Arthur Hnatek (pronounced Na-tek), drummer/composer/electronica artist, is a 26 years old swiss born, award winner, multi-instrumentalist musician, probably performing near you soon.
He holds a bachelor degree from the New School for Jazz in New York City, where he studied with musicians among Kirk Nurock, Timothy Andres, John Hollenbeck, Robert Sadin, Jim Black, Nate Wood and Mark Guiliana.
He has travelled all around the world performing in festivals among The Montreux Jazz Festival (CH), La Cite de La Musique (Paris, FR), Festival de Vienne (FR), Festival Jazz de Marciac (FR), North Sea Jazz Festival (NLD), Montreal Jazz Festival (CA), the London Jazz Festival (ENG), The Cotton Club of Tokyo (JP), Yoshi's in Oakland (USA) or the Reykjavik Jazz Festival (IS).
At age 16, he was granted a scholarship to study at the Drummer's Collective in New York for a summer semester.On the side of his work as a leader, with The Arthur Hnatek Trio or Melismetiq, Arthur is an active sideman performing in a variety of styles.He has been seen performing with Tigran Hamasyan Trio or Quintet, Erik Truffaz Quartet, Dan Tepfer Trio, Sophie Hunger, John Patitucci, Guillaume Perret, Franky Rousseau Big Band, Nate Wood Band, Camila Meza, Vincent Ruiz and John Aram Quintet just to name a few.Arthur also represented Switzerland at the Yamaha Groove All-Stars in 2008, among drummers such as John JR Robinson or Wolfgang Haffner. Among them, he was one of the 8 swiss artists to be granted by the the Leenaards Foundation.Both the Gerber-Stiftung and the Lyra Foundation also awarded Arthur, encouraging him in his move to New York.
At the moment, he is seen touring with Nonesuch and ECM recording artist: Tigran Hamasyan, as well as produced some remixes for him (released on Universal).He is also busy collaborating on Erik Truffaz's upcoming album.As a composer, he has written for orchestra, string quartets, chamber ensemble, big bands and small ensembles.Commissions have been received from the Puplinge Classique Festival (in 2013: Now for septet and piano), the Jeunesse Musicale of Switzerland (in 2014, Noèse for jazz trio and orchestra) and the Geneva Brass Festival (2015, for big band and brass quintet).Arthur has worked as a film composer on numerous occasions.Recently, he scored Pierre Amstutz Roch's short movie To Be Delivered which has won the Best International Film award by the Los Angeles Movie Awards.