Christian Benning Percussion

As a “phenomenon“ (Süddeutsche Zeitung), as a “rhythmic genius“ (Die ZEIT), the performances of Christian Benning had been commended in many ways. The career of the versatile multi percussionist is in its early stages though.

Following successful performances as member of Simone Rubino's Esegesi Percussion Quartet at renowned festivals Christian Benning has been invited to Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, Philharmonie München, Allerheiligen-Hofkirche München, Glocke Bremen, Bonn Beethoven-Haus, Graz Musikverein, Neues Schloss Stuttgart, Zentrum für Kunst und Medien Karlsruhe, Festival Les Musicales d ́Orient in France, Goodwin Hall Baltimore, The Abbey San Diego, Opera Port Louis-Mauritius among others. Upcoming highlights include tours to Italy, Spain and China.

Christian Benning already founded his own drum ensemble Christian Benning Percussion Group in 2014 which immediately impressed at the first appearances in Munich, Augsburg and Dachau, whereby ‘the precision of the band was only topped by the joy of playing’ (Augsburger Allgemeine).

In addition Benning has an extensive orchestral experience which he gained at Audi Sommerkonzerte Ingolstadt with Kent Nagano, Munich Philharmonic, Munich Chamber Orchestra, Heilbronn Chamber Orchestra, Franz-Schmidt Chamber Orchestra Vienna, Bayerische Philharmonie and Munich Percussion Ensemble among others.

Christian Benning is also an active composer and producer. Since 2019 he is official artist of Meinl Cymbals, Meinl Percussion, Meinl Stick&Brush, Studio49 Royal Percussion, AlternateMode and SchlagZu. For his performances he is additionally appareled by Etnia and van Laack.

Benning was chosen as a junior student at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Munich with Adel Shalaby at the age of 13 and has won several competitions such as the Marimba-Festiva Competition Nuremberg in 2010. He subsequently completed his studies in the classes of Peter Sadlo and Arnold Riedhammer from 2014 to 2019 with special distinction. In addition, Christian Benning took part in workshops and masterclasses by Martin Grubinger, Evelyn Glennie, Lang Lang and Sir Andras Schiff.

As part of his scholarship from the German National Academic Foundation and the Orlandus-Lassus Foundation Christian Benning completed lately a semester in USA at the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore/MD) and at the Yale School of Music (NewHaven/CT) with Robert van Sice.

Season 2022/23

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News

Christian Benning: Solo Performance in Dachau

Christian Benning ist am 1. Dezember 2023 mit einer Solo Percussion Performance in Dachau mit Werken von Isaac Albeniz, Iannis Xenakis, Casey Cangelosi u.a. zu erleben.

Christian Benning: Solo Performance in Dachau

Christian Benning is presenting a solo percussion performance in Dachau on 1 December 2023 featuring music by Isaac Albeniz, Iannis Xenakis, Casey Cangelosi etc.

Christian Benning beim Young Artists Festival in Bayreuth

Multiperkussionist Christian Benning ist beim Young Artists Festival in Bayreuth in vier Konzerten mit verschiedenen Ensembles vom 9. - 12. August 2023 zu erleben.
https://www.youngartistsbayreuth.de/de/das-programm/veranstaltungskalender.html

 

 

Christian Benning at Young Artists Festival in Bayreuth

Multi percussionist Christian Benning performs four concerts with various ensembles at Young Artists Festival in Bayreuth from 9-12 August 2023.https://www.youngartistsbayreuth.de/en/the-program/events.html

 

 

Christian Benning in Istanbul

Am 7. Januar 2023 ist Christian Benning special guest beim Perkussion Ensemble Sa.Ne.Na in Istanbul, Borusan Music House. Zu hören sind Werke von Iannis Xenakis, Casey Cangelosi, Amy Salsgiver, Paul Lansky u.a.

