Kaiser, Leander

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Born: 1961

Country: Stuttgart-Germany



Website: http://www.leander-kaiser.com

Born in 1961 in Stuttgart-Germany. Studied with different well named Professors of Percussion. 1986-88 taught percussion at the University of Cologne, since 1988 he teaches at the Musikschule Starnberg. 1990 he started as a composer for percussion. In the following years over 40 publications of his compositions. 1992 was the first - of yet four - concerts "Münchener Percussion Musik". Numerous concerts Organ & Percussion as well as other instrumental combinations.

1997 he won the first prize of the 24th Composition Contest of the Percussive Arts Society-USA with his work Black Sphinx for Marimba Solo . In July 1999 he won the first prize of the "3. International Challenge for creative Percussionist" at Percfest in Laigueglia - Italy. For this contest he exclusively played his own works. In 2003 he won the Special Prize for a pedagogical composition at the first Wolkersdorf composition contest with his composition Die Sitzgruppe, for Percussion Quartet. He won the 3rd Prize of the "Giornate della Percussione" 2006 in Fermo - Italy with his Work Kick-Box 261 for Marimba solo . His work Minotaurus 4.3 for Marimba Solo won the first prize of the 2008 Classical Marimba League International Composition Competition, his work SchattenSägenFuge was awarded the 3rd prize at the 9th edition of the International Competition of Composition of the PAS-Italy.

In fall 1999 he played at PAS Euro Meeting "99 In Tübingen/Germany. His Work Desert Express commissioned by Brian West and the Percussion Ensemble of the Texas A&M University-Commerce was premiered at PASIC 2000 in Dallas/TX and had its European Premiere at Tübingen in November 2001. He and his ensemble INDEX4 played at two World Drum Festivals, 1999/2000 in Hamburg/Germany . In 2001 he gave a Percussion Clinic at PAS Euro Meeting in Sofia /Bulgaria. In 2016 he is being invited to China to perform at the 7th Jianli International Percussion Festival. He plays seven of his compositions there.

His mallet-series "Leander Kaiser" is manufactured and distributed by Ernst Hosner. Since 2003 he is an endorser of ADAMS Musical Instruments in Thorn, The Netherlands.[1]

Works for Percussion

5f Midland Transit - Percussion Quartet
Apsara No.1 - Marimba
Apsara No.2 - Marimba
Aquanautic Voyage - Percussion Sextet
Bayon Pearnik - Marimba Solo and Percussion Trio or Quartet
Bells, Poems and Monasteries - Multiple Percussion
Besenfingerschlägelfilz - Snare Drum Solo
Black Sphinx - Marimba
Colorado Springs - Marimba
Cosmic Constellation - Vibraphone and Marimbaphone
Countersink Engine No.1 - Drum-Set Duo, Percussion Duo
Coutersink Engine No.2 - Drum-Set Duo, Percussion Duo
Der Provokateur for Snare Drum Solo
Desert Express - ten Percussionists
Die Sitzgruppe - Percussion Quartet
Double Flanging No.1 - Drum-Set Duo
Double Flanging No.2 - Percussion Duo, Drum-Set Duo
Eastern Oriental Express - Percussion Quartet
Eastern Pacific Liner - Percussion Quartet
Easy 6/8-Duo for Drums - Percussion Duo, Timbales and Cowbell
Easy Duo for two Drum-Sets - Percussion Duo, 2 Drum-Sets or Quartet
Easy Latin-Duo for Drums - Percussion Duo, 2 Timbales and Cowbell
Easy Pop-Duo for Drums - Percussion Duo, 2 Timbales and Cowbell
Easy Pop-Duo II for Drums - Percussion Duo, 2 Timbales and 2 Cowbells
Four Piatti Caprices Op. 25 (No.1,4,8,9) - Marimba
Florida Arclab - Multiple Percussion
Fünf Duos Drums - Percussion Duo, 2 TomToms and 2 Woodblocks
Hurricane's Eye - Marimba
Kick Box 261 - Marimba
Klassentreffen 3 Quartette - Percussion Quartet
Kolbenfresser, 5 Trios - Percussion Trio
Korkenzieher 4 Duos for Drums - Percussion Duo, 2 Timbales and Cow-Bell
Kugelblitz - Percussion Duo, 4 Duos for 2 Drum-Sets
Kugellager - Percussion Duo, two Snare-Drums
Kurbelwelle five Solos - Drum-Set
L´Expreso Brazil - Percussion Quartet
Latin-Duo - Percussion Duo, Drums and 4 Roto-Toms
Melting Point - Mallet-Quartet
Mikado 1254 - Body Percussion Quartet
Minotaurus 4.3 - Marimba
Nächtliche Reise, by/von Cornelius Gurlitt - Marimba Solo up to Percussion Quintet
Onyx (Kaiser) - Vibraphone Solo
Phaikon 493 - Organ and Percussion
Queensland Offshore Railroad - Percussion Quartet
Rock-Duo I - Percussion Duo, Drums and 4 Roto-Toms
Rock-Trio for Drums - Percussion Trio 4 Roto-Toms und 4 Wood-Blocks
SchattenSägenFuge - Piccolo and Field-Drum
Shuffle-Duo - Percussion Duo, Drums and 4 Roto-Toms
Slow Rock-Duo I - Percussion Duo,Drums and 4 Roto-Toms
Slow-Swing for Drums - Percussion Trio 4 Roto-Toms und 4 Wood-Blocks
Southern Pacific Liner - Percussion Quartet
Symplegades for Timpani
The Rocky Mountaineer - Percussion Quartet
Three Caprices Op. 25 by Alfredo Piatti (No.5,10,12) - Marimba
Three Winter Impressions - Marimba Duo
Time Torpedo II - Percussion Duo, two Drum-Sets
Time Torpedo for two Drum-Sets Duo - Percussion Duo, 2 Drum-Sets
Transsiberian Railroad - Percussion Quartet
Union Pacific Liner - Percussion Quartet
Upside Down (Kaiser) - Timpani Solo (2)
Vier kurze Soli für den jungen Schlagzeuger - Drum-Set Solo
Watermusic - Vibraphone (with incidental Percussion)
Western Pacific Liner - Percussion Quartet
Whirlwind I - Drum-Set Solo