Biography

Robert Landfermann

Doublebass

*1982 in Bonn

Studies:

1998 – 2002 Doublebass lessons in Bonn with Gunnar Plümer

2002 – 2007 Jazz-Doublebass in Cologne "Musikhochschule für Musik und Tanz"

2007 – 2009 special degree "Konzertexamen" with Prof Dieter Manderscheid

 

2011 - 2019 teaching Jazz doublebass at the Folkwang University Of Arts Essen

since 2019 Professorship for Jazz doublebass and Ensemblke at the Musikhochschule Mannheim

Rhythm Section coach of the BuJazzO - German Youth BigBand in 2013, 2015, 2018

teaching workshops and masterclasses at universities outside of Germany in New York NYU, London Guild Hall, Birmingham, Oslo, Helsinki, Graz, Maastricht, ArtEz, Almeria and with the help of the Goethe Institut in Bogota, Sydney, Melbourne, Kirgistan, Kasachstan, Togo, Benin, Cote d'Ivoire and Ghana.

 

worked with:

John Scofield, Lee Konitz, Yo-Yo Ma, Ralph Towner, Django Bates, Tomasz Stanko, Barre Philips, John Taylor, Joachim Kühn, Lenine, Dave Liebman, Simon Nabatov, Chris Potter, Nelson Veras, Jorge Rossy, Jeff Ballard, Marc Turner, Joey Baron, John Hollenbecks 'Claudia Quintet', Richie Beirach, Adam Nussbaum, Hilmar Jensen, Loren Stillman, Kaja Draksler, Urs Leimgruber, Jim Black, Peter Evans, Nels Cline, Tom Rainey, Ingrid Laubrock, Paul Lytton, Julian Lage, Manfred Schoof, Kathrin Pechlof, Tobias Delius, Achim Kaufmann, Julian Argueilles, Frank Gratkowski, Biliana Voutchkova, Thomas Lehn, Mederic Collignon, Gerd Dudek, Theresia Philipp, Stephane Guillaume, Elisabeth Coudoux, Charlie Mariano, Markus Stockhausen, Cino Palagliesu, Lucy Railton, Rudi Mahall, Susanne Blumenthal, Tetsu Saitoh, Eva Klesse, Claudio Puntin, Steffen Schorn, Axel Dörner, Wolfgang Haffner, Dima Orsho, Kinan Azmeh, Ian Thomas, Ben Perowski, Jim Beard, Danny Gottlieb, NDR BigBand, WDR-BigBand, Rhani Krija...

Concerts:

In about 50 Countries on 5 Continents:

China, Indonesia, Russia, USA, Canada, Australia, South Corea, Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras, Guatemala, Dominicanian Republic, Salvador, Brasil, Bolivia, Equador, Columbia, Maroc, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Mali, Togo, Cote d’Ivoire, Benin, Cape Verde, Belgium, Holland, Poland, Czech Republic, Danmark, Luxemburg, France, England, Germany, Ireland, Scotland, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Greece, Zyprus, Kasachstan, Kirgistan, Bulgaria, Albania, Rumania, Slovenia, Bulgaria, Hungary, Moldavia, Lithuania, Estonia, Switzerland, Austria, Sweden, Norway...

In famous Concerthalls:

Sydney Opera, Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, Mozartsaal Wien, Cité de la musique Paris, Megaron Musikis Athen, L’auditori Barcelona, Symphony Hall Birmingham, Theatre Marni Brussels, "stone" NYC, Beethovenhaus Bonn, Bozar Brussels, Gewandhaus Leipzig, Brucknerhaus Linz, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Laeiszhalle Hamburg, Festspielhaus Baden-Baden, Philharmony Essen, Philharmony Cologne, Philharmony Luxemburg, Filharmonia Krakowska, Krzysztof Penderecki Centre for Music, NOSPR Concert Hall Katowice, Konserthuset Stockholm...

On national and international Festivals:

Vancouver Jazzfestival, North-Sea-festival, JazzNow Sydney, Kopenhagen Jazzfestival, Jazzfest Berlin, Donaueschinger Musiktage, Casa del Jazz Rom, London Jazzfestival, Glasgow Jazzfestival, JazzNoJazz Zürich, 12points! 2010 Stavanger Norway, 12points! 2008 Dublin, Moers Jazzfestival, Jazz.pt Lissabon, Duketown Festival s’Hertogenbosch, Coimbra Jazzfestival, The Hague Den Haag, Portalegre Jazzfestival, Salzau Jazz-Baltica, Moldavia Jazzfestival, Jazzfestival Burghausen, INNtöne, Leverkusener Jazztage, Elbjazz, Hamburger Jazztage, Münster Jazzfestival, Jazzrallye Düsseldorf, Traumzeit Festival, Gnaua festival Essauira...

Awards:

Deutscher Jazzpreis "band of the year" with Philipp Groppers "PHILM"

Roger Willemsen Stipendium 2021

SWR-Jazzpreis 2014

NRW-Förderpreis 2013

WDR-Jazzpreis 2009

Neuer Deutscher Jazzpreis 2009

Horst und Gretl-Will Stipendium – Culture-Price of the City of Cologne 2009

German Member of the European Jazz Orchestra 2008