| Seminar DTKV Niedersachsen|
Basic exercises and warm-ups in the morning (please see my YouTube-channel KME Methodik), time for discussions – lessons in the afternoon with a focus on practising methodologically.
|Braunschweig, Klavierfabrik Grotrian-Steinweg|
|17.08.23|| Masterclass in St. Goar|
Masterclass in St. Goar, gorgeous town at the Rhine river. I’m very much looking forward! 08/17 – 08/21. Please find further information and application here.
Masterclass during euroarts-summer-academy from 07/31 to 08/10 (sessions 5&6). Applications under: email@example.com
|22.07.23|| Jeonghwan Kim wins 1st prize in Sydney|
It was some breathtaking Finals at the Sydney International Piano Competition – in the end, Jeonghwan Kim could crown his gigantic competition programme with an extremely virtuoso yet emotionally deep rendering of the 2nd piano concerto by Bartok. We celebrate together his 1st prize and two special awards at this highly prestigious competition.
|20.07.23|| Paul Hindemith: Ludus tonalis – Part 1 – Now on YouTube|
The first part of Hindemith’s “Ludus tonalis” is finally online! – Preparing for a department concert 2022 at “Hanns Eisler” University I fell in love with that music and decided immediately to learn the whole cycle and bring it to new life. Part 2 following in early 2024.
|21.05.23|| New Channels on YouTube|
Finally – one becomes three! My former channel “piano basics” has been rebranded KME Methodik. Consequently, there have been added KME Classix, a channel with old recordings, kind of like a musical short biography, and most passionately for me these days: KME Concert, a channel broadcasting current recordings, starting with Beethoven’s Op. 101, recently recorded at Tessmar Studios. To be continued!
|26.04.23|| Masterclass for students at Stavanger University|
Exchange masterclass by invitation of Stavanger University and colleague Prof. Daniel Röhm. Great honour and pleasure! 04/26-29
|25.02.23|| Odric Aurelian Gaspers successful at the international Schumann competition|
Odric Aurelian Gaspers has won the 3rd prize at the international Schumann competition in Düsseldorf/Germany. We are very happy, especially about the immediate invitation to “Schumannfest”, where he will perform the complete “Davidsbündlertänze” Op. 6 at Tonhalle Düsseldorf in June. Florestan and Eusebius will therefore be our companions for a while longer… sometimes outrageous, sometimes with blissfully glowing eyes.
| Class concert|
The class presenting works by Mozart, Beethoven, Schumann, Skrjabin, Rachmaninow
|HfM Hanns Eisler Berlin, Charlottenstr. 55, Studiosaal|
|10.12.22|| New videos on Piano Basics|
Finally! New content on my little channel at the tube. These are exercises to prepare for scales and arpeggios, ideal for people who are pianists themselves, piano teachers or just enthusiasts in piano methodology and didactics. (…)
| Masterclass in St. Goar (Rhine)|
Masterclass piano solo (and duo upon request) with additional small lectures, discussions and excursions. –
CANCELLED – WILL PROSPECTIVELY TAKE PLACE IN 2023
Finally, we can have a class concert again.
Live music is good to heart and soul, helps thinking and meditating, reflecting and connecting. So: Cometh in droves!
The entrance is free.
|Studiosaal, HfM Hanns Eisler, Charlottenstr. 55, Berlin|
|25.06.22|| Jeonghwan Kim wins prizes in Sendai|
Jeonghwan Kim has won two prizes at the international Sendai Music Competition in Japan (4th prize by the jury and audience award for his interpretation of Mozart’s piano concerto KV. 459). Here you can find a “little” taster of his final round.
|24.04.22|| Odric Aurelian Gaspers wins 2nd prize in Zwickau|
At the so called “Kleiner Schumann-Wettbewerb” in Robert Schumann’s native town Zwickau, Odric Gaspers was able to impress the jury with a Programm including John Corigliano’s Fantasy on an Ostinato, Schumann’s “Fantasiestücke” Op. 111 und Brahms’ Op. 1 and won a 2nd prize. Congratulations!
| Duo-Recital with Leonid Gorokhov (Cello)|
Works by Beethoven, Janáček, Franck and Gorokhov.
