ヨッヘン・ケーラー教授

ヨッヘン・ケーラー教授 Prof. Jochen Köhler

Jochen Köhler was born in Bremen, Germany. His teachers included Luciano Ortis, Aloys Kontarsky and Leonid Brumberg in Bremen, Cologne and Vienna. He was awarded honours for his final exams in piano performance in Germany (Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln) and in Austria (Konservatorium Wien Privatuniversität).

In the course of his training he took part in master classes given by such well-known pianists as Oleg Maisenberg, Pavel Gililov, Alexander Jenner and Claude Helffer. In addition to his musical education he studied German and European literature, philosophy and pedagogy at the University of Hagen.

Jochen Köhler has performed as a soloist, chamber music partner and Lied accompanist in many European countries and in Asia (Korea, Japan), and has appeared in important music festivals including Wien modern and Wiener Musiksommer. His numerous radio and TV recordings include the complete works for solo piano of Arnold Schoenberg and many compositions of Prokofiev, Webern, Schnittke, Zimmermann, Stockhausen as well as piano pieces of contemporary composers. In 1991 Köhler played Olivier Messiaens demanding cycle ‘Vingt regards sur l’Enfant-Jesus’ in Vienna’s Musikverein. This performance was acclaimed by the Neue Musik Zeitung as an outstanding highlight of the ‘Wien modern’ festival.

At the age of 23 Jochen Köhler became a lecturer at the University of the Arts Bremen. From 1988 to 2003 he taught at the University of Musik and Performing Arts in Vienna. In 2000 he was appointed Professor at the Otto-von-Guericke-University in Magdeburg. There he has been Chair of the Institut of Music from 2002 to 2004. Since 2010 he has a professorship at the Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg.

Köhler gives numerous master classes in Europe and the Far East. Highly regarded as an expert for 20th century music and the Viennese School, he was invited to teach at the Arnold Schoenberg Center during the first Schoenberg Academy in Vienna 2009.

With his students Jochen Köhler regularly organizes extraordinary musical projects. Members of his piano classes performed in series of special recitals such as the entire Well Tempered Clavier, the Preludes and Fugues op. 87 of Shostakovich, the complete sonatas of Prokofiev and nearly all the major works of the impressionist masters.

In addition to his tasks as a pianist and pedagogue, Köhler’s main research interests are theory and the history of musical performance. Köhler’s piano repertoire consists of music from the baroque era to compositions of our time.

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