Percussionist Peter Sadlo (*1962), one of the world’s most renowned percussionists and hailed as an innovative musician died today after a surgery. Sadlo’s extraordinary musical intuition and virtuosity have made him an internationally sought after artist.

Peter Sadlo studied at the Konservatorium in Nuremberg and at the Musikhochschule in Würzburg with Siegfried Fink. He has won numerous first prizes throughout his career including the first-ever percussion awards at both the Concours International Genève (1982) and at the Internationaler Musikwettbewerb der ARD in Munich (1985).

At age 20, Peter Sadlo became solo timpanist at the Munich Philharmonic, a position he held for 15 years and during which time his style was greatly influenced by his collaboration with Sergiu Celibidache. Starting in 1998, he began to concentrate exclusively on his career as a soloist and ensemble leader. Additionally, Peter Sadlo was Professor of Percussion at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Munich and at the University ‘Mozarteum’ in Salzburg.

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