u s i c a l c a r e e r
Schwindt got his first piano lessons at the age of four by the concert pianist
and piano teacher Sigrid Menner-Walger. Aged 13, as the youngest of all junior
students at that time, he entered Professor
Karl-Heinz Kämmerling's piano class at Salzburg Mozarteum. He passed
both the first period of his studies and the master class with the best grade
Furthermore he attended
master classes with Leon Fleisher, Dominique Merlet, John Perry, John O'Conor
and Joaquin Soriano.
1984 he has been awarded 16 first and five second prizes in piano competitions.
Among his prizes these
are the most outstanding ones: the second prize at the "International
in Cologne, the first prize at the international piano competition "Citta
di Minerbio", 2003 in Italy and the third prize at the international piano
competition "José Iturbi", 2004 in Valencia.
also won the first prize at the "Wartburg Klavierwettbewerb", 2003 in
Eisenach, the first prize at the international
"Grotrian-Steinweg-Klavierwettbewerb", 1995 in Braunschweig and the
first first prizes at the competition "Jugend musiziert" (a
competition for young musicians) at a national level in 1990, 1994 and in 1996.
Many of his
participations in competitions were followed by awards of special prizes,
audience and orchestra prizes and by radio and television transmissions.
Schwindt gives concerts in many places at home and abroad. He attracted
people's special attention with the philharmonic orchestra Pilsen led by Jiri
Malat, when in 2006, he performed both piano concerts by Johannes Brahms on one
evening and with Schumann's and Grieg's piano concerts, which he also played on
one evening. Ingmar Schwindt regularly devotes himself to interesting musical
projects; the project which is especially worth of notice is his five-piece
"Beethoven-Zyklus" from 2008 and 2009.
conductors he has performed with are Schmidt Gertenbach, Opela, Froschauer,
Simonis and Altrichter and he has performed in several great festivals like the
"Schleswig-Holstein Musikfestival", the "Musique-Alps"
festival in Courcheval/France and the "Schwetzinger
chamber music he has played with artists like the pianist Oliver Kern, the
sopranist Viktorija Kaminskaite and the cellist Peter Buck (Melos Quartett).
due to his excellent performances in the sector piano solo that Ingmar Schwindt
was rewarded the prize "Kunst- und Kulturpreis" by the city of
Kaufbeuren in 1990; in addition he received the prize
"Kulturförderpreis" of the foundation "Dr. Dazert-Stiftung"
in 2006. He was also a scholarship holder of the following foudations and
associations: "Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes", "Jürgen-Ponto
Stiftung", "Life Music Now" and "Richard
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