Creative mix of styles - Michael Mikolaschek is regarded as an expert for innovative and exciting sound projects
The musician Michael Mikolaschek (Miko) comes from the big Ruhr-Area. Born in 1961 in Marl, he received the first piano lessons. Already during his studies at the "Folkwang University of the Arts" in Essen and the Dortmund University of Music, he worked extensively on jazz improvisation and new music and developed his own tonal language.
Since the mid-1980s he has been active in an intensive concert activity and has performed in many theatres and concert halls in European metropolises. As a doublebass player, for example, he undertook a widely accredited Tour of Eastern Europe in 1993 with the "Philharmonia Hungarica" under the direction of Yehudi Menuhin. Further concert tours took him to Belgium, Great Britain, France, Italy, the Vatican (performance 2018 in the "Chiesa di Santa Maria Regina della Famiglia") and Australia (concert in the "Sydney Opera Hall").
He worked as musical director at the Domfestspiele in Bad Gandersheim and at the "Wolfgang Borchert Theater" in Münster and performed with the Theaterdeufels at the Fringe Festival of the "Ruhr Festspiele Recklinghausen" in 2015.
Michael Mikolaschek worked as a lecturer at various music schools in North Rhine-Westphalia, at the Bergische Universität Wuppertal and for the "Landesmusikakademie NRW". He also led several jazz and improvisation workshops at home and abroad.
Miko composed numerous works for piano, organ and various chamber music ensembles, several of which have appeared in print. He published CDs with his own works.