Classical musician who was known for performing cycles of complete piano works and was respected as an effective educator.
He won the Arthur Rubinstein piano competition in 1977 at 24, becoming the first German to do so.
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.