Michael Oberaigner, Principal Timpanist, Konzerthaus Orchestra Berlin

Michael Oberaigner
Principal Timpanist, Konzerthaus Orchestra Berlin


Michael Oberaigner joined the Konzerthaus Orchestra Berlin in 2009 to become one of Germanys youngest principal timpanists. Since then he also became a frequent guest player with Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, NDR Radio Symphony Orchestra Hamburg and the State Operas of Munich, Berlin and Vienna among others.

A native Austrian, Michael started to study percussion at the Tyrolian State-Conservatoire with Norbert Rabanser with age 14. After finishing school he changed to the Munich University of Performing Arts to join Raymond Curfs' class. He also attended various masterclasses and private lessons with Wieland Welzel, Anton Mittermair, Erwin Falk, Rainer Seegers and David Herbert. As a soloist Michael premiered Norbert Rabansers timpani concerto "obi" and recorded Panufnik's double concerto together with Principal Percussionist Christian Löffler and the Konzerthaus Orchester. He also appears regularly in the orchestra's chamber concert series.

 

"When Jason and I developed the new Michael Oberaigner Signature Series we had 2 main goals in mind: One was to create a range of sticks that works equally well on each kind of drum – from Schnellars with goatskins, to Dresdners, Berliners with calf heads to balanced action drums with plastic heads.

"The other idea was to make sticks that have a very neutral balance throughout the whole collection but offer the timpanist a huge sound palette within each model.  This means each stick can go from a dark and warm tone to a bright and clear sound color."

Copyright © 2008-2017 JGpercussion. All rights reserved.