August 23rd 2018

Concert for support of Romanian Kids

A concert that is both wonderful and meaningful; it helps funding a home for children in Romania. Come listen, enjoy and support a good cause.

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July 20th 2018

New Marimba Concerto - Prep Weeks

Starting tomorrow, the Orchestra Giovane under the baton of Christoph Escher and with me as their soloist will learn the newly written Marimba Concerto by Simon Scheiwiller, based on a poem by Heidy Huwiler. The concerto was written for this project and for me. What more could I ask for? 

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June 18th 2018

Early Morning Concert on July 6th - Start your day with music

Next concert coming up; Early Morning concert on July 6th, 07:00 am. THIS is the way to start off one last workday before the weekend. 

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April 2nd 2018

Harmonie in Fire - Concert in Wetzikon

The "Harmonie Wetzikon" will host me as a guest musician on the spring concerts 2018. I will present a new number with my Glowrimba; glowing mallets in the dark. Come check it out. =)

Flyer FrueKo 2018 print

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December 17th 2017

Marimba Artist as a guest at the "Sax and the City" Festival

Come listen to the sounds of Marimba and Saxophone on Dezember 17th in Zurich. Doors: 6:30 pm. 

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November 6th 2017

chapeau!wetzikon - I won the culture price of my city

I am happy to announce that the city of Wetzikon is honoring my work as a musician and pedagogue with the culture price of Wetzikon.

The ceremony will take place on November 16th, 2017.

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August 29th 2017

Mallet Workshop in Winterthur

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For further information and registration use this link.

January 16th 2017

Synergy Workshop - tap dance and live music in Winterthur, Switzerland

Now for something completely different: this is about a workshop for tap dancers and musicians. Together with an incredible tap dancer (Daniel Borak) and a highly creative multi-instrumentalist and composer (Kilian Deissler), I will be giving a workshop for tap dancers and musicians.

The goal is to increase both the dancers and the musicians skills; better phrasing, tighter movements for the dancers and the opportunity for musicians to play new arrangements and compositions live with tap dancers. There will be group lessons as well as individual coaching. 

Check out the flyer if you are able to read German and living close to Winterthur.    =)

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October 27th 2016

Concert with project choir

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October 13th 2016

Short Notice - Concert tomorrow with Daniel Borak - Marimba and Tap Dance

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May 17th 2016

Two Instruments, Two Solo Concertos - One Artist, One Orchestra

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April 16th 2016

with renewed energy on the way to new musical endeavors

Dear visitors of my official Marimba Artist website

I am fully aware of the fact that my website lacks new entries such as news or upcoming concerts. Unfortunately, I am not able to be on stage as often as I would like to be.

This is mainly because the marimba is still such an unknown instrument in Switzerland (which is a super small country anyway) and "people usually don`t miss what they don`t know", but also because I have found myself in quite an artistic crisis over the last couple of months. 

Now that this crisis is over and now that I have new energy for work besides teaching a lot of wonderful children, teenagers and adults, this website as well as my facebook fan page shall become more attractive again. Of course, this will take some time as I do need to launch new projects and get new concerts. The direction I intend to go in is away from the "cliché classical music" towards my own music and my own art.

Here is a little sneak peek of what you might see more often in future concerts of mine...


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December 14th 2015

NEW online SHOP

Yes, there is a lack of announcements of new concerts… but there is a brand new web shop online now.

Check out the shop, buy a CD or the sheet music of my published marimba Solo "ANNA".

I will be adding new products soon, so stay tuned!

December 13th 2015

new year, new concerts, new plans

The two concerts with the vocal ensemble "stimmig!" were a total success. People were standing up from their seats, enchanted by the voices of the ensemble and my marimba playing. My light show in the dark church were a total surprise, and I am sure that people want to see more of it.

This is why a new project is about to go into its next phase of planing.

Let`s see, where this goes!


November 24th 2015

Concert with the vocal ensemble "stimmig!"

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November 16th 2015

"Marimba Duritebe" - Marimba solo with wind ensemble, THIS WEEKEND!!!

This saturday and sunday, November 21st and 22nd, I will play a short solo part with the "Stadtmusik Dietikon".

The piece by Austrian Johann Hausl is a groovy, entertaining piece that brings some fresh sounds into my repertoire.

In the remaining program, which contains mostly movie soundtracks, I will of course still play the mallets in the background. Why not?


