INFOBOXGenre(s): Contemporary Music
From: Tyrol, Austria
Martin Mallaun is continually in search of new tonal and stylistic forms of expression for the zither. This quest has led him into such different areas as contemporary music, Baroque lute music, free improvisation and traditional Alpine music. In addition to cooperating with various musicians, actors and writers, he has initiated countless projects of his own (amongst others with the zither trio GREIFER – a long-time collaboration with the violinist Barbara Lüneberg, the improvisation trio tricky bridges and Die Landlust!). Aside from this, Mallaun has been engaged as a soloist with the National Royal Scottish Orchestra, with the Orchestre National des Pays de la Loire and with the Orchestre de Picardie. Many world premieres (compositions by Georg Friedrich Haas, Burkhard Stangl, Manuela Kerer, Burkhard Friedrich, Franz Hautzinger, Manuel de Roo and others) illustrate his commitment to New Music.