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Creative Scholar
UiTM Faculty of Music
Universiti Teknologi MARA
Level 11, Menara SAAS, UiTM Main Campus,
40450 Shah Alam
Selangor Darul Ehsan, MALAYSIA

Curriculum Vitae :
Name :   Michael Maximillian Riefer
Position :   Creative Scholar (Percussion Studies)
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Research Area:

  • Western Percussion, Timpani


  • Degree and Diploma (Percussion Studies)




  • German Diplom (equal to Master’s Degree), Music University of Freiburg, Germany, 2010
  • Certificate “Advanced Studies Performance and Education”, Music University of Freiburg, Germany (2012)
  • Certificate “Timpani and Orchestra Percussion”, Toho Orchestra Academy, Toyama, Japan (2007)

Professional Experience:

  • Creative Scholar/Chair of Percussion Studies, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam, Malaysia (2015-Present)
  • Lecturer, Music University Lugano, Switzerland (2010-2012)


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Book Chapters:

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Conference Papers:

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Recordings and Productions/ Performances:

  • Solo-Recital Percussion “Echoes from the Recesses of Time” (2015, November 29). Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Center , Kuala Lumpur , Malaysia.  premieres by Tazul Tajuddin, Michael Smetanin,  Yii Kah Hoe, Choi Jeonghun

  • Audio-visual production “Yamanote – a sound-land-scape”, (2014/5), Donauhallen, Donaueschingen, Germany; Gare du Nord, Basel, Switzerland; Lokremise, St. Gallen, Switzerland. Percussionist with Ensemble Inverspace

  • International festival „MaerzMusik“ (2014, March), Festspielhaus,Berlin, Germany.  Percussionist with Ensemble Modern

  • Chamber opera „Tokyo Faust“ (2013, November), Tokyo Experimental Festival, TWS Shibuya, Japan, solo percussion

  • Festival „Wien Modern“,  (2013, November), Konzertsaal Wiener Musikverein, Vienna, Austria, percussionist with Ensemble Modern.

  • Dance/electronic/video/new music productions „Green Snake and the monk“, and „spirits play“ (2013, April, September), KLPAC/DPAC, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; percussionist and co-composer.

  • Solo-Recital Percussion “Voyage” (2012, June 17), Freiburg Chamber Music Hall, Freiburg, Germany

  • Percussion Duo  Recital (2011, February), Royal College of Music, London, US.

  • Solo-Recital Percussion (2010, December), Toho Music University, Tokyo, Japan

  • “portrait Max Riefer”, producer R. Wackers, 2014, broadcast series mouvement, SR2 Culture Radio Saarbruecken(part of the German National Broadcast Company ARD). Portrait about the percussionist Max Riefer

    ·         “portait young German Composers “, producer James Clarke, 2010, BBC 3, London, UK; broadcast of a live-recording  “windowed 1 for percussion solo”, played by Max Riefer.

  • Max Riefer. (2012 - ). Max Riefer plays… [concert recordings]. Germany, Malaysia. own Video channel.

  • Netzwerk Neue Musik (2010). Sounding D – Freiburg. Germany, Interview with Max Riefer


Research Grants:

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  • Masterclass at PGV Institute of Music, Bangkok, Thailand (2015, September)

  • Masterclass at Birmingham Conservatoire, United Kingdom  (2014, March)

  • Masterclass at National University of Singapore, Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music (2013, Oct)

  • Masterclass at SEGi College of Music, Subang Jaya, Malaysia (2013, September).

  • Masterclass at Tokyo College of Music (Tokyo Ondai Daigaku), Tokyo/Japan (2012, September)

  • Masterclass at University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur/Malaysia (2012, March)

  • Masterclass at University of the Philippines/Manila (2011, March)

  • Masterclass at Toho Music University, Tokyo/Japan (2010, December)

  •       Zero Crossing, duo for live-electronics and percussion (since 2013), with Peter I. Edwards (USA/SGP); percussion, composition

  • Ensemble Inverspace, Switzerland (since 2011), percussionist and artistic director

  • Ensemble Shin, conductor and artistic director (2012) Tokyo, Japan

  • Endorsement/product development contract with French mallet maker „Vibrawell“


  • BOH Cameronian Arts Award“(2014, April), nomination for „Best solo performance“ (spirits play), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

  • Award from the „Kunststiftung“ (Arts Foundation) Baden-Württemberg (2012 May), Stuttgart Germany

  • Gustav Scheck Award“  with the Freiburg Percussion Group (2009 November), Freiburg, Germany


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Universiti Teknologi MARA

Level 11, Menara SAAS, UiTM Main Campus,

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