Pianist Raymund Havenith was born in 1947 into a family of church musicians. He studied at the Musikhochschule in Cologne and at the Genf Conservatoire and in 1970 won the Mendelssohn Prize. In 1975 he made his début in London and two years later he made his first appearance in a festival concert with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Subsequent concert tours have taken him to the Near and Far East and to the principal countries of Europe. Since 1986 he has been responsible for the piano Master Class at the Frankfurt-am-Main Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst.