The KlangPodium (sound podium in english) was patented by Reimund Korupp in 1996.
The sound of a cello, double bass or harp is carriedthrough contact with the surface.
Because most surfaces are not resonant in themselves,the sound of the instrument is reduced. However, a podium is a resonantbody ...
Presenting for the first time a podium, which has been constructed after the principles of a stringed instrument: Running under the front part ofthe SoundPodium 's top is a bass - bar which carries the vibrations originatingfrom the spike.
The top of the SoundPodiumis constructed of high-quality beech wood and is, like a stringed instrument,provided with F-holes. The entire podium is a foldable package, which hasa depth of only seven cm.
The SoundPodium reinforces the natural overtones of the instrumentin contrast to the often reduced spectrum of a one-dimensional surface!
Is used by cellist and musical institutions worldwide:
Royal Academy of Music, London
Deutsche Grammophon Gesellschaft
Hochschule für Musik, Wien
Hochschule für Musik, Mannheim
Hochschule für Musik Karlsruhe
Conservatoire National Toulouse
Real Conservatorio Superior de Madrid
Stavanger Sinfoni Orkest
Staatstheater Baden Baden
Südwestdeutsches Kammerorchester Pforzheim
Het Residentie Orkest Den Haag
Orpheus Chamber Orchester New York
Wigmore Hall London
Kronberg Cello Festival
Gert von Bülow
Daniel Müller Schott
and much more....
David Geringas, after his recital at the "Musikvereinssaal"in Vienna: "The best sound ever."
Prof. Tobias Kühne, Musikhochschule Wien, Teacher of Heinrich Schiff: "The large SoundPodium has been received well and is a great success in my class. With the construction of the SoundPodium you have served the needs of a great number of Cellists ..."
Prof. David Strange, Royal Academy of Music, London: "We are delighted with the SoundPodium , and students borrow it whenever they have a concert."
Mischa Maisky: "Thank you very much for a wonderful Invention!"
Mstislav Rostropowitsch: "Not only I, but all my colleagues would be very happy, if all the concert-halls had such a SoundPodium."