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CHRISTIAN KOHN

Christian Köhn was born in Bochum, North Rhine-Westphalia, and studied in Dortmund with Joseph Matthias Blome and in Detmold with Renate Kretschmar-Fischer. He won prizes in the Hamburg Steinway Piano Competition, and the Dortmund International Schubert Competition, with awards from the Hamburg Oscar-und-Vera-Ritter-Stiftung and the Bonn German Music Competition. His career has taken him as soloist and recitalist to various countries of Europe and the Near East. At the Musikhochschule Detmold he is an assistant professor of piano, and is the editor of Brahms Four Hand Piano Music, published by Bärenreiter.

The pianists Silke-Thora Matthies and Christian Köhn established their piano duo in 1988 while studying with Renate Kretschmar-Fischer at the Detmold Musikhochschule. Already, a year later, they were prizewinners at the German Music Competition in Bonn and at the German Industry Culture Circle. In 1992 they won distinction at the International ARD Music Competition in Munich, the only German prizewinners of the whole contest. Their repertoire includes some three hundred works, ranging from the baroque to the contemporary. They have made numerous concert tours and broadcasts, and contemporary composers including Giselher Klebe, Martin Christoph Redel, Ulrich Leyendecker and Richard Heller have written works for them. They have recorded for Naxos and Marco Polo since 1994, with more than twenty CDs, including the complete piano duo works of Brahms and the complete piano music of Giselher Klebe [8.223712].


Silke-Thora Matthies & Christian Köhn
Photo: Caroline Jutzi-Fischer

Box Set Release Catalogue Number
The Very Best Of Naxos 8.502020


Albums featuring this artist are available for download from ClassicsOnline.com
Role: Classical Artist 
Album Title
Catalogue No  Work Category 
BRAHMS, J.: Four-Hand Piano Music, Vol. 1 (Matthies, Köhn) Naxos
8.553139
Instrumental
BRAHMS, J.: Four-Hand Piano Music, Vol. 2 (Matthies, Köhn) Naxos
8.553140
Instrumental
BRAHMS, J.: Four-Hand Piano Music, Vol. 3 (Matthies, Köhn) Naxos
8.553654
Instrumental
BRAHMS, J.: Four-Hand Piano Music, Vol. 4 (Matthies, Köhn) Naxos
8.553726
Instrumental, Chamber Music
BRAHMS, J.: Four-Hand Piano Music, Vol. 5 (Matthies, Köhn) Naxos
8.554115
Instrumental
BRAHMS, J.: Four-Hand Piano Music, Vol. 6 (Matthies, Köhn) Naxos
8.554119
Chamber Music, Instrumental
BRAHMS, J.: Four-Hand Piano Music, Vol. 7 (Matthies, Köhn) Naxos
8.554822
Instrumental
BRAHMS, J.: Four-Hand Piano Music, Vol. 8 (Matthies, Köhn) Naxos
8.554117
Instrumental
BRAHMS, J.: Four-Hand Piano Music, Vol. 9 (Matthies, Köhn) Naxos
8.554116
Instrumental
BRAHMS, J.: Four-Hand Piano Music, Vol. 10 (Matthies, Köhn) Naxos
8.557056
Instrumental
BRAHMS, J.: Four-Hand Piano Music, Vol. 11 (Matthies, Köhn) Naxos
8.554272
Instrumental
BRAHMS, J.: Four-Hand Piano Music, Vol. 12 (Matthies, Köhn) Naxos
8.554412
Instrumental
BRAHMS, J.: Four-Hand Piano Music, Vol. 13 (Matthies, Köhn) Naxos
8.554817
Instrumental
BRAHMS, J.: Four-Hand Piano Music, Vol. 14 (Matthies, Köhn) Naxos
8.554821
Instrumental
BRAHMS, J.: Four-Hand Piano Music, Vol. 15 (Matthies, Köhn) Naxos
8.557685
Instrumental
BRAHMS, J.: Four-Hand Piano Music, Vol. 16 (Matthies, Köhn) Naxos
8.555848
Chamber Music
BRAHMS, J.: Four-Hand Piano Music, Vol. 17 (Matthies, Köhn) Naxos
8.555849
Instrumental, Chamber Music
BRAHMS, J.: Four-Hand Piano Music, Vol. 18 (Matthies, Köhn) Naxos
8.570143
Instrumental
DVORAK (THE VERY BEST OF) Naxos
8.552139-40
Instrumental
DVORAK: Four-Hand Piano Music, Vol. 1 Naxos
8.553137
Instrumental
DVORAK: Four-Hand Piano Music, Vol. 2 Naxos
8.553138
Instrumental
Easy-Listening Piano Classics: Brahms Naxos
8.578075-76
Instrumental
Easy-Listening Piano Classics: Schubert Naxos
8.578099-101
Instrumental
KLEBE: Glockenturme / Wiegenlieder / Feuersturz / Sonata, Op. 4 Marco Polo
8.223712
Instrumental
KLEBE: Poema drammatico / Widmungen / Zornige Lieder ohne Worte Marco Polo
8.225290
Instrumental, Orchestral, Instrumental
KLEBE: Violin Sonatas / Capriccio for Solo Violin, Op. 128 / Fantasia Incisiana, Op. 137 Marco Polo
8.225304
Chamber Music
Min Forste Klavermusik (My First Piano Album) Naxos
8.578236
Instrumental
My First Piano Album Naxos
8.578207
Instrumental
Takako Nishizaki Plays Suzuki Evergreens, Vol. 1 Naxos
8.572378
Instrumental





 
 
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