30.06.2014 Classic Mallets meets Ney Rosauro !
Roland Härdtner is already right in the middle of his concert programme "Classic Mallets meets Ney Rosauro !" The new programme will be presented by Roland Härdtner in cooperation with the Badische Philharmonie and special guest Ney Rosauro at a concert in the "Großes Haus" of the theatre Pforzheim on Saturday, 18th of October 2014 at 8.00 pm and Sunday, 19th of October 2014 at 5.00 pm. Tickets will be available online here or at the box office of the theatre from July 2014 on. We are looking forward to great concert evenings !
26.11.2013 The new Internet-Shop is online !
Now it is possible to buy all CDs, many downloads and Leadsheets (for free!) from Roland Härdtner at a reasonable price.
The new online shop is the perfect place when you are looking for a gift, especially in christmas time. Order quick and safe with bank transfer or PayPal.
Enjoy it !
Go to shop here !
03.11.2013 New concert programme in October 2014 !
Roland Härdtner is already right in the middle of his concert programme "Fusion Mallets" ! The new programme will be presented by Roland Härdtner in cooperation with the two orchestras Badische Philharmonie and Orchester der Kulturen at a special concert in the "Großes Haus" of the theatre Pforzheim on Saturday, 18th of October 2014 at 8.00 pm and Sunday, 19th of October 2014 at 5.00 pm. Tickets will be available at the box office of the theatre from 13.09.2014 on. We are looking forward to great concert evenings !
06.04.2012 New programme and CD "Piano Mallets", November 24 , 2012
Boris Ritter and Roland Härdtner are already right in the middle of their new programme "Piano Mallets" ! The new programme and the same-named CD will be presented by the two musicians at a special concert in the "Großes Haus" of the theatre Pforzheim on Saturday, 24th of November at 7.30 p.m. Tickets will be available at the box office from 02.11.2012 on. We are looking forward to a great concert evening!
17.02.2012 The first videos are online !
The first videos with Mallets - concerts in excerpts from 1990 and 1994 are here on this website now under "Media" / "Videos". Among others you will find a "historic" recording from Darius Milhaud's "Concerto pour Marimba, Vibraphone et orchestre". Enjoy !
27.01.2012 Roland Härdtner is also online on facebook now !
Roland Härdtner is now in the context of his new internet point of presence with his work also on facebook online. There you will find current informations, new photos and very soon also videos under "Roland Härdtner - Mallets Music".
15.11.2011 New programme with CD-presentation: Piano Mallets as from autumn 2012 !
Roland Härdtner and Boris Ritter are currently rehearsing a new programme with the
title „Piano Mallets“. This new concert programme will be characterised by a wide stylistic range, highest requirements of the playing techniques and a „blind“ musical understanding for each other, where every duo partner has to play as a soloist or backing
The premiere as well as a corresponding CD presentation concert are planned at the moment for autumn 2012.
08.11.2011 Mallets Concerts from Roland Härdtner soon available on video !
Video concert recordings from Roland Härdtner's mallets concerts captured between 1994 and 2010 will be availably by the beginning of 2012 on Youtube and on this website !
03.11.2011 New second pianist
The swinging mallets trio with Boris Ritter playing the piano, is the usual backing band for Roland
Härdtner. Now Professor Harald Lierhammer joins the trio as an alternative piano player.
In the past, it had been often very difficult to find a replacement for Ritter -the extraordinary pianist and arrangeur from numerous of Härdtner's mallets productions – when there were overlapping dates. Now Roland Härdtner found Professor Harald Lierhammer, a real cross-over specialist, for his mallets concerts. He is professor for classical piano music at the „Musikhochschule Stuttgart“, also he has worked for many years as the first keyboarder in a lot of musical productions at the SI-Centrum Stuttgart.
In the next eight days Harald Lierhammer plays besides his introductory training at three premieres with different programmes as the Swinging Mallets Trio's pianist. Good luck !