ClaviCologne zu Gast bei Mozarteum

International Festival 11-16 April 2022

zu Gast bei Mozarteum

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Andreas Groethuysen (Germany) ← Back to list

Andreas Groethuysen — ClaviCologne zu Gast bei Mozarteum

Andreas Groethuysen was born in Munich. After having finished grammar school he explored several academic fields (like philosophy and medicine) before he decided on music. He studied the piano with Ludwig Hoffmann at the Music Academy in Munich, and, after graduation and master studies and sponsored by the “Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes”, with Peter Feuchtwanger in London.

After his studies he was admitted to the “Bundesauswahl Junger Künstler” which enabled him to play numerous concerts with solo music, chamber music and orchestra in Germany. In the mid-19 80s he decided to team up with Yaara Tal as a piano duo which over the years became the center of his artistic activities. Since then, the duo has performed regularly in most of the European countries, in Asia, North- and Southamerica.

The exclusive cooperation with the record company SONY CLASSICAL makes up an important part of their international success: The Duo Tal & Groethuysen has released more than 35 recordings of piano music for four hands and two pianos which have brought them great acclaim from critics and the public alike.

Their CD’s have won the coveted “Preis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik” no less than eleven times, while the German Phono Academy has awarded its “Echo Klassik” prize (today the “Opus Klassik”) to six of their recordings, including the complete recordings of Schubert´s music for four hands and the complete Mozart piano duos. Other awards from outside Germany, such as the “Cannes Classical Award“, “Editor´s Choice“ by Gramophone and the “Supersonic Award“ reflect their high international reputation.

Andreas Groethuysen was repeatedly invited to juries of national and international competitions and chaired the jury at the ARD competition for piano duo several times.
Since a couple of years, he is the head of the Department for Keyboard Instruments at the University Mozarteum in Salzburg.

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