Arnold Riedhammer

Arnold Riedhammer

Mr. Riedhammer, percussionist and composer, is much sought after in the fields of classical music as well as rock, pop and jazz. Born in Somerville, New Jersey, he studied at the Richard Strauss Conservatory in Munich (Germany), passing his final examination with honors in 1970. After working as a solo timpanist in Nuremberg and Bonn, he has been the solo percussionist with the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra since 1974. He is also a lecturer at the Academy of Music in Munich.

Mr. Riedhammer wrote several title songs and music for commercials commissioned by the Bavaria Broadcasting Co, and has numerous percussion pieces published by Zimmermann (Frankfurt, Germany), and Studio 4 Music (USA).

He has recorded and toured with: The Rolling Stones, Freddie Mercury and Queen, Liza Minelli, Liberace, Chris de Burgh, Donna Summer, Randy Crawford, Henri Mancini, Jerry Goldsmith, Elmar Bernstein, and Lawrence Rosenthal.

 

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