Ralf Waldner

Artist photo of Ralf Waldner - Cembalo

Ralf Waldner, born in Ellwangen an der Jagst, Germany, studied harpsichord and historical performance practice in Leipzig, Nuremberg, and Hannover, where his teachers included Zvi Meniker (historical keyboard instruments), Oscar Milani (harpsichord and fortepiano), Peter Thalheimer (performance practice), and Bernward Lohr (basso continuo).

Waldner has since pursued an international concert career as a freelance harpsichordist and fortepianist. His repertoire ranges from early keyboard music to the works of Bach and Scarlatti, music of the French clavecinists, and premieres of contemporary harpsichord works.

In addition, one of his special interests is the clavichord and its diverse literature. As a sought-after chamber music partner, he performs regularly with renowned ensembles such as Musica Alta Ripa, L’arpa festante, the Nuremberg Symphony Orchestra, ARS Musica Zürich, and the Nuremberg State Philharmonic Orchestra. In addition to numerous CD productions, his discography includes radio recordings for WDR, SWR, and BR.

Ralf Waldner is Professor of Harpsichord at the University of Music Würzburg and Professor of Accompaniment at the Nuremberg University of Music.

Photography: Dirk Eidner

CDs released by GENUIN

with Ralf Waldner

CD album cover 'Le Ballet Imaginaire' (GEN 19646) with Jeremias Schwarzer, Ralf Waldner

Le Ballet Imaginaire

Meisterwerke des Barock um 1730
Bach, Chédeville, Händel und Telemann

Jeremias Schwarzer Recorder
Ralf Waldner Cembalo

GEN 19646  –  3.5.2019