marcus schinkel crossover pianist

Studied jazz and classical pianist, experienced rock keyboarder, popular theater musician, band leader, composer and arranger

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1987 higher school certificate at Gmynasium Hohenlimburg
1976 - 1987classic piano lessons at Musikschule Liebe/Hagen
1986 - 1988jazz piano lessons under the direction of Stefan Bauer and Frank Wunsch
1988 - 1993degree in jazz piano at the conservatorium voor de kunsten, Arnhem, Netherlands. Studied under Rob van den Broeck (jazzpiano), Jasper van't Hof (jazzpiano), Chris Seger (classical piano) with master classes of Lee Konitz, Richie Beirach, Philipp Caterine and John Taylor
1992 - 1994pianist for the Bundesjazzorchester under the dirction of Peter Herbolzheimer

marcus schinkel trio

1989foundation of the Marcus Schinkel Trio ( Wim de Vries-dr and Bas Rietmeijer-bs)
1996CD “First Of A Million Tones“ with guests Peter Weniger(sax)und     Eric Vloeimans (tr)
1999premiere of the first Classic meets Jazz project “Blues Over Beethoven“at the farewell celebration of the German goverment seat in Bonn
2000Tour through vietnam at the invitation of the German Embassy in Hanoi
2004CD "News From Beethoven" / bosrecords Berlin
2004 -2005Cruisertour MS Deutschland with News From Beethoven in Helsinki, St.Petersburg and the Caribbean states
2008TV- Feature News From Beethoven of the Deutsche Welle for 3sat
2008 Premiere des neuen Programms “9 Symphonies“ mit dem Indigo Streichquartett bei dem internationalen Beethovenfest Bonn
2009 CD “9 Symphonies“ feat.Indigo string quartet/GLM records
2009Tour “9 Symphonies“, concerts at the congress of arts Kufstein/Austria, car fair Geneva, 24h-race Le Mans and Hahnenkamm-Race Kitzbühl/Austria
2009CD-Release concert at Congress Of Arts Kufstein/A
2010concert with Beethovenorchestra at the opera Bonn
2011concert with Tel Aviv Conservatory String Ensemble & trio at Beethovenfestival
2013concert for Porsche Salzburg/Austria
2013Beethovenorchestra Goes Classic, Aftershowconcert, Beethovenhalle Bonn
2014concerts with the jazz award winner Frederik Köster(tr)
2015new program and CD “Crossover Beethoven“/bosrecords Berlin
2015concert at the Porsche Arena Stuttgart for over 3500 listeners (2.Church Comedy Clu/German Evangelian Church Day)

opening of the intern.Beethovenfest Bonn at the Kammermusiksaal Beethovenhaus

2016new CD “Crossover Beethoven“, Tour in all main towns of Germany
2016/17concerts with sax-legend Ernie Watts (2-time Grammy winner) at jazzfestival Bonn and jazzralley Duesseldorf
since 2016concerts with german gypsy-guitar star Joscho Stephan
2017new program: “Pictures At An Exhibition“, Tribute To Keith Emerson with singer Johannes Kuchta and special keyboards like laserharp, rotary-keyboard and keytar
2018concerts in Chengdu and Chongqing/China

side projects

1995tour through Jordanien
1995guest concerts with Susan Weinert Band , Pete York(dr) and  Charlie Mariano (sax)
since 2000pianist for the german singer and comedian Nessi Tausendschön
1999“Crossover Carmen“(conception Klaus Mages), Sevilla/E
1999 / 2000“Palais des Fous“(Regie Lutz Weber), Seefeld/A
2003concert at the new philharmonie Essen with members of the cologne s Kölner Gürzenich-Orchesters
2004Support-Act Lionel Richie with Sax In The City , Museumsmeile Bonn
2005concerts on the cruiser “Seadream“, Corsica und Sardinia
2005Ambassador of music for the german wine institut at the wine fair Bordeaux
2006wedding of the german TV- presenter Günther Jauch, Schloss Sanssouci/Potsdam
2007Opernball Dresdener Semperoper with german singer/pianist Paul Kuhn
2007“Variations“-benefit concerts with audience guest Maestro Kurt Masur( conductor)
2010-13Music coach for the german TV show Supertalent
2013Tour for the persian singer Ebi Hamedi, among others World Congress Center Dubai/VE

“Stockhausen Meets Schinkel“ , concert @ churchnight Bonn with Markus Stockhausen (trumpet) and Bodek Janke (drums, percussion, tabla)

