Erik Drescher is a freelance flutist, performer and curator for contemporary music based in Berlin.
In addition to a very active international career as a solo performer, he has performed in many ensembles for contemporary music. He has premiered an enormous number of new pieces, the majority of which were also commissioned by him and dedicated to him.
He has been working with composers like Peter Ablinger, Maryanne Amacher, Alberto Bernal, Antoine Beuger, Annesley Black, J.-P. Caron, Axel Dörner, Sabine Ercklentz, Julio Estrada, Dror Feiler, Friedrich Goldmann, Hauke Harder, Andrew Harlan, Hanna Hartman, Michael Hirsch, Adriana Hölszky, Nicolaus A. Huber, Henrique Iwao, Jamilja Jazylbekova, Esaias Järnegard, Sven-Åke Johansson, Christian Kesten, Johannes Kreidler, Artur Kroschel, Bernhard Lang, Klaus Lang, Juseub Lim, Alvin Lucier, Michael Maierhof, Maximilian Marcoll, Lucas Martin, Chico Mello, André O. Möller, Andrea Neumann, Chris Newman, Phill Niblock, Ivo Nilsson, Helmut Oehring, Christoph Ogiermann, Younghi Pagh-Paan, Marianthi Papalexandri-Alexandri, Gérard Pape, Karen Power, Éliane Radigue, Uwe Rasch, Jaime Reis, Manuel Rocha Iturbide, Marc Sabat, Idin Samimi Mofakham, Friedrich Schenker, Marcus Schmickler, Cornelius Schwehr, Martin Schüttler, Salvatore Sciarrino, Simon Steen-Andersen, Ernstalbrecht Stiebler, Stefan Streich, Chiyoko Szlavnics, Kasper T. Toeplitz, Jakob Ullmann, Mauricio Valdes, Jennifer Walshe, Jeremy Woodruff, Arash Yazdani, Lidia Zielińska.
A special focus in recent years has been his work around the glissando flute, a normal C-flute with a variable-lenght headjoint replacing the standard mouthpiece. He is the editor of “The Glissando Flute Collection Erik Drescher” (Verlag Neue Musik), a collection of solo works composed for the new instrument.
Since 2012 Drescher is curator for music at the theatre Acker Stadt Palast in Berlin.