Christian Benning in Istanbul

Christian Benning is special guest with Percussion Ensemble Sa.Ne.Na in Istanbul, Borusan Music House on 7 January 2023 featuring a programme by Iannis Xenakis, Casey Cangelosi, Amy Salsgiver, Paul Lansky etc.

Christian Benning Percussion Group eröffnet Kulturpromenade Monheim/Rhein

Die Christian Benning Percussion Group eröffnet am 2. September 2022 die Kulturpromenade der zukünftigen Kulturraffinerie in Monheim/Rhein in einem Open Air Konzert.

Christian Benning Percussion Group on tour in August 2022

The Christian Benning Percussion Group is on festival tour with music by J.S. Bach, Beethoven, Ravel, Reich, Xenakis, Corea etc:

05.08. Höri Musiktage: Öhningen, 09./11./12.08. Festival

Junger Künstler Bayreuth: Bayreuth & Speinshart, 10.08. Landshuter Serenadenkonzerte: Landshut, 14.08. (solo), 15.08. White Night: Seefeld, Austria

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Christian Benning Percussion Group auf Tour im August 2022

Die Christian Benning Percussion Group ist auf Festivaltour mit Werken von J.S. Bach, Beethoven, Ravel, Reich, Xenakis, Corea zu erleben:

05.08. Höri Musiktage: Öhningen, 09./11./12.08. Festival

Junger Künstler Bayreuth: Bayreuth & Speinshart, 10.08. Landshuter Serenadenkonzerte: Landshut, 14.08. (solo), 15.08. White Night: Seefeld, Österreich

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Christian Benning Percussion Group in Coesfeld

On 3 October the Christian Benning Percussion Group guests at Konzerthaus Coesfeld in quintet formation. The programme includes arrangements by J.S. Bach, Beethoven and compositions by Chick Corea, Iannis Xenakis, Mark Glentworth etc.

Christian Benning: Solo performance in Dachau

The multipercussionist Christian Benning presents a solo performance in Dachau, Ludwig-Thoma-Haus on 18 and 30 May with music by Iannis Xenakis, Isaac Albeniz,

Mark Glentworth, Casey Cangelosi, Nebojsa Jovan Zivkovic, Wolfgang Reifeneder as well as own compositions and arrangements.

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Christian Benning: Soloperformance in Dachau

Der Multiperkussionist Christian Benning ist am 18. und 30. Mai in Dachau, Ludwig-Thoma-Haus mit einer Soloperformance zu erleben. Auf dem Programm stehen

u.a. Werke von Iannis Xenakis, Isaac Albeniz, Mark Glentworth, Casey Cangelosi, Nebojsa Jovan Zivkovic, Wolfgang Reifeneder und eigene Kompositionen/Arrangements.

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Christian Benning Percussion Group: Video

Sehen Sie hier ein Video der Christian Benning Percussion Group aus dem Herkulessaal München mit Werken von J.S. Bach, Beethoven, Thierry de Mey etc. <link https: www.youtube.com>

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Christian Benning Percussion Group: video

Here a video of Christian Benning Percussion Group from Herkulessaal Munich with music by J.S. Bach, Beethoven, Thierry de Mey etc. <link https: www.youtube.com _blank>

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Christian Benning Percussion Group at Elbphilharmonie

Enjoy Christian Benning and his Percussion Group at Elbphilharmonie Hamburg with highlights of their concert in January 2020: <link https: www.youtube.com _blank>

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Christian Benning Percussion Group in Elbphilharmonie

Erleben Sie Christian Benning und seine Percussion Group in der Elbphilharmonie mit Highlights ihres Konzerts vom Januar 2020:


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Christian Benning: Livestream concert on 29 March

Christian Benning presented a livestream concert from his studio on 29 March.
Here the links:


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www.instagram.com/christianbenningpercussion/

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www.facebook.com/christian.benning.3

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Christian Benning: Livestream Konzert vom 29. März

Christian Benning gab am 29. März ein Livestream Konzert aus seinem Studio. Hier die Links:

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www.instagram.com/christianbenningpercussion/


www.facebook.com/christian.benning.3

Wir wünschen Ihnen viel Vergnügen beim Nachhören!

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Press

Programmes

Solo programme 1 (70')Iannis Xenakis (1922-2001): Rebonds B for multipercussion
Eric Sammut (*1968): Four Rotations for Marimba: I + IV
Wolfgang Reifeneder (*1960): Crossover for snare drum
Nebojsa Jovan Zivković (*1962): Suomineito for vibraphone
Christian Benning (*1995): Footsteps for drumset
The Beatles/Toru Takemitsu: Yesterday for marimba
Dante Agostini (1921-1980): Le Train for snare drum
Mark Glentworth (*1958): Blues For Gilbert for vibraphone
Casey Cangelosi (*1980): Bad Touch (Playback/Tape)
Isaac Albeniz (1860-1909)/Benning: Asturias for marimba
Solo programme 2Nebojsa Jovan Zivkovic: Ilijas for marimbaphone
Nebojsa Jovan Zivkovic: Suomineito for vibraphone
Askell Masson: Frum for Set-up
Jacob ter Veldhuis: Barracuda for marimbaphone and multipercussion
Dante Agostini: Le Train for snare drum
The Beatles/Toru Takemitsu: Yesterday for marimbaphone
Christian Benning: Drumsolo for drumset
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Isaac Albeniz/Benning: Asturias for marimbaphone
Wolfgang Reifeneder: Crossover for snare drum
Miki Minoru: Time For Marimba for marimbaphone
Casey Cangelosi: Bad Touch (Performance/Playback)
Mark Glentworth: Blues For Gilbert for vibraphone
Iannis Xenakis: Rebonds B for Set-up
Solo programme 3Nebojsa Jovan Zivkovic: Ilijas for marimbaphone
Iannis Xenakis: Rebonds B for Set-up
Minoru Miki: Time for marimbaphone
Eliott Carter: Eight Pieces for Four Timpani
Dante Agostini: Le Train for snare drum
Nebojsa Jovan Zivkovic: Suomineito for vibraphone
Nebojsa Jovan Zivkovic/Benning: To The Gods of Rhythm for djembe, narration and drumset
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Nebojsa Jovan Zivkovic/Benning: Trio Per Uno for Set-up
Isaac Albeniz/Benning: Suite Espagnola for marimbaphone
Wolfgang Reifeneder: Crossover for snare drum
The Beatles/Toru Takemitsu: Yesterday for marimbaphone
Casey Cangelosi: Bad Touch (Playback/Tape)
Mark Glentworth: Blues For Gilbert for vibraphone
Christian Felix Benning: Footsteps for drumset
Repertoire with orchestraEmmanuel Sejourné: Concerto for vibraphone
Ney Rosauro: Concerto for marimba
Satoshi Yagisawa: Concerto for marimba
Ferran Cruixent: Concerto for percussion „Focs d’Artifici“
Dorothea Hofmann: Concerto for vibraphone „Sehnsucht“
Enjott Schneider: Concerto for percussion (first performance 2021/22)

In planning:

Tan Dun: “Tears of Nature“
Tobias Broström: “Arena”
Avner Dorman: “Frozen in Time”
 

Repertoire

Repertoire with orchestra:
Tobias Broström: Concerto for Percussion „Arena“
Ferran Cruixent: Concerto for Percussion „Focs d’Artifici“
Avner Dorman: Concerto for Percussion „Frozen in Time“
Tan Dun: Concerto for Percussion „Tears of Nature“
Dorothea Hofman: Concerto for Vibraphone „Sehnsucht“ (world premiere 2021)
Ney Rosauro: Concerto for Marimba
Emmanuel Séjourné: Concerto for Vibraphone Satoshi Yagisawa: Concerto for Marimba