2019“MozArt“, duo -concerts in Rumania (opera Brasov, Bukarest,) with Saxophonist Nicolas Simon

opera & theatra

1989“Adler Verpflichtet“, Werkhof Hagen, composition & piano
1990“Piano und Pantomime“, Werkhof Hagen, composition & piano
1991“Klassenfahrt“-Rockkrimi, Werkhof Hagen, composition & piano
1995“The mystery of Irma Vep“, Springmaus Bonn, mit Bill Mockridge , composition & piano
1998“Brecht“ (Director Kalle Kubik) with Susanne Seidler, German Embassy Moscow, piano
1998“Schweigen- Erzählter Wahnsinn“ stories of E.A.Poe, with Gerd.J.Pohl, composition & piano
2002/03“Saturday Night Fever“ (Regie Alex Balga), Musicaldome Köln, Keyboard
2003Rheinfelssaga St.Goar, (Regie Wolfgang Kolneder), piano
2008“Sommernachtstraum“ (Regie Klaus Weise), Theater Bonn, piano
2009“To All Tomorrow Parties“ (Regie Ivar van Urk), Theater Bonn, Keyboard
2010“Schwester Mein“(Director Bärbel Stenzenberger), to the 200th birthday of Robert Schumann , Brotfabrik Bonn, composition and piano
2010“Quelle“(Director Jens Kerbel) and “Songs For Drella“(Director Michael Barfuss), Theater Bonn, piano and keyboard
2011“Zum wilden Hirschen“ (Regie Michael Barfuss), piano, Theater Bonn
2011/12“Hair“- Musical (Regie Philipp Kochheim), keyboard, opera Bonn
2011/12“Ein Volksfeind“ (Regie Lukas Langhoff), Theater Bonn, musical conductor
2012/13“Black Rider“ (Regie Matthias Kaschig), pump organ, piano and keyboard, Theater Bonn
2012/13“Die Rock’n Rollatorshow“ (Regie Michael Barfuss), keyboard, Theater Bonn
2012“Bajazzo“ (Regie Peter Lotschak), Mecklenburger Staatskapelle , piano and band-MD, Schweriner Staatstheater

“Minotaurus“, Tanzballade (Regie Bärbel Stenzenberger), Centré Dürrenmatt, Neuchatel/CH, composition, piano, bass & loops

2013“Primavera“Classic Meets Circus, Münchener Symphoniker, Gasteig Philharmonie München, piano
2013“A Night At The Opera“, Beethovenorchester Bonn, opera Bonn, piano
2013 “Eltern“ (Konzept und Idee Franz Wittenbrink), conductor and piano, Theater Bonn
2013/14“Jesus Christ Superstar“ (Regie: Gil Mehmert), keyboard, opera Bonn
2013/14“Peter Pan“, (Regie: Katja Wolff), piano, Schauspiel Bonn
2013/14“Feuer und Eis“-Classic Meets Circus, Roncalli (Regie: Georg Pommer), piano, Musicaltheater Bremen
2014“La Cage Aux Folles“ (Regie: John Dew), keyboard, opera Bonn
2014“The Songs Of Tom Waits“ und “Lola- Ein Hurenabend“ (Regie Michael Barfuss), piano & keyboard, Pantheon Bonn
2015“Diabelli oder Die 33 Variationen“ (Regie Frank Matthus), piano,  Kleines Theater Godesberg
2016“Der Schöne und das Biest“ (Regie: Michael Barfuss), Springmaus Bonn, Piano
2016/17“In 80 days around the world“ (Regie: Leo Koppelmann/Peter Jordan), Schauspiel Düsseldorf, composition and keyboard
2017/18“The Queens's Men“ (Regie:Leo Koppelmann/Peter Jordan), Schauspiel Düsseldorf, composition and keyboard
2018“Lili Marleen -a song goes around the world“ (Stefan Krause, Regie: Joe Knipp), Kleines Theater Godesberg, Piano


1996“First Of A Million Tones, , Marcus Schinkel Trio
1996“Listen To The Wind, Birgit June
1997“Groovability To Swing“, Wim de Vries
1998“Esprit“, Esprit
2004“Live“, Nessi Tausendschön
2004“You Don’t Know Me“, Faith Gibson
2004“News From Beethoven, Marcus Schinkel Trio
2007“Restwärme“, Nessi Tausendschön
2009“Where Do We Go“, Regina Mester Quartett
2013“Til you hear from me“, Aniko Kanthak
2015“Crossover Beethoven“, Marcus Schinkel Trio