Christian Mokschan originally wanted to be a professional pianist. Instead of performing in public, however, he decided to focus on the art of making the instrument. Today he works for the renowned Steingraeber & Söhne company in Bayreuth.
The Jazzfest Bonn has an unusual format and a notably international lineup. As the festival's two week season gets underway, its artistic director explains what makes the genre special.
Condolences on his death have been pouring in worldwide, also from the music world. Even as Chancellor, Schmidt took time for daily piano practice - and he participated in two respectable recordings.
Just as the number of classical music lovers is expanding in China, Germany's National Youth Orchestra has broken records of attendance during its tour there. Some cultural quirks can be surprising for Europeans.
At age 30, Milica Djordjević is considered one of the most interesting composers of her generation. But the journey to get where she is today has been far from easy.
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