Classical musician who was known for performing cycles of complete piano works and was respected as an effective educator.
He won the
He became the youngest professor in the history of the Hochschule für Musik und Theater München in 1981.
His family noticed his talents around age five when he began playing the piano. He was performing Mozart's Piano Concerto in D Minor by age 11.
He gained acclaim for his interpretations of Johannes Brahms' repertoire and was awarded a Brahmspreis in 2009.