“A most promising newcomer, Jasmin Kolberg has rapidly established herself as a marimbist in the international concert scene. Her musical sensitivity, expressive phrasing and technical brilliance make each concert a lasting experience.
Born into a musical family in 1974 in Stuttgart (Germany), she began at the age of seven to play piano, violin and percussion. As a percussionist she earned first prizes in “”Young Musicians”” competitions from early on.
In 1994 she began her percussion studies with Prof. Klaus Tresselt at the “”Hochschule fur Musik und Darstellende Kunst”” in Stuttgart, and was accepted into the soloist class in the year 2000. From 1999 to 2001 she studied at the “”Conservatoire Superieur de Paris”” in the marimba-solo-classes of Professors Eric Sammut and Frederic Macarez.
Since 1996, she has been working with the marimba virtuoso Leigh Howard Stevens in New York, and with the famous solo percussionist Robyn Schulkowsky in Berlin. She also participated in numerous master-classes with Gordon Stout and Michael Burritt (USA) and Keiko Abe (Japan).
Jasmin Kolberg was awarded the 3rd prize in the “”2nd World Marimba Competition”” in Okaya, Japan in 1999. She was the winner of the “”Yamaha Competition 2001″” and was granted a scholarship from the Yamaha Music Foundation of Europe. Interested in expanding the repertoire for the marimba, she composes music for her instrument. In addition to her teaching activities, she performs regulary in diverse chamber music constellations, including her own ensemble, and the Percussion Ensemble Stuttgart. She has recorded often for the german radio. (Last Modified 2001.5.6)”