Tobias Koch

Artist photo of Tobias Koch - Piano

Generally considered one of the most versatile and distinguished keyboard players of his generation, he applies himself to historically informed piano playing as well as musicological studies—always aiming to vivaciously and in an unorthodox manner perform all kinds of music using the most appropriate keyboard instrument, be it clavichord, harpsichord, pianoforte, organ, romantic or modern concert grand. He is part of a new generation of musicians that seeks to trace the essence of sound with curiosity and unprejudiced versatility. His repertoire includes with equal implicitness works of Renaissance composers like Orlando Gibbons and avant-garde pieces by Karlheinz Stockhausen. Trained in master-classes in the Düsseldorf Music Academy, in Graz, Vienna and Brussels his comprehensive musical career takes him around all of Europe.
Tobias Koch participates in important festivals as soloist, chamber music partner and vocal accompanist alike. He works as official pianist and coordinator for significant music competitions like Concours Reine Elisabeth Bruxelles and Verbier Academy. He obtained precious artistic inspiration from the pianists David Levine, Roberto Szidon, Jos van Immerseel, Claire Chevallier, Malcolm Bilson and Andreas Staier. Tobias Koch received the Förderpreis Musik der Landeshauptstadt Düsseldorf and scholarships from the DAAD and Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung. Positions as a lecturer at the Johannes-Gutenberg-Universität in Mainz and at the International Summer Academy in Montepulciano, more than seventy radio productions, publications on performance practice, rhetoric and musical aesthetics as well as several CD-recordings complete his musical activity.
With particular affinity for encyclopaedic projects, Tobias Koch cyclically performs the complete piano works of Mozart, Haydn, Schubert, Schumann, Janácek and Schönberg. He is furthermore considered one of the most distinguished Schumann interpreters, particularly in the realm of romantic performance practice.

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CDs released by GENUIN

with Tobias Koch

CD album cover 'Robert Schumann' (GEN 13285) with Tobias Koch

Robert Schumann

Bunte Blätter op. 99, Albumblätter op. 124
und Werke von Johannes Brahms, Theodor Kirchner, Woldemar Bargiel

Tobias Koch Piano

GEN 13285  –  1.9.2013

CD album cover 'Frédéric Chopin, Ferdinand Hiller, Franz Liszt' (GEN 12255) with Tobias Koch

Frédéric Chopin, Ferdinand Hiller, Franz Liszt

Trois amis à Paris

Tobias Koch Piano

GEN 12255  –  1.10.2012

CD album cover 'Klaviermusik für die Jugend' (GEN 10170) with Tobias Koch

Klaviermusik für die Jugend

Album für die Jugend op. 68, Drei Clavier-Sonaten für die Jugend op. 118, Geburtstagsalbum für Marie, Kleiner Lehrgang durch die Musikgeschichte u.a.

Tobias Koch Piano

GEN 10170  –  21.5.2010

CD album cover 'Robert & Clara Schumann' (GEN 10159 ) with Tobias Koch

Robert & Clara Schumann

Klavierwerke aus Dresden 1845–1849

Tobias Koch Piano

GEN 10159  –  22.1.2010

CD album cover 'Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy, Fanny Hensel' (GEN 89156) with Tobias Koch

Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy, Fanny Hensel


Tobias Koch Piano

GEN 89156  –  28.8.2009

CD album cover 'Wolfgang Amadé Mozart' (GEN 87096) with Tobias Koch, Lisa Marie Landgraf

Wolfgang Amadé Mozart

Die Kurfürstin-Sonaten
KV 301-306

Tobias Koch Piano
Lisa Marie Landgraf violin

GEN 87096  –  19.10.2007

CD album cover 'Robert Schumann' (GEN 86062) with Tobias Koch

Robert Schumann

Späte Klavierwerke

Tobias Koch Piano

GEN 86062  –  27.4.2007

CD album cover 'Norbert Burgmüller' (GEN 86061) with Tobias Koch

Norbert Burgmüller

Sämtliche Werke für Pianoforte
auf ursprünglichen Instrumenten

Tobias Koch Piano

GEN 86061  –  23.6.2006

CD album cover 'Robert Schumann' (GEN 04043) with Lisa Marie Landgraf, Tobias Koch

Robert Schumann

Sämtliche Werke für Violine und Pianoforte
auf ursprünglichen Instrumenten

Lisa Marie Landgraf violin
Tobias Koch Piano

** digital release **

GEN 04043  –  14.6.2004