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Jakob Fichert is a pianist with an international profile. He has performed extensively in the UK and abroad and has recorded for Toccata Classics, Resonus Classics, Divine Arts and Naxos to great critical acclaim both as a soloist and collaborating artist.
Chamber Music and Lied repertoire has always been at the heart of his playing career. On concert stage and in recording studio he has collaborated with musicians such as Janet Hilton, Alfia Naqipbekova, Karin de Fleyt, Simon Desbruslais, Sebastian Müller, Matthias Gredler and many more.
Jakob won numerous prizes at international competitions both as a soloist and chamber musician. He studied at the Musikhochschule Karlsruhe with Wolfgang Manz before undertaking a postgraduate course at the Royal College of Music in London under the tutelage of Yonty Solomon. He also obtained a Masters Degree in Chamber Music, graduating in 2001 after which he was awarded a RCM Junior Fellowship.
A much in demand pedagogue, Jakob has given numerous master classes for conservatoires, universities and music specialist schools in the UK, China and Mexico. He works as an examiner for ABRSM and holds the position of Principal Lecturer in Piano at Leeds College of Music and is specialist piano tutor at University of York.