Martin Grubinger – Top Sports Athlete on Stage
Having just returned from Vienna, I’d like to tell you about Martin Grubinger who’s a multi-percussionist on a league of its own. 24-year old multiple awards winner Martin Grubinger from Austria (the “Wizard of Drums”) plays the marimba, conga, snare drums, timpani, bells….to keep it short: he plays anything that serves as a percussion instrument. Perhaps “play” is the wrong exression, he PERFORMS, he ENERGIZES, he is a BRILLIANT artist with a great future ahead.
Actually, I intended to embed some video here but I got rather disappointed by the quality of the videos available on the web, that’s why I decided not to do it after all. There are some better quality music samples on his last.fm site but listening alone is obviously not enough -you’ve just got to see this guy and his ensemble PERFORM their SPECTACULAR show LIVE!
If you see him **IN ACTION**, you realize he is not only a musician but a top sports athlete as well. His heart rate is said to reach 180bpm during his 2.5 hour performance, so he needs a training like a marathon runner. Honestly, make sure you catch one of his life shows when he is performing somewhere near you. It’s absolutely worth it! 🙂