Mozart Matineen im Konzerthaus Dortmund Philharmonie für Westfalen
Julian Pflugmann, piano
The German-chinese pianist Julian Pflugmann was born in 1994 in Frankfurt am Main into a family of musicians - his mother was a well known conductor. His parents provided an artistic atmosphere in which not only musical ability could flourish, but also where curiosity in other areas was stimulated, e.g. literature, medicine, painting and philosophy.
At the age of six Julian Pflugmann moved with his family to Shenyang in China and began to play the piano when he was seven years old. During his school career he was given piano lessons at the Konservatorium Shenyang and dreamed of becoming a conductor like his mother. At the age of twelve he already made solo appearances in Shenyang. There followed regular invitations to perform in China.
At the age of sixteen he returned to Germany and studied from 2011 until 2013 with Prof. Fabio Bidini at the Hochschule fuer Musik Hanns Eisler in Berlin. Since 2013 he has been studying with Prof. Christopher Oakden and Matti Reakllio at the Hochschule fuer Klavier, Theater und Medien in Hannover. During his studies he has played in concerts in Germany, France and Italy to a rapturous reception.
Julian Pflugmann loves chamber music. At the Musikhochschule Hannover he plays in various woodwind and string ensembles.
He regularly takes part in master classes, e.g. in the 2016/17 season in Utrecht with Prof. Jerome Rosen and in New York in a master class given by Philippe Entremont as part of the International Keyboard Festival.