biographyChristian Dierstein has established himself among the most interesting performers in the contempory music of our time.He studied under Bernhard Wulff at the Freiburg Musikhochschule and under Gaston Sylvestre in Paris.Heis the winner of numerous competitions and received scholarships from the Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes and the Akademie Schloß Solitude ,Stuttgart.
He is the percussionist of the ensemble recherche since 1988.
Together with Marcus Weiss and Yukiko sugawara he formed the Trio accanto.In addition to his performances of new music ,he has focused on non-European music and free improvisation.
He has given solo concerts throughout Europe in the Rising Stars series.Important appearances include:Amsterdam Concertgebouw, Athens ,Berliner Festspiele,Brussel Festival,Donaueschinger Musiktage,Huddersfield Festival,Lucerne Festival,Monday evening concerts Los Angeles,Rachmaninov Hall Moskau,Festival d`Autome Paris,Ircam Paris, Rome,Salzburg Festival,Schleswig Holstien Festival,Suntory Hall Tokyo,Wien Modern,Wittener Tage für neue Kammermusik,Zürich Festival für neue Musik, He has recorded for several labels including Kairos,col legno,Stradivarius, Winter & Winter,neon and his recordings have been the recipients of numerous awards.
Christian Dierstein works together regulary with several of the greatest living composers,figures such as Hans Abrahamsen,Beat Furrer, Hugues Dufourt, Helmut Lachenmann,Rebecca Saunders, Salvatore Sciarrino. Since 2001 he is Professor for percussion and new chamber music at the Hochschule für Musik in Basel, Switzerland. And he gave masterclasses in Buenos Aires,Berlin,Chicago,Los Angeles,Genf, Madrid,Moskau,New York,Oslo,Peking,Valencia,Tiflis and others."