Anticipating a live concert after such a long time feels just great…
|Kunsstätte Bossard - 21266 Jesteburg|
|15.01.22|| Jeonghwan Kim wins Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy Competition|
Jeonghwan Kim has won the 2022 “Mendelssohn Competition” and was also awarded the prize of “Freunde junger Musiker Deutschland”. A media-production and numerous concerts are going to follow. You can hear him already today with several outstanding interpretations on You-Tube.
|18.12.21|| New You-Tube-Channel: Piano Basics|
Finally, my brand-new channel on You-Tube has been launched Piano Basics: Short clips on elementary aspects of piano-technique (later on also some ear training), which hopefully will provide you with some new perspectives. Now, since the twelve so called “Grundübungen” (basic gymnastics) are complete, in Q1/22 some videos will follow on such nerdy stuff like ‘posture’, ‘pedal’ and ‘impulse transmission’. Of course totally lacking of clickbaiting, sensationalism or any claim for fame and importance… yet I’ll be grateful for every single visit, subscriber and lots of likes!;))
| Masterclass – Euro Arts Summer Academy 2021|
| Recital & Book launch|
Beethoven’s last piano sonata – together with Arno Lücker and his brand-new book “Op. 111 – Takt für Takt” *** CANCELLED ***
|Potsdam, Nikolaisaal (Foyer)|
|11.12.20|| Masterclass for young pianists|
Exclusive masterclass for pianists under 18 years at “Musikgymnasium C.P.E. Bach” am 11. & 12.12.2020 and lecture on “How to practice more efficiently” (December 11th / 6 pm) at “Dussmann Hall” – more information here…
|01.06.20|| Odric Gaspers receives Bechstein-Scholarship|
Odric Aurelian Gaspers will be supported by the
|27.05.20|| Rudolph Knorr receives free rental piano from Bechstein|
Rudolph Knorr gets an upright piano (with silent function) for free rental from
| Duo/solo concert|
Works by Debussy, Corigliano etc.
|29.01.20|| Masterclass||Jeju, (Korea)|
| Brahms, Brahms, Brahms|
Ballads op. 10 and more in honor of my dear former teacher Prof. Bernhard Wetz at HFMDK Frankfurt
|01.10.19|| Rudolph Knorr successful at Brandenburg Festival|
Rudolph Knorr (born 2006) is awarded 1. prize in his category at the International Competition of the “Märkische Musiktage” and performs with the “Brandenburg Symphonic Orchestra”
| Duo concert with Violin|
…with Kathrin ten Hagen (Brahms Op. 78) and Salt Chao-Yang Lin (Grieg Op. 45)
|Aula der Universität Halle|
Euro Music Festival http://www.euromusicfestival.com
|28.07.19|| Masterclass||Oxford, St. Hilda's College|
|28.04.19|| Odric Gaspers successful in Dresden|
Odric Aurelian Gaspers is awarded the 3. prize at the International C.M. v. Weber Competition in Dresden.
|30.03.19|| Jeonghwan Kim winning in Aarhus|
Jeonghwan Kim is awarded 1. prize at the International piano competition Aarhus
As part of the “Erasmus exchange program”.
| Class concert|
Students perform “contemporary” music from the last 3 centuries…
|Berlin, HfM/Marstall - Krönungskutschensaal, Schloßplatz 7|
|04.10.18|| Rudolph Knorr successful in Wiesbaden|
Rudolph Knorr is awarded a 3. prize at the International Piano Competition in Wiesbaden
| Recital with Kathrin ten Hagen|
Works by Debussy, Poulenc, Liszt etc.
