Hochschule für Musik und Theatre Hamburg, HfMT
Felix Stachelhaus grew up in a family of musicians in the Ruhr area during the structural change from coal and steel industry to a cultural metropole, surrounded by a whole region searching for it's identity and concerts, theatre and dance in old factories and collieries.
He got in contact with music very early, learned drums, trumpet and piano and started songwriting, composing and arranging. Besides, interdisciplinary projects with dancers and theatre became an important part of his activity. His enthusiasm for contemporary music and different musical styles led him to his Bachelor in drums/percussion at location Wuppertal of HfMT Köln with Prof. Christian Roderburg (classical/contemporary), Mathias Haus (jazz vibraphone) and Mirek Pyschny (drum set) and to a lot of masterclasses (Katarzyna Mycka, Tatiana Koleva, Gordon Stout, Eric Sammut, Tony Miceli). During these studies he became a demanded soloist, orchestra and chamber musician in the Rhein/Ruhr region.
He would like to find a way to change the traditional ritual of classical concerts. His aim are programmes based on a topic or question, bringing together different styles, integrating the possibilities of room, movement, texts and technology assembled to an artistic concept.
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