Our Team > Peter Feuchtwanger - Professor and Vice president of the Internationale Akademie für Musikalische Bildung e.v and a visiting Professor at the Mozarteum in Salzburg Austria
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Peter Feuchtwanger, born in Munich. He studied piano with Gerti Rainer (a pupil of Emil von Sauer), Max Egger, Edwin Fischer and Walter Gieseking; composition with Hans Heimler (a pupil of Alban Berg, Heinrich Schenker and Felix Weingartner) and Lennox Berkeley; Indian and Arabic music and philosophy, amongst others with Nazir Jairazbhoy and Dr. Arnold Bake.
His encounter with the Romanian pianist, Clara Haskil was the most decisive musical influence his life. He has also researched into Belcanto, the technique used in the golden age of singing. Peter Feuchtwanger is a member of the jury of many International competition and Vice President of EPTA UK (European Piano Teachers‘ Association). He is professor and Vice president of the Internationaler Akademie fur musilalische Buildung e.V. and has been a visiting Professor at the Mozarteum in Salzburg. He has been giving master classes throughout the world since 1967. Peter Feuchtwanger lives and works in London.
’He has great experience as a teacher and to work with him has always been a great experience, his advice always helpful never arbitrary and of an incredible high standard.’
Concert pianist - Martha Argerich
’As a teacher he is extraordinary. He seems to know immediately what is wrong with a pianist and he explains so easily the reason – what is and what is right and puts the pupil at ease and draws out the best. In fact i do not know anyone like Mr Feuchtwanger who can so quickly lead the artist in the right direction. ’
Concert pianist - Shura Churkassky
’Peter Feuchtwanger’s work at the piano and on music is without equal. Before I came to know this way of working I would not have believed that it was possible to teach at such a high level. The work is without method, other than perhaps this: every student is developed from within himself. Peter Feuchtwanger is a unique phenomenon. He has a deep knowledge of inner connections. To recommend him for a particular task is an almost grotesque idea: i know of no pianist who could not profit from Feuchtwanger’s ideas. ’
Gunter Reinhold, former Professor of Piano in Karlsruhe