They don´t agree on much, but they do have one thing in common.
They are all crazy about rhythm!

 

These drummers could not be more different from each other. Despite this, they have pulled together to push a variety of percussion from the back of the stage directly into the limelight.

The result is an inspiring mix of a stage concert, raw street performance and pure entertainment.

Powerful beats and exciting rhythms combine with delicate melodies and a fantastic sense of humor.

 

With unbridled energy and infectious enthusiasm, the musicians wow, amuse and delight their audiences around the world.

 


The entertainment concept is rich in variety, presenting amazing artists, elaborate visual elements and the right dose of comedy, all of which make the show to what a German critic described as ...

“AN EXTRAORDINARY TOTAL WORK OF ART ”.

 

BERLINER MORGENPOST

Powerful beats and exciting rhythms, virtuous marimba melodies, witty solos and magic tricks with wellington boots - equality of classical instruments and objects of daily use.



A unique and magnificent performance packed with rhythm, melody and surprise.

Press Reviews:

"BEST OF ALL RHYTHM SHOWS. Storms of enthusiasm and standing ovations "

GLOCKE BREMEN - WESER KURIER

 

"Electronic soundscapes and a phenomenal firepower..."

" A GREAT, FANTASTIC KNOCK-OUT FEELING! "

BERLINER Morgenpost

 

"A magnificent and masterly drumming spectacle."

 

" DESERVED STANDING OVATIONS! "

NW HERFORD THEATER

 

"There is a difference between the German "Power! Percussion" and other percussion ensembles dedicated to entertainment: The classically educated musicians - who all have a background in classical orchestras, opera houses or in rock and pop music - are not just craftsmen, but musical virtuosos..."

BERLINER ZEITUNG

"Percussionists don’t come any better than this. Brilliant."

STADTHALLE WOLFSBURG - WAZ

"SENSATIONAL!"

"What a night!

Genuinely great show – we’ll be back, we hope you too."

"JUST SOOOOOO GOOD!"

"SIMPLY TERRIFIC!!!

GO and see it!"

"Superb show yesterday

- you rocked the Opera!"



The Munich percussionists Stephan Wildfeuer, Rudi Bauer and Jürgen Weishaupt already established how unconventional and witty percussion music and be “staged” when founding POWER!PERCUSSION in 1997. This has not changed even after hundreds of performances – neither has their audiences enthusiasm right through all age groups.

Together with their new member, Christoph Schmid, the band is a group of specialists in the field of both classical and popular percussion music and can be seen on tour throughout the world these days.

Beside European concert tours POWER!PERCUSSION have also successfully performed in Asia. After a performance at the Salzburger Festspiele in Austria they were invited to present their show at the Grand National Theatre Beijing in China. Other highlights were performances at the renowned Seoul Drum Festival in South Korea and the New Taipeh Festival in Taiwan.

STEPHAN WILDFEUER

Studies @ HOCHSCHULE FUER MUSIK UND THEATER MUENCHEN
 
Tours & tv-shows with Werner Schneyder, Michael Heltau, Konstantin Wecker, Angelika Milster, Ute Lemper, Dieter Hildebrandt u.a
 
Percussionist Munich Percussionensemble
Founder POWER! PERCUSSION
 
European tours as Percussionist for Andrew Lloyd Webber´s Musical SONG AND DANCE and the Original Broadway Musical WEST SIDE STORY
 
Musiccomposer and producer for Industry clients: Adidas, Audi, Ducati, O2, KIA, Opel, Mercedes Benz and more
Founder bw musicproduction with Jo Barnikel
 
Titles and filmscores for movie and tv ("Abschnitt 40", Der Bulle von Toelz", "Hinter Gittern", “GSG 9”, "Der Snob und der Cop", “Tatort", “Das Kanzlerduell” u.a)
 
Nominated for German TV Award
DEUTSCHER FERNSEHPREIS ”Best Music”
 
 
 

RUDI BAUER

Studies & Masterclass diplom @ HOCHSCHULE FUER MUSIK UND THEATER MUENCHEN

AWARD-WINNER "Jugend musiziert"
Most successful german participant of the
international ARD Music Competition ´97
 
Solo-concerts through Europe
Solo-Programm "schlaGwerKe"
 
Cooperation: Bayerische Staatsoper, Munich Philharmonics, Sinfonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Sir Georg Solti, Sir Colin Davis, Sergiu Celibidache, Zubin Metha, Kent Nagano u. a.
 
Assistant professor Hochschule for Catholic Church Music and Music Pedagogics Regensburg
Concerts and studioworks with Li Biao Percussion Group in Europe, Asia and South America
 
 
 

CHRISTOPH SCHMID

Studies @  HOCHSCHULE FUER MUSIK STUTTGART
and Berufsfachschule für Musik Krumbach

Drummer for James Blunt, Hank Davison Band, And.Ypsilon (Die Fantastischen Vier), Wolfgang Schmid (Passport), and more

Musical Engagements: STAGE ENTERTAINMENT Musicals TANZ DER VAMPIRE, REBECCA und MAMMA MIA!

TV-Portraits:  Bayerisches Fernsehen (Christoph ‚The Beat‘ Schmid) and SWR (Christoph Schmid ‚It’s all about the beat‘)
 
 

JÜRGEN WEISHAUPT

Studies @ SWISS JAZZ SCHOOL BERN

Instructor drummer’s focus
Initiator of diverse drum & bass projects
Composer and musicproducer for TV, Industry and Movies

Studio-drummer for numerous productions  (Music, TV, Commercial, Industry)

Engagements and tours in Musical- and Galabusiness, international artist attendance, Big Band, Jazz and Rock

Artists:
John Munich, Claudio Roditi, Bobby Shew, Megapearls, Ray Wilson, Ron Williams, Toots Thielemans, Angelika Milster, We, Jazz Breath, Colour Change, Funkability and more

Support Act:
B.B.King, Temptations, Kool & the Gang, James Moody, Bill Frisell, Fool´s GardenSupremes and more