Born in 1968 in Illingen, Saarland, Dirk Rothbrust has established himself as a percussionist in demand worldwide. From 1986 to 1994 he studied in Saarbrücken and Karlsruhe with Franz Lang and Isao Nakamura. Since 1995 he has been a member of the Schlagquartett Köln, from 2001 to 2008 he played in the Kammerensemble Neue Musik Berlin, and since 2005 he has been a member of the Ensemble Musikfabrik in North Rhine-Westphalia. In ensembles or as a soloist, Dirk Rothbrust performs at all the important European festivals for contemporary music and works with the most important composers and interpreters of our time, among them Pierre-Laurent Aimard, Martha Argerich and Maurizio Pollini, the saxophonist Peter Brötzmann or the electronic duo “Mouse on Mars”. As a soloist, Dirk Rothbrust premiered “void” by Rebecca Saunders, Beat Furrer’s “Xenos III” and Wolfgang Mitterer’s “Rasch”, among others, which – like many other works – were written especially for him.