By Axel Borup-Jørgensen
Mathias Reumert (b. 1980) is a Danish percussionist, conductor, arranger, and leader of the ensemble EKKOZONE. As a soloist he has performed extensively in Europe and in many parts of the Americas, premiering several new works. He collaborates extensively with composers, and has worked with Jonathan Harvey, Roger Reynolds, Pierre Jodlowski, Per Nørgård, and Poul Ruders, among others.
Early in his career he received 1st Prizes at three major music competitions, including the Gaudeamus Interpreters’ Competition in Amsterdam. In 2010, the duo Reumert/Hildebrandt created the music show ’Ein Trommelspiel’, which has since been staged at three Danish theaters as well as at the Borusan Music House in Istanbul and the Meyerhold Theatre in Moscow.
In 2013, Mathias Reumert formed the crossover ensemble EKKOZONE. He is featured as soloist and recently as conductor on several CDs out on Dacapo Records.
His DVD entitled ’Solo’ was released by the label Metier in September 2015. That year he was awarded the Prize of the Danish Music Critics.