Looking forward to it!

October 15th 2015

What a wonderful feedback for my composition "Anna"

Sometime around September this year, I received an email of a student at the University of Tennessee at Martin, saying that she found my marimba composition "Anna" online and that she simply had to have the sheet music.

Here are those wonderful words she wrote that motivate me to compose again.

"I found your marimba solo, "Anna," online, and I fell in love with it! I would love to play it (…)"

(J.K., Sophomore Music Education Major at the University of Tennessee at Martin)


Soon enough, I will sit down again and compose.


Thank you, Jenna, for those inspiring words and enjoy my composition.

August 17th 2015

Marimba and Organ, two concerts in September 2015

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Two concerts with marimba and organ are coming up in september 2015.

On september 5th, I play with Yoshiko Masaki at the "Zürcher Orgelnacht" and on september 6th, I play with Christoph Küdderli and Katja Sager at the "Jahreskonzert Dietlikon"


More information; see concert calendar

April 1st 2015

Double Concerto - not two soloists, but the same twice in a row - April 18th and 19th, 2015


The concerts with the Kammerorchester Kloten under the baton of Raphael Honegger are soon to be happening.

I will play the relatively new concerto for marimba and string orchestra "The Night`s Door" by French composer Jordan Gudefin and, in contrast, the well known Concerto N° 1 for marimba and orchestra by Danish composer Anders Koppel.

For detailed infos to where and when, click here 


March 3rd 2015

Concert cancelled


I am terribly sorry to announce that the concert on March 22nd has been cancelled, due to unfortunate circumstances.

The idea of a concert with Marimba and Cello lives on though, and there will be an opportunity to hear us in the near future.


January 12th 2015

Upcoming concerts in this year 2015 are now online !!

Simply click here to see the concert calendar.

January 3rd 2015

Happy new year 2015 to all of you!!!

Stay tuned, there will be good concerts this year, in many different styles.

December 2nd 2014

Libertango and Balkan Grooves


August 20th 2014

And here comes the flyer for my concert with the "Academic Orchestra Basel"

"Academic Orchestra Basel"

Together, we will perform my own transcription of the concert in d minor by J.S. Bach (BWV 1052) for marimba.

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July 23rd 2014

New profile on musingo.de !!!

The network XING and the support of Gerald Hirsch brought about the opportunity to appear in a profile on the German musician platform "musingo.de". 

Click on the highlighted link in the title and take a look.

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May 25th 2014

Finally, some news - "Bach in Brazil" CD release !!! - now also available on iTunes

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I am proud to present the CD I recorded in summer 2013 together with Japanese organ player Yoshiko Masaki. The CD is ready for shipping now that I am finally back home in Switzerland.

The CD can be ordered directly through me for 20.- Swiss Francs (CHF).

For now, just send an email to management@marimba-artist.ch with your delivery address or visit the iTunes store, where you can purchase the tracks as well.

Enjoy works by Ney Rosauro, Heitor Villa-Lobos and J.S. Bach, all arranged for our organ-marimba duo.

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March 3rd 2014

Master`s Advanced Recital

With the following link, you can live stream my recital in Miami, Florida. I will be on stage this Thursday, March 6, 2014 at 2:00 pm EST. This equals "20:00 Uhr" for all my friends back home in Switzerland and similar time-zones.

Live Stream - Marimba Recital

- Velocities by J. Schwantner
- Lemuria by C. Z. Marjàn
- Ilias by N. J. Zivkovic
- Travel Diary by P. Lansky
- Hurricane`s Eye by L. Kaiser
- Anna by M. Leuenberger

February 14th 2014

Concert with Organ and Marimba rescheduled for April 27, 2014

The concert of February 23, 2014 had to be postponed, due to a double-booking by the host of the concert. The good news is; the pleasure of performing Bach`s d-minor Concerto (BWV 1052) together with the outstanding Russian  musician Asiya Korepanova is still mine. Not this month, but in April this year. More infos can be found by clicking on the "Concerts" button.

January 29th 2014

New video online; "Scaramouche", 1. movement, by Darius Milhaud

With some delay, I proudly present; The performance of the Swiss Saxophone Orchestra with conductor Harry White and soloist Manuel Leuenberger, autumn 2013 in Lörrach, Germany.

To the video


Next concert


Manuel Leuenberger