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"I love collecting elements from diverse music cultures and forming them – with tolerance and open-mindedness – into a unique style."

Manfred Leuchter

ACCORDION, COMPOSER, PRODUCER

ambassador Beyond Music

Manfred Leuchter (*1960) is “an accordion player for those, who normally don't like the accordion” (Ian Melrose).

 

1983-today

Arranger, Sound engineer, Producer, Musician in his own studios

 

Tours and Awards

2003-2017

South Asia Tour for Goetheinstitut: New Delhi, Bombay, Calcutta, Bangalore, madras.

Jazzfestival Murcia Spain, Festival des Oudayas Rabat/Morocco, European jazz festival Athens, Thessaloniki, Patras, Ioannina, European jazz festival Vilnius/Lithuania, Tour in Romania, Jazz Yatra Bombay, International Accordion days Istanbul, Akkordeonfestival Vienna, Ballet music for Deutsche Oper am Rhein Dusseldorf, touring to Beirut/Lebanon, Damascus/Syria, Amman/Jordanian, Ramallah/Palestine, Cairo and Alexandria/Egypt, solo concert with National Symphony Orchestra of Syria in Damascus Opera House, Germany, Holland, Belgium, France, Morocco, Syria Palestine: „Jazz lives in Syria“, Damascus, Ramallah, Jenin, Qalqilia, Bethlehem, Jerusalem concerts in Beirut/Lebanon and int. jazz festival in Amman/Jordan with Dima Orsho und Kinan Azmeh /Syria, album-recording in Ramallah and East-Jerusalem with Mohamed Najem/Palestine, Cosmo Jazz Festival Chamonix/France with Basel Rajoub/Syria, concerts and workshops in Khartoum/Sudan, concert with "Hewar" in the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, International Karlspreis Aachen with the Sinfonie Orchestra Aachen

“Gold” award as a producer of Reinhard Mey’s „Einhandsegler“, „Nanga Parbat“, „Bunter Hund“, "Mairegen"

“Gold” and "Platinum" for „Dann mach‘s gut“ and Albumcharts number 1

 

Solo recordings

„Sparito“, „Arabesque“, „Nomade“ "Pas de trois", double-live-CD "Space", "Zina" with Syrian guests, „9 days of solitude, the Damascus tapes“ with „Hewar“ (Kinan Azmeh, Essam Rafea, Dima Orsho /Syria, Antoine Pütz /Netherlands, Steffen Thormählen /Germany), duo album with Ian Melrose "Vis à Vis" and "Kein schöner Land", "Skizzen", 14 songs, „Carpe Momentum“, „Accordion Solo“, "Encounter" with Mohamed Najem

1990-2000

Compositions for theatre: The tempest (Shakespeare), Hasenclever (Wolfgang Franssen), Verführbarkeit auf beiden seiten (Pierre Carlet de Marivaux) Salome (Oscar Wilde), Perser (Aischylos), Lieblieb (Ludwig Fels), Der Nusser (Franz Xaver Kroetz), Die Zofen (Jean Genet), Frauenkrieg Lustspiel (Thomas Brasch), Das Schmürz (Boris Vian), Frau in Schwarz (Stephen Mallatrat), Weiße Ehe (Thaddeusz Rosewicz), Weißalles und Dickedumm (Coline Serreau), Der Streit (Pierre Carlet de Marivaux), Der Balkon (Jean Genet), Macbeth (Shakespeare), Ubu Roi (Alfred Jarry), Tasso (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)

1994

Release of the album “Theaterkompositionen”

1986-2017

Album productions with Reinhard Mey: „Die große Tournee 1986“, „Mit Lust und Liebe“, „Immer weiter“, „Leuchtfeuer“, „Lebenszeichen“, „Flaschenpost“, „Die 12 Weihnachtstage“ and „Willst du dein Herz mir schenken“ (Johann Sebastian Bach), „Lampenfieber“, „Peter und der Wolf“, „Einhandsegler“, „Solo“, „Rüm Hart“, „Nanga Parbat“, „Klaar Kiming“, „Douce France“, „Bunter Hund“, „Mairegen“, „Dann mach‘s gut“. 

Directing the Berliner Philharmoniker for Reinhard Mey‘s “Lilienthals Traum”

Countless concerts, festivals, tv appearances, on the road ...

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