Severin von Eckardstein
piano | Germany, °1978
Severin von Eckardstein took his first piano lessons when he was six years old. At the age of 12 he was accepted into Barbara Szczepanska's young talent class at the Robert Schumann Musikhochschule in Düsseldorf. During his school years, he continued his piano studies in Hannover and in Salzburg with Karl-Heinz Kämmerling. After his graduation from high school, he attended the Universität der Künste, Berlin, to take lessons with Klaus Hellwig. Following his degree in 2002, he continued his studies at the International Piano Academy Lake Como, Italy.

Severin Von Eckardstein has won numerous competitions. Among these are the Hamburg Steinway Competition (1st prize in 1990), the Incontro Internazionale Giovani Pianisti in Italy (1st prize in 1991), the Feruccio-Busoni Competition in Bozen (1998), and the ARD Competition in Munich (2nd prize in 1999). In 2000, he received the third prize and in addition the special prize for best interpretation of contemporary music at the Leeds International Piano Competition.

He has played on many great stages in the world, including in Berlin, Munich, London, New York, Miami, Amsterdam (Meesterpianisten series at Amsterdam Concertgebouw), Tokyo and Seoul. Prestigious festivals have invited him, such as the Schleswig-Holstein Musikfestival, Klavier Festival Ruhr, Aldeburgh Festival, La Roque d’Anthéron and the Gilmore Festival and Miami International Piano Festival in the USA.
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