Pianist Moritz Winkelmann is dedicated to finding and expressing the emotional content of the music he performs. „The core inside a piece that holds it together“ as described by himself. „Music has to transform the people“ says the 32-year-old who is undoubtedly one of the most expressive pianists of his generation.

He has been praised by audiences and critics alike for his enormous range of expression and pianistic facility. Performing all around the globe as a soloist and chamber musician, Mr. Winkelmann’s playing has been described as „original, passionate and technically dazzling“ (Hildesheimer Allgemeine Zeitung), „full of soul“ (Stuttgarter Zeitung), as well as possessing “resilience and compelling sound balance” (Mannheimer Morgen).

A Third Prize Winner at the International Telekom Beethoven Competition in Bonn, Moritz Winkelmann has performed with Itzhak Perlman, Leon Fleisher, the Beethoven Orchester Bonn, the Cologne Chamber Orchestra, the New York Classical Players, the State Theater of Lower Saxony, the Mannheim and Varna Philharmonic Orchestras and the Kurpfalz Chamber.

Mr. Winkelmann made his New York debut in Carnegie’s Weill Recital Hall in 2010. He appeared at the prestigious Rheingau, Schwetzingen, and Schleswig-Holstein festivals and participated in Music@Menlo, the Perlman Music Program, and the Ravinia Festival’s Steans Music Institute.

A native of Stuttgart, Mr. Winkelmann studied with Michael Hauber at the Musikhochschule Mannheim, and with Leon Fleisher the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore. He currently lives in Bern, Switzerland, where he also serves on the faculty of the Konservatorium Bern.