Hardy Rittner, born in Rüsselsheim in 1981, began instruction in piano at the age of four and his study oft he piano and early piano in 1998 at the Mozarteum University of Salzburg in the classes of Karl-Heinz Kämmerling and Siegbert Rampe. After receiving his diploma with distinction in 2003, he continued his education under Klaus Hellwig at the University of the Arts in Berlin, passing his concert examination in February 2010. It was also in 2010 that he completed a program in an additional major field, the study of music theory under Prof. Dr. Hartmut Fladt. Hardy Rittner attended master classes taught by Paul Badura-Skoda, Dominique Merlet, Christian Zacharias, and Andrei Gavrilov and benefited from the mentorship of Maria João Pires, Sylvain Cambreling, Ivo Pogorelich, and Krystian Zimerman. Since May 2009 he has received funding from the start program of Bayer Kultur.
Concerts have taken Hardy Rittner to almost all the European countries, the United States, South Korea, and Taiwan, where he guested at venues such as… Read more