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Michael Rische

Born: Leverkusen, Germany

The German pianist, Michael Rische, studied in Düsseldorf under Max Martin Stein (piano) and Milko Kelemen (composition), before continuing his musical education under Rudolf Buchbinder in Vienna. Further encouragement and advice was given by Rudolf Serkin and Pierre Boulez.

Since 1970 Michael Rische has been heard regularly in the great concert halls at home and abroad. He has collaborated with such conductors as Gerd Albrecht, Michael Boder, Sylvain Cambreling, Howard Griffiths, Grant Llewellyn, Christoph Poppen, Yuri Simonov and Wayne Marshall (Artist-in-Residence at the Kurt Weill Festival 2005). He has performed with such orchestras as the Bamberger Symphoniker, Staatskapelle Berlin, Radio-Symphonie-Orchester-Berlin, Deutsche Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln, Orchestre National de Belgique, and BBC Symphony Orchestra, London. He has been a guest artist at concerts halls throughout Europe, in Israel, the USA and China. Rische also performs in Saxophone & Piano duo with Detlef Bensmann.

His numerous CD recordings, released by EMI, BMG, Universal and Sony, have further cemented an international reputation, and his interpretations of J.S. Bach, L.v. Beethoven, Debussy and Ravel have been rated as of unusually high quality.

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