The percussion duo „DoubleBeats“ was founded in 2012 by Ni Fan (China) and Lukas Böhm (Germany) during their studies at the ‘Hanns Eisler’ Academy of Music Berlin. Currently, as part of their postgraduate studies, the duo is artistically supervised by prof. Li Biao – as the first percussion ensemble in chamber music worldwide.
DoubleBeats made their national debut as soloists under the conductor Sean Edwards at the Konzerthaus Berlin. Internationally they debuted at the ‘International Percussion Ensemble Week’ in Croatia.
At the ‘International Mercedes-Benz Music Festival China’, the duo was presented as „Young Artist of the Year 2012“. Since then, they regularly perform at considerable festivals in Europe and Asia.
DoubleBeats interprets both early and contemporary music. Their repertoire reaches from Bach via Piazzolla up to Bartók and contains numerous adaptions and commissionary compositions for traditional as well as modern instruments.
With the release of their debut album ‘Fascination of Percussion’, produced with the multiple Grammy and Echo award winner Jakob Händel at the Berlin Philharmony, DoubleBeats presents essential chamber music for percussion duo, arrangements of classical music and ensemble pieces with percussionists of the Berlin Philharmonics.
DoubleBeats’ new album will be presented by the Label ‚Naxos’ in 2018.
DoubleBeats is 1. Prize Winner of the Universal Marimba Competition Belgium 2017, scholarship holder of the Yehudi Menuhin ‘Live Music Now’ Assiciation and endorser of Yamaha and Sabian Cymbals. For „outstanding achievements in the field of interpretation“, the Oscar und Vera Ritter-Stiftung rewarded the duo with the ‚Ritter-Preis’.