Konstanze Eickhorst

Artist photo of Konstanze Eickhorst - Piano

Konstanze Eickhorst grew up in Bremen and began taking piano and recorder lessons at five. When she was eleven, Karl-Heinz Kämmerling admitted her to his piano class at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Hanover and remained her most important mentor during her studies. In Paris, Vlado Perlemuter gave Konstanze Eickhorst further decisive artistic impetus.

Winning First Prize at the “Clara Haskil” and “Geza Anda” international competitions and her award-winning performance at the International Bach Competition Toronto (in memory of Glenn Gould) launched her successful career, that has led Konstanze Eickhorst to renowned festivals and appearances with leading orchestras. Among others, she collaborates with conductors Christoph Eschenbach, Andrew Davis, Peter Schneider, Manfred Honeck and Ingo Metzmacher.

She discovered her passion for chamber music very early on. Konstanze Eickhorst is a member of the Linos Ensemble, which performs in formations from a duo to a nonet. Numerous CDs featuring Konstanze Eickhorst as a soloist and as a chamber musician have been recorded. They document the breadth of her repertoire and also her penchant for discovering rarely played literature. She and the Linos Ensemble jointly received the ECHO Klassik Award in 2017 for their recording of the A major Piano Quintet by Franz Schmidt (for piano left hand).

Konstanze Eickhorst was appointed professor at the University in Hanover when she was 28; a few years later, she continued her pedagogical work at the University of Music Lübeck.

In 2016, she accepted a position as visiting professor at the Academy of Music in Kraków. Her desire is to pass on her experience as a musician. She teaches master classes, also for chamber music, serves on the juries of international competitions and is chair of the European Piano Competition Bremen.

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CDs released by GENUIN

with Konstanze Eickhorst

CD album cover 'Johann Sebastian Bach' (GEN 20682) with Konstanze Eickhorst

Johann Sebastian Bach

Italienisches Konzert in F-Dur · Partita Nr. 1 in B-Dur · Partita Nr. 5 in G-Dur · Chromatische Fantasie und Fuge in d-Moll

Konstanze Eickhorst Piano

GEN 20682  –  6.3.2020

CD album cover 'Franz Schubert (1797-1828)' (GEN 13289) with Konstanze Eickhorst

Franz Schubert (1797-1828)

Wanderer-Fantasie D 760, Moments Musicaux D 780, Sonata in C minor D 958

Konstanze Eickhorst Piano

GEN 13289  –  1.2.2013

CD album cover 'Mozart in minor' (GEN 11212) with Konstanze Eickhorst

Mozart in minor

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)

Konstanze Eickhorst Piano

GEN 11212  –  16.9.2011