About

Ronni Kot Wenzell (born 1980) is widely internationally active. He's performing and touring in Europe, USA, Asia and South America as soloist, duo and ensemble, here among as duo with the famous Chinese percussion virtuoso, prof. Li Biao. Media acclaimed concerts have included the opening of Formula 1 in Shanghai, performances for NIKE in Los Angeles, AUDI in Germany, the opening of National Center for Performing Arts in China, and an invitation to perform at the closing ceremony of Olympic Games in Beijing.

In addition to performing on percussion, Ronni has also had a great interest in the piano since childhood. After working 5 years as pianist in the culture house Trommen north of Copenhagen at the age of 13 and completing the conservatory's piano exam with honors, he worked as head pianist at The Royal Danish Ballet School for 4 years (2003-2007). Due to increased international offers, Ronni chose to stop at The Royal Danish Ballet and instead devote his time to being a freelance marimbist / percussionist.

Ronni has also performed as a soloist with orchestras in Denmark, Germany and Hong Kong and has participated in TV recordings for DR, TV2, TV2 ZULU, Chinese CCTV Music, CCTV7, CCTV11 and MTV. Additionally, he has participated in many CD recordings, among others a solo piano CD commissioned by The Royal Danish Ballet, a CD recording with Japanese Eriko Daimo and a CD recording in Beijing for EMI Classics.

Ronni also occasionally conducts; latest Disney's Beauty and the Beast (watched by 20.000 people).

During the past few years Ronni has toured intensively and held master classes at prestigious conservatories, academies and universities around the world, such as Juilliard Pre-college, New England Conservatory of Music, New York University, EMESP in Sao Paulo. Brazil etc. Ronni is an endorser for Marimba One, SABIAN Cymbals and Edition SVITZER publications.



"Sensational concert ... Tremendous musician ... Masterful interpretation ... Enormous talent and playability ..."
- Comunidad7, Mexico

Media

TV interview in TV Globo, Brazil

TV interview in TV Globo in collaboration with TV Gazeta during last tour in Brazil in April 2013.

Solo vibraphone

Over the Rainbow for solo vibraphone by Max Leth (from Tales for Vibraphone Vol. 1, published by Edition Svitzer).

Soloist with orchestra

Ney Rosauro's Marimba Concerto No. 1 with Odense Symphony Orchestra, Denmark.