Björn Lehmann

Artist photo of Björn Lehmann - Piano

Björn Lehmann performs as a soloist and as a chamber musician in various ensembles, cultivating a special interest in new music in both areas. Concert tours take him to most European countries, Japan, South Korea, China, and Latin America. He regularly performs at numerous international festivals, including the Spring Festivals in Tokyo and Seoul.

He studied first in Hamburg with Peter-Jürgen Hofer and Ralf Nattkemper, in Lausanne with Fausto Zadra, and then at the Berlin University of the Arts with Klaus Hellwig. He has also received important artistic inspiration from Leonard Hokanson, Robert Levin, Ferenc Rados, Zoltán Kocsis, members of the Amadeus Quartet, Hartmut Höll, and Irwin Gage, among others.

His commitment to new music has led him to collaborate with composers such as Friedrich Goldmann, Arnulf Herrmann, and Mathias Spahlinger. In his concert programs, he often features traditional and contemporary repertoire alongside one another.

Since 2009 he has collaborated with pianist Norie Takahashi in frequent concerts as the PianoDuo Takahashi | Lehmann which, in its concert programs, often sheds light on the transcription repertoire, among other areas.

He has performed with violinist Sophia Jaffé in numerous concerts and festivals for more than twenty years. As a duo as well as in larger ensembles, they present a highly varied repertoire that ranges from Bach to the modern era. Lehmann has made radio and television recordings with numerous German and international radio stations and has released several CDs.

Since 2011 he has been a professor of piano at the Berlin University of the Arts, where he teaches an international class. He gives numerous masterclasses, including regularly in France, Austria, Japan, and South Korea, and serves on international competition juries such as the Concours de Genève and the Maj Lind International Piano Competition in Helsinki.

Photography: Andreas Malkmus

CDs released by GENUIN

with Björn Lehmann

CD album cover 'Companions of Art' (GEN 23839) with Sophia Jaffé, Björn Lehmann

Companions of Art

Werke von Clara Schumann und Johannes Brahms

Sophia Jaffé Violin
Björn Lehmann Piano

GEN 23839  –  7.7.2023

CD album cover 'Werke für Violine und Klavier ' (GEN 89161) with Sophia Jaffé, Björn Lehmann

Werke für Violine und Klavier

von Bach, Beethoven, Ysaÿe und Suk

Sophia Jaffé Violin
Björn Lehmann Piano

GEN 89161  –  20.11.2009