Marinos Tranoudakis


Born in Athens Greece 1984. Marinos studied percussion under Konstantinos Vorissis and Konstantinos Theodorakos.

He continued his studies in Hochschule für Musik Detmold (Germany) under Prof. Peter Prommel .

At the same time he studied privately timpani under the Berlin Philharmonic timpanist Wieland Welzel and the Bochumer Symphoniker timpanist Arend Weitzel.

As a timpanist he collaborated with renowned conductors such as Kurt Masur , Teodor Currentzis and with orchestras such as MusicAeterna (Perm Ballet Theater), Bilkent Symphony Orchestra (Ankara), NordWestDeutsche Philharmonie, Bielefelder Philharmoniker, Radio Kammerfilarmonie Netherlands, Orchestre “La Réjouissance“(Gregor Van den Boom). His is regularly partner and soloist with Detmolder Kammerorchester, and LandesTheater Detmold.

He collaborated as well with Athens State Orchestra and Camerata Athens, Cyprus Symphony Orchestra, Thessaloniki State Orchestra as a Soloist (November 2017) and he has been member of the Greek modern music ensemble.

Ηe has been assistant professor for timpani and orchestra repertoire in Hochschule für Musik Detmold where he still gives timpani Masterclasses .

He has recorded for labels such as ‘’Sony Classics’’ ,‘’Naxos” και “Irida classical” .

From July 2014 until March 2017 was holding the co-principal percussion and timpani position in Greek National Radio Symphony Orchestra.

Since April 2017 he is Principal Timpanist of the National Opera of Greece.

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