Holger Skepeneit: Music For Piano And Strings
Label: WILLOWHAYNE RECORDS
Format: COMPACT DISC
Cassidy, Claudine; Colborne, Korine; Skepeneit, Holger; Mainwaring, Richard
Born in Germany, Holger started playing classical piano at the age of eight and turned to jazz and blues at fourteen. In 1997 he moved to England to study piano, jazz piano and composition at the London College of Music, graduating in 2000 with a first-class honors Degree, followed by an MMus in jazz piano at the Leeds College of Music. Since graduating he’s been a sought-after pianist, keyboard player, composer and MD. During his career so far he has performed and recorded worldwide alongside artists such as Katrina and the Waves, Jacky Cheung, Pete King, Jeff Clyne, Tina May, John Wheatcroft, Cameroon Pierre, Alan Barnes, Taka Boom, Tony Hawks, Katie Price, Anita Dobson, The Counterfeit Stones, Warwick Davis, Pete Cunnah (D-Ream), John Surman, and many others. Career highlights include being featured as a pianist/composer and arranger on Jacky Cheungs no 1 album Private Corner (multi-platinum status), performing at the BBC Proms in the park (in front of 45000 spectators) and winning the Westminster prize for improvisation. Holger has also written and produced music for film, TV and advertising and is currently a lecturer at the Institute of Contemporary Music Performance in London where he teaches on the Degree and Masters programmes.