Percussionist Thomas Meixner received his education at the Hochschule für Musik Köln, and has been a member of Schlagquartett Köln since 1988. He also plays in the Thürmchen Ensemble für Neue Musik und Musiktheater and in Ensemble Contrasts. He has played the drums for Formation Bronsky Ritual and at Ensemble Köln. A founding member, he has regularly performed in Ensemble musikFabrik since 1989. Thomas Meixner has taken part in more than 300 premieres and has collaborated with composers such as Luciano Berio, Mauricio Kagel, Helmut Lachenmann and Karlheinz Stockhausen. He plays in renowned European ensembles and orchestras, taught at the Hochschule für Musik Köln for many years and has held a teaching position at the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz since 2009.