Delago Manu

General Information


Manu Delago is currently thrilling a rapidly growing international fan base with his fascinating instrument Hang. The talented musician and composer manages to leave the listener immersed to a wonderful sound universe in an incomparable way. Within a year, the "master Hang drummer" (modern drummer) appeared on stages in European capitals such as Paris, Athens, London, Moscow, Madrid, Vienna and Berlin, and also in North and South America and Asia. With more than two million hits on Youtube his solo piece Mono Desire is the most popular Hang-video in the world and one of the 30 best rated music videos on Youtube.


With the discovery of the Swiss instrument Hang, Manu Delago increasingly began to compose. In addition to pieces for his ensembles "Living Room" and "Manu Delago Handmade", he wrote also the piece "Ob ihr euch richtig gut versteht ..." for 3 players on 2 Marimbas, which on several occasions has won the First Prize with distinction at "Prima la Musica" and - inter alia - was performed at the Vienna Konzerthaus. Furthermore, Manu Delago wrote a piece for string trio, bass clarinet and Hang Turbo Lento, which was performed with musicians from the London Symphony Orchestra at "Klangspuren Schwaz".
Within two years Manu Delago has published three albums, which have been sold in more than 25 countries of the world.


PeriodEducationInstrumentTeacherEducation OrganisationLocation

studies in classical percussion

studies in classical peercussion (Gunnar Fras)

master studies in jazz-drumming

master studies in composition



cooperation among others with Björk, Shpongle, Bugge Wesseltoft, Didier Lockwood, London Symphony Orchestra, Zabine, Bluatschink, Michi Tschuggnall, The Next Step and with the Jazzwerkstatt Vienna

performances on prestigious stages such as Roundhouse London, Forbidden City Concert Hall Bejing, Downtown Independent Theatre in Los Angeles

performances at numerous festivals such as the European Music Days (Athens), Trieste loves Jazz Festival (Italy), Rakatak Festival (Berlin), Klangspuren (Schwaz)

airplay in numerous radio- and TV-broadcasts such as BBC, ZDF, WDR, Ö1 and ORF


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winner of the Austrian Band Contest with his band HotchPotch

First Price with distinction (for the piece "Ob ihr wirklich richtig steht ..." for 3 players on 2 marimbas)

Discography, Projects