Robert Menczel interprets, improvises and composes experimental music. Live he combines acoustic and electric guitars with everyday objects and electronics. With The Interstring Project he pursues new paths of a contemporary ensemble culture with collective compositions and genre-spanning and interdisciplinary concerts. His artistic vision is that of an open and tolerant musical practice, combining instrumental music, field recordings and digital sounds.

With Open Source Guitars he has toured in South America, premiered new pieces (by Henry Fourès, Sarah Nemtsov, i.a.), worked with concept artists (Pablo Wendel, Thomas Putze, i.a.) and participated in the development of international projects (with IRCAM Paris, GMEM Marseille). He also plays for various freelance productions (Madame Lenin at the Europäische Kulturtage 2018 in Karlsruhe, Podium Festival in Esslingen, i.a.).

He was born in Böblingen and studied at the Musikhochschule Trossingen and the Real Conservatorio Superior de Música de Madrid in the classes of Prof. Michael R. Hampel, Michal Stanikowski, Tillmann Reinbeck and Miguel Trápaga. He completed his Master's degree in 2018 with distinction. He is currently part of the international program Contemporary Performance and Composition at the music academies in Tallinn, Stockholm, Lyon and Hamburg. He was awarded a special prize at the Iris-Marquardt-Competition 2018.