28-04-1962 (Zirndorf) † 29-07-2016 (München)
An infant's racket on his mother's cooking pots signalled the start of PETER SADLO's clear and extraordinary career, all based on his exceptional talent in the area of percussion. At the age of twelve years, he began studies at the prestigious "Meistersinger-Konservatorium" in Nürnberg. Shortly after, another decisive event occurred in the life of the talented drummer; acceptance into the "Musikhochschule Würzburg" where Sadlo met the doyen of german percussion art at that time, Siegfried Fink, who would support and mentor him. In 1982, when Peter Sadlo was only 20 years old, he accepted the position of solo timpanist at the Munich Philharmonic. There,for the second time, Peter Sadlo would meet a master who would strongly influences his future development: Sergiu Celibidache, the charismatic conductor of the Munich Philharmonic. In time, the two would develop a powerful common musical understanding.
Not only his almost 20 year association with the orchestra, has influenced Peter Sadlo musically. He has worked with many of the world's most influential conductors such as L. Bernstein, S. Ozawa, L. Maazel, Z. Mehta, D. Barenboim and others. Peter Sadlo also shows great interest for chamber music with musical connection throughout around the globe. He has played on concert stages throughout the world with Martha Argerich, Markus Stockhausen, Clemens Hagen and soloists of the Vienna and Berlin Philharmonic. A special musical friendship connects him to violinist Gidon Kremer, with whom he has realized many chamber music projects.
The greatest part of Peter Sadlo's artistic energies were channelled towards his activities as a soloist. The many invitations to renowned orchestras and festivals give testimony to the ever increasing impact of this exceptional artist. Constantly on the search for new sound experiences he was inspiring the creation of many new compositions .Concurrently to his career as a soloist, Peter Sadlo has always striven to pass on his know-how and experience to the next generation. Since 1983 he has taught at the Münchner Musikhochschule, and at 28 years of age he was appointed professor at the prestigious University Mozarteum Salzburg.
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