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Jochen Schorer

Percussion Professor at the State University of Music Trossingen

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Jochen Schorer (born 1974) has combined the stylistic diversity of new music, classical music and jazz since his childhood. He studied at the Staatliche Hochschule für Musik Trossingen with Prof. Franz Lang and is the winner of various competitions, including a first prize at the German University Competition and a sponsorship award from the International Lake Constance Conference. He is an alumnus of the German National Academic Foundation.

Since 1999 first percussionist with the SWR Symphony Orchestra. Participation in more than 120 world premieres at the Donaueschinger Musiktage and other international festivals, such as Wien Modern, Festival d'Automne Paris, Warsaw Autumn and the Berlin Festival. Tours have taken him throughout Europe, to the USA and Asia. There are numerous CD recordings of orchestral and chamber music. Hänssler Classic has released, among others, a complete recording of Gustav Mahler's symphonies and the orchestral works of Olivier Messiaen (8 CDs) as well as the Sonata for 2 Pianos and Percussion by Béla Bartók. In 2014 the first CD with his jazz duo partner Johannes Mössinger was released. Substitute work with the Berlin Philharmonic, the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra and the Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich.

He was a professor at the Nuremberg University of Music from 2014 to 2017 and still holds the same position at the Bern University of the Arts. As of 1 October, he will succeed Franz Lang as percussion professor at the Hochschule für Musik Trossingen.

Jochen Schorer, percussionist with the SWR Symphony Orchestra, has gained extensive experience as an orchestral and chamber musician, especially in the field of new music, but is equally at home in classical music and jazz. Jochen Schorer teaches as a professor at the Bern University of the Arts, previously in Nürnberg.

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