe, as well as a world premiere with the MDR Children’s Choir, for which he composed the music for “Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves” — right next to his main engagement this year: To finally build the long overdue new chicken coop.
Lister Meile 4, 30161 Hannover