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Jan Philip Schulze

Pianist Jan Philip Schulze has enjoyed success as a soloist, chamber music partner and accompanist for lieder, giving concerts extensively across Europe as well as in the Far East. An expert in contemporary music, he is also active as a teacher, editor and organizer.
With Juliane Banse, Annette Dasch, Rachel Harnisch, Dietrich Henschel, Jonas Kaufmann, Johan Reuter, Robert Dean Smith, Sarah Maria Sun, Violeta Urmana and Olivia Vermeulen, he has performed at the Salzburg Festival, the Schubertiad in Schwarzenberg, the festivals in Lucerne, Munich, Edinburgh and Tokyo, La Scala in Milan, the opera houses in Madrid, Valencia, Barcelona, Paris, Brussels, London’s Wigmore Hall and the Berlin Philharmonie.
He has given many premiere performances and worked closely alongside such composers as Hans Werner Henze, Wolfgang Rihm, Dieter Schnebel, Jörg Widmann, Manfred Trojahn, Nikolaus Brass and many others in the course of time. He has also performed piano concertos by Xenakis, Staude and Schöllhorn with the Munich Philharmonic, the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra and the WDR Symphony Orchestra.
Always keen to discover unknown or adventurous repertoire, Jan Philip Schulze has built up an extensive and multi-faceted discography in recent years. As well as highly acclaimed recordings of piano works by Jörg Widmann and Hans Werner Henze, he has performed early Classical music with the Trio Amédée, piano sextets from France and lieder repertoire from Schubert to Carl Nielsen and Paul Hindemith.

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Various composers
Hello Darkness
Olivia Vermeulen | Jan Philip Schulze
Various composers
Dirty Minds
Olivia Vermeulen / Jan Philip Schulze


Olivia Vermeulen and Jan Philip Schulze - 'Toothbrush Time' by William Bolcom