Pianist Christian Wilm Müller studied with Volkmar Lehmann (Weimar) and Oleg Maisenberg (Vienna/Stuttgart). Other important musical influences for him are Detlef Kraus (Germany), Menahem Pressler (USA) and Ferenc Rados (Hungary).
He has been awarded prizes and grants both as soloist and chamber musician - Usti nad Labem, Deutscher Musikwettbewerb), Allianz-Prize from the Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommen, The German Academic Scholarship Foundation, Cité Internationale des Arts Paris Grant, to name a few.
His career as a soloist, Lied accompanist and chamber musician - numerous times as pianist of the Liszt-Trio Weimar - have led him to perform in over 25 countries; Europe, Australia, Iran, Japan and South Korea.
He has performed with the German Symphony Orchestra Berlin, the Dresdner Philharmonic, the Badischen Staatskapelle Karlsruhe, the Schleswig-Holstein-Sinfonieorchester, the Orchestras from Gotha/Suhl, Meiningen und Thessaloniki (Greece), at festivals such as the Festspielen Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, the Kitakyushu International Music Festival (Japan), the Rheingau-Festival, Oleg-Kagan-Festspiele, Beethoven-Fest Sutri (Italy) and Kunstfest Weimar.
Christian Wilm Müller has given recitals with members of the Komische Oper Berlin, the NHK Symphony Orchestra Tokyo and the Vienna Philharmonic.
Concert recordings and productions by radio and TV (NDR, MDR, Bartók-Radio Budapest, DW, 3Sat, NHK Japan) as well as various CD productions of him are available. The second CD (2006) produced by æon (Paris) of the Liszt-Trio Weimar, with the Piano Trios of Mauricio Kagel and Alfred Schnittke, has been awarded the Coup de Coeur prize from the Académie Charles Cros.
In 2012, he recorded a Solo-CD of Brahms' late piano works op.116 to op.119 with Spektral.
Pianist Christian Wilm Müller is currently teaching at the University of Music Franz Liszt Weimar as professor for piano and chamber music.
He teaches emerging pianists at both the Musikgymnasium Schloss Belvedere (a school for talented young musicians) as well as students at the University of Music in Weimar.
Throughout the years, his students have been awarded multiple prizes at prestigious competitions such as:
♦ 1st Prize and Grand Prize at the International Mozart Competition in Berlin 2019,
♦ 1st Prize in the Piano Performance category at the San Donà di Piave Competition 2019,
Silver medal in the Piano Virtuoso category at the International Music Competition in Berlin 2019,
♦ 1st Prize at the Darko Lukic Competition in Croatia 2018,
♦ 1st Prize in Category IV at the International Piano Competition in Wiesbaden 2018,
♦ 1st Prize and Grand Prize at the Bach Competition Köthen 2015,
♦ Various Prizes and Diplomas at competitions like the International Nach Competition in Würzburg, International Liszt Competition Wroclaw, International Grotrian-Steinweg Competition, International Hans-von-Bülow Competition, International Music Competitiom Euterpe, Italy,
♦ Multiple first prizes with highest distinction in the Piano Solo and Piano Chamber Music categories at the National "Jugend Musiziert" as well as the follow-up WESPE Competition, since the beginning of 2000,
♦ various Grants: Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes, Konrad-Adenauer Stiftung, Yehudi Menuhin Live-Music-Now, Deutschland-Stipendium and Charlotte-Krupp-Stipendium of the University of Music Franz Liszt Weimar, Graduiertenstipendium of the province of Thuringia, etc.
Christian Wilm Müller teaches also at the Euro Arts Academy. He has given and continues to give piano and chamber music courses in Europe, the USA, Japan, South Korea and Australia.
Adjudicator of many national and international piano competitions, he is also Artistic Director of the International Hans-von-Bülow Piano Competition.
02. - 06. April, 2023
Instrument course exclusive piano | more
04. - 18. May, 2023
Artistic director and jury chairman 4. International Hans-von-Bülow Competition | more
25. - 31. May, 2023
jury member 60. Bundeswettbewerb "Jugend musiziert" in Zwickau
02. July, 2023
Concert Liszt-Trio Weimar, Festeburgkirche Frankfurt/Main | more
14. - 20. July, 2023
Piano Masterclass EURO ARTS ACADEMY, Szczecin, Poland | more
26. August - 02. September, 2023
Piano Masterclass at 8th edition of Talent Music Summer Brescia
18. - 22. October, 2023
jury member 13. Bach-Wettbewerb for young Pianists in Köthen | more
09. - 12. November, 2023
Meininger Studientage 2023 | 09.11.2023 opening concert Liszt-Trio Weimar | more
25. Oktober - 05. November, 2023
deputy jury chairman 6. International Franz Liszt Competition | Young Pianists | more
Johannes Brahms: The Final Piano Pieces op. 116-119, published in 2012 by Spektral
Mauricio Kagel / Alfred Schnittke: Piano Trios by Liszt-Trio-Weimar, published in 2006 by aeon
Piano trios by Frank Martin, Franz Liszt and Johannes Brahms with Liszt-Trio-Weimar, published in 1995
>>> listen: Johannes Brahms: Scherzo from piano trio in C-Minor, op. 87 >>>
Paul Gerhard musical version with Thomanerchor Leipzig, published in 2007 by Rondeau
On Midnight: art songs and alemannic folksongs, published in 1997 by Tritonus
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