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Short Biography - Rüdiger Schramm
1957 Born in Kiel, Germany
1965-67 Attended children’s music school
1967-75 Percussionist with a famous brass orchestra performing repertoire from marches to opera excerpts in 120 concerts per year
1975-77 Timpanist with school symphony orchestra - concert tours to Vienna and Paris
1973-83 Drummer in a band
1978-82 Studied percussion at the Hamburg State School of Music. Graduated with masters degree with excellent results
1977-86 Permanent guest with the Hamburg Symphony and Hamburg Philharmonic State Orchestras, including solo positions; appearances also with other ensembles such as the West German Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra and the North German Radio (NDR) Bigband
Participation in numerous television, radio and record productions, and the musical "Cats"
1986 Masters degree in solo performance - special award by the jury
1980-86 Start of solo career - appearances with Christoph Eschenbach and Justus Frantz performing Bartok’s Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion, with 35 concerts throughout Europe Bartok years
1985 Co-producer of the opening of the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival
1986-94 Producer and co-ordinator of the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival Orchestra - an educational programme for young musicians from all over the world with the participation of conductors such as Leonard Bernstein, Sergiu Celibidache, Lorin Maazel, Sir Georg Solti, Christoph Eschenbach, Valery Gergiev, Semyon Bychkov, Lord Menuhin, and soloists such as Christa Ludwig, Gidon Kremer, Yevgeny Kissin, Arleen Auger, Sviatoslav Richter among others. Co-producer of several international television programmes and recordings. Concert tours throughout Europe Messages from famous conductors Leonard Bernstein 1989
Celibidache rehearsal at Salzau 1988
1989-91 Producer of the German-Russian Orchestra conducted by Valery Gergiev on the occasion of the official visit of Michail Gorbachov and the 50th anniversary of the outbreak of the Second World War between Germany and Russia German-Russian Orchestra Potsdam 1991
1991-93 Co-producer of the Second German Television (ZDF) series "Achtung Klassik"
1986-93 Solo recitals at the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival On Tour Tchaikovsky Hall 1988
Funsession with Members of the Festivalorchestra 1992
1992- Vice-President of the World Federation of International Youth Orchestras (European Union Youth Orchestra, Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra, World Jeunesse Musical Orchestra, Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival Orchestra) Lorin Maazel at lunch 1992
1993-97 Development of the "Caring for our Future"-Concept supported by the United Nations Environment Programme, and foundation of the United World Philharmonic Youth Orchestra supported by Riccardo Chailly, Zubin Mehta, Lord Menuhin, Barbara Hendricks, Kathleen Battle, Montserrat Caballé and the World Federation of International Youth Orchestras Sir Georg Solti in Salzau 1993

Sir Georg Solti in Granada
1997 Launch of the concept in Kyoto, Japan at the Third United Nations Convention on Climate Change, sponsored by the United Nations Environment Programme
Unep News release

1998 Producer and developer of the new concept for the Marler Music Sommer (15 concerts, 1 location) with the Philharmonia Hungarica Orchestra in residence and expanded into the European Classic Festival (50 concerts, 15 locations) with internationally renowned artists such as the Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields, the Jacques Loussier Trio, and I Musici di Roma among others 1998 Frantz and Schramm again, Gerd Simoneit Barum in City of Bottrop
1999- Producer of the official event and world premiere performance of the United World Philharmonic Youth Orchestra on the occasion of the Fifth Convention on Climate Change in Bonn, Germany, co-sponsored by the United Nations Environment Programme and the German Ministry of Environment, co-produced by the Second German Television (ZDF), and televised live by Phoenix, ARTE and the ZDF
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