Max Plattner, born September 18, 1994 in Innsbruck, Austria, is a renowned jazz drummer and composer. His musical education started early and he received significant awards such as the "Young Masters Scholarship" of the Outreach Festival in Schwaz in 2012 and the "Marianne Mendt Förderpreis" in 2013.
Plattner studied jazz drums at the Anton Bruckner Private University in Linz, where he specialized in media composition and computer music. During his career, he collaborated with acclaimed musicians such as J. Hoard, Georg Breinschmid, Peter Herbert, Karl Ritter, Steph Kondert, Andrea Motis, Fabian Rucker, Phil Nykrin, Andrej Prozorov, Yasmo and many others. His versatility as a drummer and his talent as a composer and producer have earned him international recognition.
Max Plattner is known for his creative approach to music and his ability to realize complex musical ideas and make them accessible to the listener. Often highlighted is his melodic approach to percussion, which opens up new compositional possibilities in many of his musical projects. His work spans a wide variety of contemporary genres, including jazz, new music, hip hop and pop. His musical career is marked by an impressive discography and numerous performances throughout Europe & Asia.
2012: Young Masters Scholarship, Outreach music academy 2013: Marianne Mendt Förderpreis 2016: Falco Preis 2021: Max Plattner Trio's "II" won album of the year of Austrian jazz sociaty "TonArt Tirol"
"The realization of his creative ideas succeeds in every moment" - Alexander Kochman, mica music austria
"For all drum enthusiasts, "Punctum" is a special treat in the form of a drum solo. Even though a solo might look more spectacular live or with the visual aspect, it is still something special if you are forced to listen and follow the composition of the solo with your ears only." - Adam Zehentner, Backbeat Magazine
"Austrian young drummer/composer Max Plattner has a knack for song structures that involve enjoyable melodies, improvisation and groove" - NYC JazzTrail