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NIKO MEINHOLD
musician

(piano)

ハノーバー市出身。ハンス・アイスラー音楽大学、ストックホルム音楽大学卒業。ベルリン芸術大学ジャズ科修士課程修了。北ドイツ放送局ビックバンド、リアス・ビックバンド、TV番組、演劇へ作品を提供するなど、作曲家として活動する傍ら、ドイツ・フリージャズシーンを代表するピアニストとして、ルディ・マハル、ミヒャエル・グリーナー、ロベルト・レイニソン、フランク・メーブスらと共演。元ハヴェリアナ大学音楽学部教授、ロストック音楽大学非常勤講師。高瀬アキ、スティーブ・グレイ、デビット・フリードマン各氏に師事。

Born in 1975 in Hannover/Germany. Started to play the piano at the age of 7. Studied piano and composition at University of Music „Hanns Eisler“ Berlin 1997-2003 with teachers like Aki Takase, Steve Grey, Georg Gräwe, Jiggs Wigham. Wrote compositions and arrangements for solo instruments, ensembles, also for film, TV, and radio, like compositions for Rias Bigband and NDR Bigband as well as for theatre- and cd productions. First symphonic piece recorded in Stockholm by the Linchöpinger Symphoniker.  Member of Ber.IO (Berlin Improvisors Orchestra), London Improvisors Orchestra, and C.O.B (Composors Orchestra Berlin) Current projects: Solopiano Improvisation on composed material of the 20th Century, the Niko Meinhold Ensemble with own compositions, the Niko Meinhold Quartett „Lessing Project“ with Literatur from Doris Lessing, the contemporary dance piece „Episodes“ developed with Frauke Requard & Company for which he composed the music, feat. vocalist Andrew Plummer premiered at „The Place“ in London in June 2010, marimba-, bassclarinet-, piano trio „Kokotob“, several projects with Improvisors from the Londoner Scene like „Haman Quintet“ with Alison Blunt.