Detlev Bender
  • Born in Wiesbaden

  • Studies in
    – Mainz (Diploma in Teaching)
    – Frankfurt (Diploma in Fine Art)
    – Mannheim (Concert Exam)
    – Stuttgart (Chamber Music/
        Song Accompaniment)
    – Heidelberg (Musical Theory)

  • Exchange semesters in
    Paris and Geneva

  • Master's classes with
    – Alfred Brendel, Freiburg
    – Bruno Leonardo Gelber, Aachen
    – Karl-Heinz Kämmerling, Munich
    – Dinorah Varsi, Karlsruhe
    – Vladimir Ashkenazy, Lucerne

  • Besides
    the most ramified pedagogical activities as a teacher (conservatory, private insitute, international music academy) and competition jury member, Detlev Bender has performed in Europe and the USA, an continues to make radio, CD and television recordings.

  • Special attention
    is given to the baroque, late romanticism, and 20th century and »Jazz today« music styles.

  • His role models
    are Friedrich Gulda and Glenn Gould

  • Member of
    – DTKV (German Association of Musicians), LV Rheinland-Pfalz
    – EPTA (European Piano Teachers Association), Section Germany
    – JG Heidelberg (Society for the Culture of the Turn of the Century e.V.)