The education of the German pianist Severin von Eckardstein was predominately shaped by his teachers Barbara Szczepanska, Karl-Heinz Kämmerling and Klaus Hellwig at the University of Arts in Berlin, where he successfully completed his concert exams. He took private lessons from teachers such as Alfred Brendel and participated in various master classes. Severin won prizes at numerous noteworthy international competitions. On several occasions he has been awarded special prizes for the “Best Interpretation of Contemporary Music.” As one of the leading German pianists of his generation, he has an already lengthy record of solo concerts and concerto performances on major stages around the world. Chamber music also plays a significant role in his repertoire with performances at festivals such as the Risør Chamber Music Festival, Norway, where he appeared with the cellist Heinrich Schiff.
Severin has delighted the public with many highly acclaimed concerts, which have been recorded and broadcasted by major broadcasting corporations. As a repeat guest in the concert series “Meesterpianisten” in the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Severin opened the gala concert celebrating the series’ 25th anniversary. In 2020 he will be invited for the seventh time to this extraordinary series.