Detlev Bender
11 questions to Detlev Bender
  • What gets you in a good mood, besides music
    Amsterdam and Lisbon –
    and a dog named Max!
  • What is an insult to your ears?
    Musical nuisances of which unfortunately, there are
    too many – however, it is completely independent
    any particular style.
  • What does silence mean to you?
    Relaxation and enjoyment
  • What is the nicest compliment
    you have ever received as an artist?

    »At your concert, I have forgotten the rest of the
  • If you had not become famous as a pianist and
    »piano trainer«, what would you have become instead?

  • What was your musical big bang?
    Actually, there was none. My grandmother on my
    father's side gave me a piano as a present when I
    was 7 years old. From then on, the fascination was
    instilled and everything took its course naturally.
  • What colour does music have for you?
    Any feasible one.
  • What would be the ideal audience for you?
    Educated, free, spontaneous, unbiased and
    always open for new things.
  • A piano only has 88 keys – and yet it is
    an infinite cosmos.
    What does this instrument mean to you?

    It is my best friend. I share everything
    with it.
  • What are your favourite CDs?
    Classical music: W. A. Mozart – »The Gulda Mozart Tapes«
    Jazz: Tord Gustavsen Trio – »Being there«
    Pop: Sting – »Nada como el sol«
  • Your motto?
    »There is no end to learning«
    (Robert Schumann)