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Martin Helmchen

Martin Helmchen has established himself as one of the most prominent pianists of the younger generation. He performs with orchestras such as the London Philharmonic Orchestra, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Boston Symphony Orchestra and New York Philharmonic as well as the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, Wiener Symphoniker, Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, Orchestre de Paris, Oslo Philharmonic and Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra. He enjoys collaborations with conductors such as Herbert Blomstedt, Christoph von Dohnányi, Valery Gergiev, Philippe Herreweghe, Paavo Järvi and Vladimir Jurowski. Martin Helmchen has a wide range of CDs published in the past years, among them Messiaen’s Vingt regards sur l’Enfant Jésus, Beethoven’s Diabelli Variations, and piano concertos by Mozart, Schumann, Mendelssohn and Beethoven with the DSO Berlin under Andrew Manze. Born in Berlin and a former student of Galina Iwanzowa, Helmchen continued his studies with Arie Vardi at the Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien Hannover. His other mentors include William Grant Naboré and Alfred Brendel. He won the Concours Clara Haskil in 2001, and in 2006 he received the Credit Suisse Young Artist Award. Since 2010 Martin Helmchen has been an associate professor of chamber music at the Kronberg Academy.  Martin Helmchen appears by kind permission of Alpha Classics.

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