Freddy Kempf is one of those rare pianists whose artistic sensibilities and all-encompassing technique seem perfectly at home in the music of such polar opposites as J.S. Bach and Prokofiev, Chopin and Schnittke, Tchaikovsky and Bartók, and many others. His eclectic nature might be attributed to his cosmopolitan background: born in London to a German father and Japanese mother, he lives in Berlin and, besides English, is fluent in Russian, French, and German, and does reasonably well with Japanese, Italian, and Spanish. The chameleonic Kempf also plays the violin and harmonica, but his connection to the piano goes deep: his grandfather was the great German pianist Wilhelm Kempff. Freddy Kempf devotes much of his concert schedule to recitals, but also regularly appears as a soloist and chamber player. He has concertized across the U.K., ...
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