Dieter Ilg Concerts
Dieter Ilg is a highly regarded German jazz bassist, known for his innovative interpretations of classical pieces. Born in Offenburg in 1961, he studied at the Berklee College of Music in Boston before embarking on an illustrious career that spans over three decades.
Ilg's style is characterized by a unique blend of jazz improvisation and classical precision. He has made a name for himself by transforming well-known classical works into captivating jazz renditions. His trio, which includes Rainer Böhm on piano and Patrice Héral on drums, is celebrated for its intuitive interplay and dynamic performances.
Throughout his career, Ilg has collaborated with a number of renowned musicians including Charlie Mariano, Albert Mangelsdorff, and Randy Brecker. He has also been part of several acclaimed ensembles such as the Vienna Art Orchestra and the Klaus König Orchestra.
Ilg's discography boasts numerous albums that have received critical acclaim. His album "Parsifal", released in 2013, is a daring reinterpretation of Richard Wagner's last opera. It was lauded for its originality and depth, demonstrating Ilg's talent for pushing boundaries within the jazz genre.
In terms of accolades, Ilg was awarded the Echo Jazz Award as Instrumentalist of the Year national bass in 2014. His album "Mein Beethoven" also won him the Echo Klassik award for best classical crossover album in 2016.