The fifth season of concert series Metabonma for classical composed music is starting with a solo performance of the multiple prestigious award-winner German percussionist Vanessa Porter at Klub Gromka on 6 February, Tuesday at 8 pm.

Vanessa Porter (1992, Laupheim, Germany) has been the finalist of the World Marimba Competition (Stuttgart, 2012), one of the recipients of the German national scholarship, and the winner of the Young German Musicians’ Competition, after she received the title of national young musician. In 2016 Porter won the first prize and audience’s prize at the August-Everding competition in Munich.

As a soloist in chamber music she has collaborated with the Schleswig-Holstein Festival in Young Euro Classics. She has performed with the Stuttgart Philharmonie Orchestra, Symphony Orchestra Ludwigsburg, Ulm Chamber Orchestra and the Südwind Wind Orchestra.

With her percussion quartet Daidalos she has received the first prize and special prize for the best performance of compulsory songs at the International Percussion Competition in Luxembourg in 2015. In February 2015 the quartet received the Bruno-Frey Prize which enabled the recording and the release of their first album with the music of Cage, Donatoni and Langui.

Together with her sister Jessica Porter, she received a prize at the online competition in Italy and the sponsorship of the Karl-Jegg Foundation at MIZ (Deutsches Musikinformationzentrum). She is currently a postgraduate student at the High School Of Music and Performing Arts in Stuttgart where she studied with Marta Klimasaro and Jürgen Spitschka. She also studied in London at the Royal Music Academy.

6 February 2018, Tuesday 20.00 – Klub Gromka, Ljubljana