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Mathias Reumert
Independent -- Denmark
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MATHIAS REUMERT is a Danish multiple percussionist and marimba/vibraphone performer. A specialist of contemporary music, he received the First Prize at the International Gaudeamus Interpreters Competition 2007 in Amsterdam, Holland, the first percussion soloist to do so since 1979.

Reumert has given solo recitals at major festivals in the USA, France, Holland, Poland, and throughout Scandinavia. He has has worked with composers such as Steve Reich, Roger Reynolds, Chaya Czernowin, Per Nørgård and Bent Sørensen, and has premiered solo works by Hans Peter Stubbe Teglbjærg and Kim Helweg among others.

His recording of Poul Ruders' concerto for percussion and orchestra 'Monodrama' will be released on DACAPO Records in late 2008.

Trained in classical music, Reumert is also an avid improviser, music theater performer, and composer. As a member of the PACE Percussion Trio, he performed as the opening act at the 2002 FIFA World Cup of Soccer concert in Seoul, Korea, and has since been touring extensively performing original music. Other ensemble activities include the Athelas Sinfonietta Copenhagen, a trio project with the Duo Disecheis from Italy, and a duo with Swedish electronics wiz Mattias Sköld.

As a student, Mathias Reumert was past winner of several competitions, including the Concours International de Vibraphone 2002 in France and the Percussive Arts Society Solo Vibraphone Contest 2004. He studied with Steven Schick at the University of California, San Diego, and with Gert Mortensen at the Royal Danish Academy of Music.

Reumert is on the faculty at the 2008 Summer Institute for Contemporary Performance Practice at New England Conservatory in Boston. He lives in Copenhagen, Denmark, where he teaches a course for professional musicians at Artlab (