Bernward Koch

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Bernward Koch
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Bernward Koch (2017)
Background information
Born (1957-01-23) January 23, 1957 (age 61)
OriginGermany
InstrumentsPiano, Keyboards, Percussion, Guitar, Bass, Drums

Bernward Koch (born January 23, 1957 in Siegen) is a German composer, pianist and keyboardist. Additionally, he plays percussion, bass, and guitar. His music mainly evokes a soothing and calming style, with a clearly recognizable melody from the piano, enriched with keyboards, flute, guitar and percussion. His first release, 1989's Flowing, was successful especially in the United States (and Asia), hit song: "Ever Returning".

The second album Laguna de la Vera achieved top positions on the Billboard New Age Chart. His tracks contributed to several US-Aids-benefit compilations among others together with Sting, Bonnie Raitt, Al Jarreau, Ottmar Liebert, Dave Grusin, Dave Stewart. The song "Touched by Love" from the Walking through Clouds album appears on a compilation in Belgium/Luxembourg Universal Music Group together with Ennio Morricone, Tony Bennett and Lang Lang.

The Weber State University in Ogden, Utah recommends his music as anti stress. Many airlines around the world apply his "music against fear of flying". The track "Childhood Hour", a piece from his record Walking through Clouds, was used in the award-winning movie “Shaniko” with Melissa Goad in 2008.

The album Montagnola was recorded as an piano solo improvisation and is dedicated to the German Swiss writer Hermann Hesse. Koch has earned such awards as Piano Heaven Award in England and Audiophiles Highlight Award from STEREO in Germany. In 2012 he won the cultural prize from his hometown Wenden. Koch has published thirteen albums so far, the current release is called Filled with Light (Real Music, USA). Since 2016 Koch is an official member of The Recording Academy (National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, NARAS) and thereby a Grammy Award voting member.

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

  • 1989 - Flowing
  • 1992 - Laguna de la Vera
  • 1995 - Still Magic
  • 1997 - Picante
  • 1997 - Flowing (new US-release)
  • 1999 - Journey to the Heart
  • 2005 - Walking through Clouds
  • 2008 - Montagnola
  • 2009 - Gentle Spirit
  • 2011 - Silent Star
  • 2013 - Day of Life
  • 2015 - Remembering
  • 2016 - Touched by Love
  • 2017 - Filled with Light

Other album appearances[edit]

  • 1990 - The Wave 94.7 KTWV - Wave Aid 4
  • 1990 - KKSF 103.7 FM - Sampler for Aids Relief 3
  • 1997 - Eternity: A Romantic Collection I + II
  • 1997 - Tranquility
  • 1997 - Piano Dreamers
  • 2002 - Sacred Spa Music Series
  • 2005 - Real Piano
  • 2006 - InSparation
  • 2009 - Sacred Spa Music Series 2
  • 2014 - Namasté - Healing
  • 2015 - Angels of Hope
  • 2016 - Forest Bathing

Sheet Music[edit]

Music in Movie[edit]

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