Christian Mokschan originally wanted to be a professional pianist. Instead of performing in public, however, he decided to focus on the art of making the instrument. Today he works for the renowned Steingraeber & Söhne company in Bayreuth.
Vladimir Ivanoff sits down with DW to talk about "Passio" and "Compassio" - about suffering, passion and empathy, all of which play a central role in music and faith. His Ensemble Sarband is at this year's Beethovenfest.
At age 30, Milica Djordjević is considered one of the most interesting composers of her generation. But the journey to get where she is today has been far from easy.
His eclectic and experimental approach to music made Canadian pianist Chilly Gonzales a star. That sensibility is reflected in his new "Re-Introduction Etudes," a novel form of lesson book for piano learners.
From calligraphy to acoustic music, young artists are finding inspiration in the pre-digital age. While they won't revert to analogue entirely, some say learning the old tricks of the trade makes them more creative.