Curriculum Vitae

Born in Nürnberg in 1983, Andreas König was a student of the “Meisterklasse Lev Natochenny” at Frankfurt Music Conservatory, where he took his diploma exam in March 2009 achieving a grade of  “very good”. He started his studies at the Music Conservatory in Würzburg under Prof. Erich Appel.
Andreas König soon made his orchestral debut at the age of 10 and his solo recital debut at 14.

 

From october 2009 to june 2011 he continues his studies at the chamber music institute of the renowned Escuela Superior de Música Reina Sofía (ESMRS) with Ralf Gothóni and Eldar Nebolsin and the guest professors Menahem Pressler, Ferenc Rados and Bruno Canino. He received a scholarship of the Albéniz foundation during that time.

 

From october 2011 on he works as a repetiteur at the Queen Sofia College of Music, since october 2012 at the Centro Superior de Enseñanza Musical Katarina Gurska as a piano and chamber music teacher and as repetiteur.


Andreas König is a recipient of numerous awards and scholarships, namely from Yehudi Menuhin Foundation, Vogel Foundation in Würzburg and the “Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes”.
He is also a winner of many national and international competitions, such as “Jugend musiziert National” in Cologne, International Steinway Competition in Berlin, Porto International Competition and Vianna da Motta International Piano Competition in Lisbon.

From an early age Andreas König started his performing career with such orchestras as the Nürnberger Sinfoniker, the Berliner Sinfoniker, the Porto Philharmonic, Gulbenkian Orchestra Lisbon,the Vladimir Philharmonic as well as the Warsaw Symphony.

Andreas König is also active in chamber music having played various times in the Auditorio Nacional in Madrid, in the Gulbenkian Foundation, Madrid, in the Palacio de Festivales de Cantabria, Santander and in the Centro Cultural Miguel Delibes, Valladolid; mainly with Grupo Koechel.


Several recordings have been produced in cooperation with Bavarian Braodcasting (Bayerischer Rundfunk). Among these Andreas König recorded the complete Chopin Etudes op. 10 and op. 25. 

Live recordings have been broadcast by RDP-Radiodifusão Portuguesa (Portuguese Broadcasting).

Together with Aki Hoffmann he made the premiere recording of works by Klaus-Hinrich Stahmers for the Wergo label (WERGO/Schott-Verlag WER 6687 2).

 

Further artistic activities are a cooperation with fashion designer Miguel Palacio playing in fashion shows, consulting for and selection of film music for argentinian-spanish movie director Arturo Prins and producer Adriana Frade as well as an appearance as protagonist in the movie "El desorden de la belleza" by Fernando Baños Fidalgo.