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About me

It hasn’t always been easy. My parents aren’t musicians. They have always supported me, but I come from a little town in Austria.

I felt that passion for music from a very young age.

As a child I knew already that I wanted to make music. I practiced instead of playing football, I practiced instead of going out and partying with my colleagues and at school I was always the weird one who was never there, who never joined them.

I remember that I played for my piano tuner after three years of learning the piano and he said: „That’s really good, but other children play that after one year.“ or I remember a teacher at school, who I told very proudly, that I wanted to be a conductor and she said: „You know, you have to be musical for that.“

Even I was frustrated at some point, because I didn’t always make the progress I desired. One day I made the decision that I needed to change something and I traveled to see all the best musicians to learn from, the best artists, to be mentored by them and this led to me playing concerts from New York to Tokyo, London, Paris, Vienna, Berlin…

Then the lockdown phase hit and I immediately lost 30-40 concerts. At first, I was frustrated, playing video games all day long, but then I knew that I had to change something.

So I fulfilled a dream of mine which I’ve had for over ten years and recorded the first book of the Well-Tempered Clavier by Bach on Alpha Classics.

This work has been with me for over a decade, I had practiced it on different instruments, the Clavichord, the Harpsichord, the Organ and the Piano and performed it in Vienna, St. Petersburg at the Bach Festival in Montréal and the Thüringer Bachwochen.

This album got international recognition, such as in the Magazine Grammophone UK, where it has been selected as one of the best recordings of 2021.

After the recording, I have performed both books of the Well-Tempered Clavier and other Bach pieces on one night, the Bachathon for Ukraine, an event at the Filharmonie in Szczecin, which was hosted by Kevin Kleinmann in order to help Ukrainians.

In this time, I have also started to strategize my practice methods, developing the Piano Mastery System and helping douzens of amateur and future pianists to master their dream pieces without pain or frustrating practicing sessions.

I want to thank everyone who has been supporting me on my journey: My friends, family, teachers and mentors. My vision is that everybody can have the access to classical music, get inspired by it and learn an instrument.

My next milestones are the new release of Alpha Classics on 26th of May with works by Schumann and Widmann, performing the Burgmüller Piano Concerto with Jakob Lehmann and the Eroica Berlin at the Brucknerhaus in Linz and performing Thomas Larcher’s Böse Zellen with Dennis Russel Davies and the MDR Orchester in the Gewandhaus in Leipzig, as well as touring through France, Portugal and Turkey.