The percussion duo „DoubleBeats“ was founded in 2012 by Ni Fan (China) and Lukas Böhm (Germany) during their studies at the 'Hanns Eisler' Academy of Music Berlin and became one of the internationally most successful percussion ensembles.
Currently, as part of their postgraduate studies, the duo is artistically supervised by prof. Li Biao, prof. Franz Schindlbeck, prof. Rainer Seegers and pianist prof. Jonathan Aner – as the first percussion ensemble in chamber music worldwide.
DoubleBeats made their national debut performing the Goldrush-Concerto by Jacob ter Veldhuis for two percussion soloists and orchestra under the conductor Sean Edwards at the Konzerthaus Berlin. Internationally they debuted at the 'International Percussion Ensemble Week' in Croatia.
At the 'International Mercedes-Benz Music Festival China', the duo was presented as „Young Artist of the Year 2012“. Since then, they regularly perform at considerable festivals in Europe and Asia.
DoubleBeats interprets both early and contemporary music. Their repertoire reaches from Bach via Piazolla up to Bartók and contains numerous adaptions and commissionary compositions for traditional as well as modern instruments.
With the release of their debut album 'Fascination of Percussion', produced with the multiple Grammy and Echo award winner Jakob Händel at the Berlin Philharmony, DoubleBeats presents essential chamber music for percussion duo, brilliant arrangements of classical music and two ensemble pieces with percussionists of the Berlin Philharmonics.
In 2017, DoubleBeats' new album „It's all about classic...“ will be released by the Label Naxos.
DoubleBeats is scholarship holder of the Yehudi Menuhin 'Live Music Now' Assiciation and endorser of Sabian Cymbals. For „outstanding achievements in the field of interpretation“, the Oscar und Vera Ritter-Stiftung rewarded the duo with the 'Ritter-Preis'.