Wherever my concerts take me, you can find me visiting schools, conducting masterclasses and making music with students of all ages.
Are you a music teacher and interested in my outreach activities ? Please don´t hesitate to contact me! My outreach is free of charge and can be modified to the size of group and age of your students.
I am a professor at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Cologne, Germany. If you are interested in my studio, please don´t hesitate to contact me. I have an open classroom and everybody is welcome to sit in and listen to the lessons. For more information, please click here.
SOUNDING OFF TOUR
In January 2010, I traveled to six cities across the United States with toy pianist Phyllis Chen in “The Sounding Off Tour 2010: A Fresh Look at Classical Music”, conducting outreach activities on campuses and performances in alternative venues, culminating at Le Poisson Rouge, New York’s leading venue for eclectic gigs.
With the aim of presenting contemporary classical music in terms with which young adults could connect, the program featured both traditional and experimental repertoire, performed on a variety of instruments such as traditional piano and cello, prepared piano and cello, toy piano, music box and electric cello.
I believe in participation rather than just presentation. I look for everyday toys or interesting electronic tools and incorporate them into the music making process, for example a nintendo Wii mote.