Biography

Educated in Hanover, Berlin and London, pianist Paul Cibis has performed on five continents and established an international presence. He has played solo and duo recitals at festivals in his native Germany, France, the UK, the US, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand and appeared in the electronic media around the world, including the BBC, WDR, 3Sat, ORB, HR, RTHK and CCTV.

Following his interest in presenting classical music in unique and inovative ways, Paul has co-developed the PIANO BATTLE concert show which has been performed at various festivals in Europe and Asia. Its success has led to further invitations in China, Taiwan, USA, Italy, Germany and the UK, including festivals such as the Beethovenfest Bonn and the Kings Place Festival London.

Paul has also been involved in various film projects. He penned the music scores for several short films, and was the initiator and music supervisor of the international award-winning documentary PIANOMANIA.

His CD recordings include an album of French mélodies and piano works by Berlioz, Fauré and Debussy, with German mezzo-soprano Barbara Senator. His latest album features a collection of solo pieces by Taiwanese composer Kai-nan Huang.

Paul Cibis studied piano with Karl-Heinz Kämmerling in Hanover and Peter Feuchtwanger in London. As a collaborative pianist, he graduated from Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, studying with Graham Johnson and Eugene Asti. From 2005 to 2009, Paul taught at Trinity College of Music in London and also conducted Lieder workshops at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. He regularly gives workshops and master classes for pianists in Germany, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and South Korea.

 

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