Beitrag vom20. August 2021
Jens Scheuernbrandt was born in Freiburg in 2000. He had his first piano lessons aged three and has been a student of Professor Sontraud Speidel in Karlsruhe since 2007.
After a first recital in the great concert hall of Munich’s Gasteig in 2004, Jens has performed in several cities in Germany (Baden-Baden, Bayreuth, Berlin, Constance, Darmstadt, Düsseldorf, Freiburg, Karlsruhe, Köthen, Pforzheim, Stuttgart) and abroad (Lyon, Vienna, New York). In 2008, he appeared as a soloist playing Isaak Berkowitsch’s Piano Concerto with two ensembles (Freiburger Orchestergesellschaft and Karlsruher Kammerorchester). Two years later, he recorded a DVD of the first movement of the same concerto with the orchestra of Darmstadt’s AdventsgemeindeAdventgemeinde. Between 2011 and 2015, Jens performed piano concertos by Mozart, Beethoven and Tchaikovsky with various regional orchestras, some concerts have been broadcast on Internet television. Moreover, he enjoys playing chamber music with his sister, a violinist, and playing in a duo with Daniel Frank, and several of their performances were broadcast on SWR2 and WDR3 radio stations.
Between 2009 and 2017, Jens held a scholarship from the Birklehof boarding high school in Hinterzarten-Breitnau (Edith Picht-Axenfeld Musikstipendium). Between 2010 and 2017, he was also a junior student at Karlsruhe’s Music University, where he has been preparing a piano bachelor as of 2017. Moreover, he has held scholarships from the following institutions: Deutsche Stiftung Musikleben (Hamburg, 2013 and currently), Carl-Heinz Illies-Förderstipendium of the Deutsche Stiftung Musikleben (2013/14 and 2014/15), Carl Bechstein Foundation (Berlin, 2014), Yehudi Menuhin Live Music Now Oberrhein e.V. (2019 and currently).
Jens, who additionally received composition lessons from 2009 to 2011, participated in master classes with the following professors at the Mozarteum in Salzburg between 2008 and 2017: Alexander Braginsky, Hyoung-Joon Chang, Peter Lang, Jura Margulis, Ksenia Nosikova, Alexandr Skliutovsky, Sontraud Speidel, Jin Zhang and Ting Zhou.
Jens won more than forty-five prizes at German and international competitions since 2005. Particularly worth a mention are the following awards: Förderpreis des Kulturfonds Baden (2017), Special Award at the e-Piano MusikFest (2017, Minnesota), Förderpreis der Deutsch-Französischen Gesellschaft Freiburg (2015), Prix d’Espoir of the Pro Europa European Cultural Foundation (2014), First Prize at national level in the Piano Solo category at the Jugend musiziert competition, Special Prize of the Carl Bechstein and the Deutsche Stiftung Musikleben Foundations (Berlin and Hamburg), Klassikpreis der Stadt Münster und des WDR3 (2012, together with a duo partner), First Prize at national level in the Jugend musiziert competition (2012), Diethard Wucher Special Prize (2012), First Prize and Hindemith Special Prize at the 4th International Hindemith Competition (Berlin 2011), First Prize at Internationaler Musikwettbewerb Professor Dichler (Vienna 2011).
The Carl Bechstein Foundation, who granted Jens Scheuerbrandt a scholarship between 2014 and 2017, wishes him all the best for the future and thanks him for the successful time together.
(Last update: 2017)