Holistic training at the highest level


The ACADEMY | PERCUSSION meets IDENTITY is founded upon a ground-breaking, dual, yet holistic concept: a proven, success-yielding combination of superlative musical education and intensive personal coaching – simply, PERCUSSION meets IDENTIY.


Success comes to those who apply themselves to self-improvement on multiple levels. We challenge you to take a major step forward by honing your musical and technical skills through direct tuition and guidance from outstanding musicians from the very highest echelons of the profession, as well developing your performance on stage, your body language and your artistic personality.


We invite you to come and explore the furthest reaches of your musicianship - even beyond your own perceived boundaries - during a highly intensive week of holistic training of the highest calibre. Expand your personal network and encounter no end of inspiring people amid glorious surroundings and in an atmosphere in which the individual couldn't be more highly valued!


Audition training

Chamber music

One-to-one tuition

Orchestral and solo repertoire


Success coaching

Success begins in the mind! Thoughts, emotions and the competence to control your inner processes contribute to optimum performance.

Mental strength

Development of self-regulation techniques, relaxation capability, power of concentration and mental performance preparation.

Stress competence

Maintaining the ability to perform in stressful situations, retaining composure and confidence when under pressure and emerging fortified from it.

Resilience fortification

Learn to recognise, develop and strengthen your ability to remain balanced and effective when facing extraordinary challenges.


Ulrike Stadler

Artistic Director

Anna Schnur

Organisational Management


From 14. to 20. July 2019

The ACADEMY commences with lunch at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday 14 July, followed by tuition and coaching from 2:00 p.m. We all go our separate ways after breakfast together on Saturday 20 July.


It's your choice: either you enrol just for PERCUSSION (excludes participation in the identity training) or you enrol in addition for IDENTITY and exploit the full benefits of holistic training at the ACADEMY.

  • Members of Percussion Creativ receive a discount of EUR 30,00
  • Early Bird Discount of 30 Euro until 17th March 2019
  • BOARD and LODGING is not included in the ACADEMY fee.
  • Please note: The registration ends on 6. May 2019

Steiermarkhof, Graz, Austria

Room bookings can be made online via office(at) Rooms with full board (excl. drinks) are reserved, they can be used as single or multi-bed rooms. Please indicate in your reservation e-mail that you are from the ACADEMY, the date of your overnight stay and your billing address. If you need an overnight stay during the Academy, please note that you HAVE TO book it in the Steiermarkhof.


Friday, 19th July 2019, 7:30 p.m.

Steiermarkhof, Graz Ekkehard-Hauser-Straße 33, 8052 Graz

The concert “PERCUSSIONISTS UNITED 2019"is the artistic highlight of the week, where we present the results of the ACADEMY I PERCUSSION MEETS IDENTITY 2019. We cordially invite you to experience how our world-famous lecturers perform together with the young people on stage and provide an authentic interpretation on the concert evening. You will also be there when several Austrian premieres and highly creative pieces are performed for the first time at PERCUSSIONISTS UNITED 2019. We are looking forward to your visit!

Admission free (voluntary donation) and free choice of seat.

Specialist tutors 2019

Pius Cheung

Professor of the University of Oregon, Soloist, Composer, Juror at international masterclasses

Eriko Daimo

Lecturer at the Julliard School of Music New York, Soloist, Lecturer and Juror in international masterclasses

Johannes Fischer

Professor Musikhochschule Lübeck, Soloist, Composer, ARD, Music Competition Prize Winner

David Friedman

Soloist, Founder Jazz Department Universität der Künste Berlin, Composer, Member of the Percussion Arts Society Hall of Fame

Alex Georgiev

Professor at the State Conservatory in Klagenfurt, Soloist, Member of Percussive Planet

Claudio Spieler

Soloist, Author “drums&percussion", Specialist for afrocuban, afrobrasilian & indian music, Founder of the percussion duo Discussion with Hakim Ludin

Ulrike Stadler

Timpanist recreation Großes Orchester Graz, numerous engagements in various ensemble formations, Professor of a percussion class at the University of Art Graz and at the Joseph Haydn Conservatory in Eisenstadt

Kerstin Eibel

Lecturer for Mental Training at the University of the Arts Graz, accompanies musicians and athletes on their way to success in coaching

Leonhard Königseder

1st percussionist and assistant principal timpanist of the Graz Philharmonic Orchestra & Opera Graz, certified mental and sports mental trainer


Previous tutors


  • Tom Greenleaves
  • Gewandhausorchester Leipzig
  • Jens Herz
  • Bamberger Symphoniker
  • Thomas Lechner
  • Wiener Staatsoper, Wiener Philharmoniker
  • Christoph Sietzen
  • MUK Wien
  • Guido Marggrander
  • Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks
  • Johannes Fischer
  • Musikhochschule Lübeck
  • David Friedman
  • Vibraphon Solist
  • Martin Grubinger
  • Solist
  • Raphael Haeger
  • Berliner Philharmoniker
  • Anton Mittermayr
  • Wiener Philharmoniker, MUK Wien
  • Katarzyna Myćka
  • Marimba Solistin
  • Norbert Rabanser
  • Landeskonservatorium Tirol
  • Klaus Schwärzler
  • Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, Zürcher Hochschule der Künste
  • Emmanuel Séjourné
  • Solist, Komponist, Conservatoir de Strasbourg
  • Wieland Welzel
  • Berliner Philharmoniker
  • Sebastian Brugner
  • Volksoper Wien, Louie’s Cage
  • Josef Gumpinger
  • ORF-Radio-Symphonieorchester Wien, MDW Wien
  • Alexej Gerassimez
  • Solist
  • Oliver Madas
  • Wiener Philharmoniker, MUK Wien
  • Jesús Porta Varela
  • NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester


  • Andor Csonka
  • mentale Probespielvorbereitung
  • Lilian Genn
  • Körperarbeit, Franklin-Methode
  • Andrea Latritsch-Karlbauer
  • Bühnenpräsenz, Auftritt & authentische Kommunikation
  • Pat Leonhard
  • my Mozart-Scan
  • Heidemarie Zuder
  • Persönlichkeitstraining, Mentoring


To finally activate your application please transfer the pre-payment of € 160 to the account of Percussion meets Identity and send your personal and musical cv to office(at)



ACADEMY | PERCUSSION meets IDENTITY is organized by Ulrike Stadler (Artistic Director) and Anna Schnur (Organisational Management).