Severin von Eckardstein

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Severin von Eckardstein is a German classical pianist. He was born in 1978 in Düsseldorf, Germany, and took his first piano lessons when he was six years old.

At the age of 12 he was accepted into a young-talent class at the Robert Schumann Hochschule in Düsseldorf. During his school years, von Eckardstein continued his piano studies in Hannover and in Salzburg with Karl-Heinz Kämmerling.

After his graduation, he attended the Berlin University of the Arts to take lessons from Klaus Hellwig. In 2000 he made a strong impression at the Leeds International Pianoforte Competition: he was placed third.

After receiving his degree in 2002, he continued his studies at the International Piano Academy Lake Como, in Italy. He won the 2003 International Queen Elizabeth competition in Brussels, Belgium.[1]

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