Vita


2016

invitation to the International Jazz piano competition Freiburg

 

2015

release "Barbara Barth —this is..." on Jazz'n'Arts (Mannheim)

 

2014

semi-finalist and finalist (3rd prize) at the international Biberach jazz award

 

2013

lectureship for notation, music theory and ear training at the university of music Saar

 

2012

lectureship for jazz piano at the university of music Saar

 

review of the album "under-stand-art" in New York Cadence Magazine: "Krass demonstrates a solid understanding of the modern jazz piano. But he never takes the obvious route, peppering his solos with sharp rumbling stabs and fleet crystalline upper register passages."

 

2011

recording of the second album "Krassport: The Planets - Discovering Gustav Holst" at renowned Studio "La Buisonne" in South France

 

concert as opener for world star Erik Truffaz on the International Jazz festival "Tremplin Jazz d'Avignon"

 

2010-2011

composing and arranging of the ballet "Silent Mov(i)e" at Saarländisches Staatstheater (choreographer: Marguerite Donlon); participation as pianist/multi instrumentalist on stage at 18 sold out performances in Alte Feuerwache

 

2010

europe-wide release of the first album "Krassport - under-stand-art" on renowned Cologne Label JazzHausMusik, nomination for the quarterly prize of the "Deutsche Schallplattenkritik" as well as review in Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (Ulrich Olshausen): "one of the most beautiful releases in recent time"

 

"Grand Prix" and "Prix de Public" at International Jazz competition "Tremplin Jazz d'Avignon" in South France

 

Award of the Internation Jazz festival St. Ingbert, endowed with 3000 € and connected to a concert at the festival

 

2009-2011

scholarship "music for actors" at VHS Völklingen

 

2009

assistance musical director for the ballet "Casa Azul" at Saarländisches Staatstheater, collaboration with Prof. Claas Willeke and Marguerite Donlon

 

2007

assignement composition of a revue with performances at UNESCO world cultural heritage Völklinger Hütte





Manuel Krass

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66121 Saarbrücken

mail (at) manuelkrass.de

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