Tobias Koch

As one of the most versatile and distinguished musicians of his generation, the pianist Tobias Koch is fascinated by the expressive possibilities of period keyboard instruments. Both unorthodox and spirited in his performances, he plays the harpsichord, clavichord, tangent piano, early fortepiano, orphica, organ, piano-pédalier, and romantic grand piano. He is considered one of the foremost specialists in the field of historical informed performance practice, always looking fort he instruments best suited for the repertoire in question, extending from Orlando Gibbons to Karlheinz Stockhausen. Especially for his pioneering efforts in the interpretation of the complete piano music by Robert Schumann he earned widespread international acclaim and recognition:

His performing career has taken him as soloist, devoted chamber musician and Lieder accompanist all over Europe. He appears as a guest artist at leading festivals including the Schleswig-Holstein Festival, Verbier Festival, Chopin Festival Warsaw, Rheingau Music Festival, or the Leipzig Mendelssohn Festival.

Tobias Koch was awarded the music endowment award of the state capital of Düsseldorf. Important musical partners include Andreas Staier, Joshua Bell, Steven Isserlis, Concerto Köln, and Hofkapelle Stuttgart with Frieder Bernius. He collaborates closely with instrument makers and restoration specialists, as well as with renowned collections and major musical instruments museums. He is on the faculty of the Robert Schumann Hochschule Düsseldorf, academies in Verbier and Montepulciano, and has been featured in over 200 productions for radio and television. In addition to more than 20 CD recordings of works by Mozart, Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Burgmüller, Schumann, Chopin, Liszt, Hiller, and Brahms, a wide range of publications round out his work in the field of music. Tobias Koch devotes himself to performing exclusively on authentic period instruments.

In 2015 Tobias Koch and Přemysl Vojta were already guests at the Beethovenfest Bonn.

Tobias Koch beim Beethovenfest

12

September

13

Fri

8:00 pm

Nocturne II

  • Přemysl Vojta horn
  • Tobias Koch piano
Works by Robert Schumann, Giselher Klebe, Claude Debussy, Franz Strauss, Benny Goodman and Glenn Miller
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