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BIOGRAPHY

Valentin Renner was born in Munich in 1998. During his last year of school he was a pre-college student for jazz drums at the University of Music and Arts Munich with his former teacher Werner Schmitt. He finally began his bachelor's degree after graduating from high school and successfully completed it in summer 2021.

 

Since autumn 2020 he´s also been studying with Jeff Ballard at  Jazzcampus Basel. Valentin Renner is a laureate of the prestigious BMW Young Artist Jazz Award 2023. With his new trio RENNER he recently won the "Biberacher Jazzpreis" 2024 and the "Förderpreis des Bayerischen Jazzverbands" 2023. As a member of the Luca Zambito Quartett and Shuteen Erdenebaatar Quartett he won the "Junger Münchner Jazzpreis" 2021 and 2022. As a member of the Nils Kugelmann Trio he also won second prize in the LAG Jazz Preis in 2021 and the Future Sounds Competition in 2022.

 

He is an active member of various ensembles such as:

RENNER, Valentin Renner Sextett, Alma Naidu,

Shuteen Erdenebaatar Quartet, Luca Zambito Quartett,

Jazzrausch Bigband, Moritz Renner Group, 

Jonas Brinkmanns Quartett, The Munich Lab Band

He also shared the stage and played with

New York Voices, Nils Landgren, Dusko Goykovich,

Adrian Mears, Michael Dease, Tim Collins,

Lisa Wulff Quartett feat. Frank Chastenier, Christian Elsässer, Johannes Faber, Gregor Hübner, Claus Reichstaller, 

Simon Oslender, The Jakob Manz Project, 

Landesjugendjazzorchester Bayern, Bundesjazzorchester,

Jazzcampus Bigband, U.M.P.A Jazz Orchestra

Masterclasses with Jeff Ballard, Larry Grenadier,

Lionel Loueke, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Robby Ameen,

Harald Rüschenbaum

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