|Aula der Universität Halle|
|31.07.18|| Farewell after… 31 years|
Today my temporary professorship in Hanover is going to expire. With it an era of my live somehow is phasing out. I’m happy and thankful for those 31 years. But also quite melancholic… – It was 1987 when I first stood in front of that Hochschule in Hanover, ready to enter. Prof. Kämmerlings studio with it’s ladybugs on the cabinet became something like home for me over the years. Private lessons, studying, more studying, a teaching contract, concerts, fellow students who became colleagues, more concerts together with dear colleagues, friends and… girl-friends…;) – But one must be able to let go!
Farewell, and see you soon “Hohes Ufer an der Leine”, I’ll miss you – for ever!
|03.11.17|| Jeonghwan Kim successful in Weimar|
Jeonghwan Kim wins 3. prize and 2 special awards (for his own work and the best interpretation of a sonata by L.v. Beethoven) at the International Liszt-Competition for young pianists
“Dream vs Reality” Works by Beethoven, Liszt & Debussy
| 43rd Festival for contemporary music|
“Liszt and beyond!” – works by Liszt, Ravel, Bartok, Messiaen, Kagel, Corigliano, Rihm etc.
|04.08.17|| Kuan-Wei Chen winning 1. prize|
Kuan-Wei Chen is awarded 1. prize in category B at the International competition in Troisdorf
| Carnival of animals|
With Markus Becker (piano) and Dominique Horwitz (recitation)
| Concert with girls’ choir Hanover, Sharon Kam & Arte Ensemble|
Works by Holst, Tarkmann (world premiere “Töchter der Sonne”)
| Berlin calling|
Oh what joy!!! – First day of vacation in Santorin and I get a call from Prof. Ehrlich, president of HfM Hanns Eisler – asking if I would like to take the permanent professorship I was applying for some period earlier. After 5 years in a temporary contract in Hanover and no securities there… also the profile in Berlin is exactly my ideal one… – No doubts, the answer is Yessss!!!:)
|03.04.16|| Jan Aurel Dawidiuk awarded 1. prize in Zwickau|
Jan Aurel Dawidiuk wins the 1. prize and a special award by the Schumann Society at the 24. Schumann Competition for young pianists
“We are such stuff as dreams are made on, and our little life is rounded with a sleep.” (W. Shakespeare: The Tempest); Works by Beethoven, Liszt and Debussy…
Sonatas by Haydn, Beethoven and Schubert on historical instruments owned by the Clavier e.V. Hanover (A. Walter, C. Graf, Broadwood etc.)
| Beethoven Sonatas (10)|
Final Part: Op. 109, 110 & 111
| Chamber music concert|
Fauré Quartet c minor with “Trio Kandinsky” (Kathrin Rabus, Volker Jacobsen, Wen-Sinn Yang)
| Hommage á Chostakovitch|
Transcription of 15th Symphony for piano trio and percussion
|Hannover, NDR Radiophilharmonie|
| Beethoven Sonatas (9)|
Op. 106 (“Hammerklavier”) & Introduction to the Sonata
|30.05.15|| Jan Aurel Dawidiuk & Laura Schlappa successful in Essen|
Jan Aurel Dawidiuk wins 1. prize and a special award for the best interpretation of a work by C. Debussy at the 10th Rotary Competition in Essen, Laura Schlappa is awarded a special prize for the best interpretation of a work after 1945
| Concert for Kids|
Fantastic Fairytales… – Works by Ravel, Debussy etc. – with Xuan Fang (accordion)
Together with Leonid Gorokhov, sonatas by Beethoven, Schubert und Prokofiev
| Chzamber Music|
Together with Ulrike Spengler (Soprano), Leonid Gorokhov (Cello) and Til Renner (Clarinet) – Works by Louis Spohr & Johannes Brahms
| Beethoven Sonatas (8)|
Op. 81a, Op. 90 & Op. 101