Festival 2017 Bayreuth - Artistes


Festival 2017 Bayreuth - Artists


Johannes Gaechter
Johannes Gaechter, pianiste concertiste et ingénieur diplômé, est né en Alsace. Son père, Michel Gaechter, est pianiste concertiste, et enseigne le piano et le pianoforte au Conservatoire et à l'Académie Supérieure de Musique de Strasbourg. Sa mère, Susanne Scriba, est également professeur de piano. Dès l'âge de quatre ans, Johannes apprend le piano en autodidacte. L'œuvre de Frédéric Chopin représente pour lui son domaine de prédilection absolue, et ceci depuis toujours.
Malgré ses premiers succès, ainsi que plusieurs prix lors de concours "jeunes musiciens", il se destine en 1998 aux mathématiques et à l'informatique, la musique passant durant cette période au second plan. En 2004 il termine ses études dans le domaine "informatique technique", et devient "développeur indépendant" et "administrateur de sites internet".
En 2007 son intérêt pour le piano renaît avec force et enthousiasme. Depuis cette période, il obtient de beaux succès, tant par son activité de concertiste de haut niveau, que dans la participation à des Concours Internationaux (Paris, St. Petersburg et Varsovie), qui ont largement contribué à perfectionner et affiner son niveau de prestation. Ainsi il a pu jouer en 2014 et 2015 devant près de 1000 personnes lors de la finale du réputé "Concours International de Grands Amateurs de Piano" de Paris. Il est également deuxième lauréat du Concours International "Piano Bridges" 2015 de St. Petersbourg.
Johannes Gaechter - pianist and computer-scientist, living in Germany near Stuttgart, was born in Alsace (France). His father, Michel Gaechter is a pianist and teaches piano at the conservatory in Strasbourg and his mother is a piano-teacher as well. Johannes learned to play piano at the age of four - mostly self-taught and by his parents. He was especially fascinated by heavy and complex pieces, but his greatest admiration was for the music of Frédéric Chopin.
By now, classical music has become his greatest passion and the most important part of his life. For him, music is the most beautiful and purest form of expressing feelings and moods. Simultaneously, he is self-employed as a Website Administrator & Programmer - his second profession for earning money.
Now, he can refer to a very successful musical career and numerous high-level concert performances, which he continues to expand. For many years he performs regularly at various locations in Germany and throughout Europe.
Highly successful participation in international piano competitions in Paris, St. Petersburg and Warsaw rounds off his musical accolades. In 2014 and 2015 he was one of the finalists of the famous "Concours International de Grands Amateurs de Piano" in Paris, and second prize winner of the international competition "Piano Bridges" 2015 in Petersburg and third prize winner at the "Île-de-France Competition (Categorie Supérieur)" in Paris in 2018.
In the spring of 2016 he performed in the Munich "Gasteig" and from 2016 regularly as part of the piano festival "Pianestival": i.a. in different places in Paris, at "Steingraeber" in Bayreuth and also in Shanghai and South Africa 2018.