Marc Strobel, Percussionist, Drummer and Composer.
As of the 2016/2017 season Marc holds tenure as a member of the the Stuttgart State Orchestra, the official orchestra to the Opera Stuttgart and Stuttgart Ballet. Marc completed his studies in Classical Percussion at the State Universities for Music in Stuttgart and Trossingen, Germany under the mentorship of Professor Franz Lang et al. and is a laureate of national and international competitions for both percussion and marimba.
Marc was contracted by various German symphony and opera orchestras, including the SWR (Southwest German Radio) Baden-Baden and Freiburg Symphony Orchestra, Saarland State Theater Orchestra and the Frankfurt Opera and Museum Orchestra (Frankfurt/Main). As a scholarship holder of the Staatskapelle Orchestra Academy at the Berlin State Opera, he has performed under the baton of renowned conductors such as Daniel Barenboim and Sir Simon Rattle.
On multiple occasions Marc has been selected as both timpanist and percussionist for the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival Orchestra where noteworthy performances included concerts in the Salzburg Festival.
As a soloist, he has made appearances with the SWR Baden- Baden and Freiburg Symphony Orchestra under the direction of François-Xavier Roth, as well as with the Hamburg Philharmonic State Orchestra under the direction of Kent Nagano.
Marc Strobel has been lecturer at the German National Academic Foundation Music Academy instructing talented youths, university students and ambitious amateurs.
Together with his percussion ensemble BOUM-Percussion, Marc breaks down the barriers between the Avantgarde of the 20th and 21st centuries and progressive audiotape grooves in his soundtracks.
Furthermore, Marc often collaborates as a composer with professional choreographers and dancers including the Stuttgart Ballet (Roman Novitzky "Under The Surface"). His ballet music has been performed in Theaters in Linz, Ljubljana, Innsbruck, Saarbrücken, Pforzheim and Darmstadt, amongst others.