More about Kai Adomeit

Kai Adomeit (piano) It is an exceptional way the pianist Kai Adomeit had to go. The start of the pianist’s career was brilliant. Already at the age of 23 years he recorded the complete piano concerts Rachmaninov; a highly acclaimed and awarded by the “CHOC of the “Monde de la Musique” recording, which rapidly followed further recordings (Dvorák, Liszt). He played with the radio orchestras of BR and SWR, the RSO Ljubljana, the Bohuslav Martinu Philharmonic Orchestra, the Philharmonic Orchestra of Minsk and the State Philharmonic Rhineland-Pfalz. From the “Frankfurter Rundschau”, the young musician was touted as “insider tip among the German pianists”.

However, a stroke of fate in the form of serious illness interrupted his successful career and forced him to retire from concert life. Thanks to his outstanding talent, his love of music and his willpower and perseverance, he overcame his illness. He concentrated with ever-recurring endeavors in order to expand his repertoire and to gain new musical energies.

As an orchestral pianist of the State Philharmonic Rhineland-Palatinate as well as many other renowned orchestras in Germany, England the United States, among others under Dohnanyi, Klee, Salonen, Segerstam, Rasilainen, Maazel or Previn, he collected valuable musical impressions.

Kai Adomeit, “The Phenomenon” (Mosnews) is celebrated during his performances by the public as of the press alike. He can inspire his audience and critics for his recitals (2009/10 Russia tour with twelve transcendental etudes by Liszt) as well as for his performances as a chamber musician. Even as a vocal accompanist he emerge prominently, as in a duo with Christiane Oelze, Renée Morloc or Thomas Pfeiffer. For years he also has worked together with the conductor and director of Filmphilharmonic Frank Strobel in piano duo as well as film music, inter alia, in the soundtracks to “The Treasure” (Music: Max German), “The New Babylon” (Music: D.Schostakowitsch) and currently “Die Päpstin” (Music: Marcel Barsotti). In 2011 he for the first time live performed Gottfried Huppertz original music for Fritz Lang’s historic “Nibelungen” -Stummfilm in the original piano version.

During the Liszt Year 2011, he played different programs, in each of which a major work of Liszt is the focus: The B minor Sonata, the twelve Transcendental Etudes and the “Years of wandering” and opera fantasies. The cycle of the Transcendental Etudes he played, inter alia, in St. Petersburg, Odessa, Riga, Frankfurt and Mannheim. 2012 brought him a tour of the USA, among others with Bach’s “Goldberg Variations” and again to Russia with piano concertos of Beethoven, Brahms and the Romantic Piano Concerto by Joseph Marx. 2013 was for him under the sign of a Haydn project with performances and recordings of the piano sonatas of Joseph Haydn.

In our charity concert Kai Adomeit plays the Concerto for Piano and Orchestra in B flat major by Johannes Brahms.