Christian Lillinger, the German drummer, composer, avant-garde musician and self-founder of the PLAIST music label, has joined the Paiste Cymbals family!
Christian is a multi-award-winning musician, being awarded the German Jazz Award’s 2021 “Artist of the Year“ and “Drummer of the year“ prizes and the SWR Jazz Prize in 2017, to name just a few. He has played on more than 100 recordings to date.
Christian is the bandleader and composer of “Open form for society“, Punkt.Vrt.Plastik, Grund, amongst others. Furthermore, is he one third of the Dell-Lillinger-Westergaard trio, who have developed their own grammar and vision of music.
His set up comprises: Paiste 22” Signature Traditionals Light Ride, 15” Masters Dark Hi-Hat, 22” Masters Dark Flat Ride, 20” Masters Dark Flat Ride, 20” Signature Traditionals Light Flat-Ride, 22” Masters Dark Crash Ride.
Christian plays Paiste Cymbals, Gretsch Drums, REMO drumheads and Vic Firth sticks.