Leander Kaiser

Born in 1961 in Stuttgart-Germany. Studied with different well named Professors of Percussion. 1986-88 taught percussion at the University of Cologne, since 1988 he teaches at the Musikschule Starnberg. 1990 he started as a composer for percussion. In the following years over 40 publications of his compositions. 1992 was the first - of yet four - concerts "Münchener Percussion Musik". Numerous concerts Organ & Percussion as well as other instrumental combinations.
1997 he won the first prize of the 24th Composition Contest of the Percussive Arts Society-USA with his work Black Sphinx for Marimba Solo . In July 1999 he won the first prize of the "3. International Challenge for creative Percussionist" at Percfest in Laigueglia - Italy. For this contest he exclusively played his own works. In 2003 he won the Special Prize for a pedagogical composition at the first Wolkersdorf composition contest with his composition Die Sitzgruppe, for Percussion Quartet. He won the 3rd Prize of the "Giornate della Percussione" 2006 in Fermo - Italy with his Work Kick-Box 261 for Marimba solo . His work Minotaurus 4.3 for Marimba Solo won the first prize of the 2008 Classical Marimba League International Composition Competition, his work SchattenS├ĄgenFuge was awarded the 3rd prize at the 9th edition of the International Competition of Composition of the PAS-Italy.
In fall 1999 he played at PAS Euro Meeting "99 In Tübingen/Germany. His Work Desert Express commissioned by Brian West and the Percussion Ensemble of the Texas A&M University-Commerce was premiered at PASIC 2000 in Dallas/TX and had its European Premiere at Tübingen in November 2001. He and his ensemble INDEX4 played at two World Drum Festivals, 1999/2000 in Hamburg/Germany . In 2001 he gave a Percussion Clinic at PAS Euro Meeting in Sofia /Bulgaria. In 2016 he is being invited to China to perform at the 7th Jianli International Percussion Festival. He plays seven of his compositions there.
His mallet-series "Leander Kaiser" is manufactured and distributed by Ernst Hosner. Since 2003 he is an endorser of ADAMS Musical Instruments in Thorn, The Netherlands.