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Moritz Winkelmann

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Moritz Winkelmann

German pianist Moritz Winkelmann has been praised by audiences and critics alike for his enormous range of expression and pianistic facility. The Mannheimer Morgen described his playing as possessing “resilience and compelling sound balance.”

He performed at the Schwetzingen, Rheingau and Schleswig-Holstein Festivals and was a fellow at Music@Menlo and the Ravinia Steans Institute. He soloed with the Philharmonic Orchestras of Varna, Mannheim, and the Lower Saxony State Theater, the Peabody Symphony Orchestra, and the Chamber Orchestra of Kurpfalz amongst others. He performed in Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall and shared the stage with Itzhak Perlman, Wolfram Christ and Leon Fleisher. His competition successes include first prizes at the Harrison

Winter Competition in Baltimore and the Richard Laugs Competition. His music was broadcasted on WFMT Chicago, WBJC Baltimore, Southern German Radio, and German National Television ZDFneo.

A scholarship holder of the DAAD, the German National Academic Foundation and the Baden-Württemberg Foundation of Arts, Mr. Winkelmann has earned a Bachelors Degree from the University of Music in Mannheim and subsequently pursued his graduate studies at the Peabody Conservatory, studying with Leon Fleisher. Moritz Winkelmann is a founding member of „The Sheridan Piano Trio“.