Peter Schindler

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Peter Schindler
Born (1960-04-26) 26 April 1960 (age 58)
Altensteig, Black Forest
OriginGermany Berlin Germany
Occupation(s)pianist, organist, composer, author
InstrumentsPiano, Keyboard, Organ
Years active1986–present
Associated actsPeter Lehel, Vanessa-Mae

Peter Schindler (born 26 April 1960) is a German composer, pianist, keyboardist, organist and author, whose prime special field is musical theatre.


Peter Schindler was born in Altensteig in the Black Forest in the district of Calw, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.[1] Following his talent in music, he early began taking piano lessons and later he began taking organ lessons.

From 1973 to 1976 he studied at the School of Church Music in Rottenburg am Neckar.

Until 1980 he lived in Stuttgart, where he studied School Music and Musical composition at the State University of Music and Performing Arts Stuttgart. Then he there also studied Jazz and Pop music (Postgraduate education) to 1988.


As an organist and pianist, he performs with various ensembles and interpreters primarily his own compositions, both at home and foreign. Concert tours with the Quintet Saltacello (founded by himself) as well as the group Pipes and Phones led him to China, Denmark, France, Italy, Korea, Austria, Poland, Scandinavia, Taiwan, Czech Republic, Switzerland and USA.

Musical theatre productions[edit]

Already 1987-89, during his studies he started as a répétiteur at the town theater Heilbronn.
Thereafter he was involved in several musical theater productions and had held their musical direction such as



Cast:[2] Wolfgang Schindler: Cello
Peter Lehel: Saxophone
M. Schulz: Bass
Peter Schindler: Piano, Harmonium
Herbert Wachter: Drum kit

Pipes and Phones[edit]

Cast:[3] Peter Schindler: Organ
Peter Lehel: Saxophone, Bass clarinet
Guests: Markus Faller: Percussion instrument
Herbert Joos: Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Junger Kammerchor Baden-Württemberg


Cast: Peter Schindler: Piano
Peter Lehel: Saxophone
Mini Schulz: Bass
Obi Jenne: Drum kit

Compositions and lyrics[edit]

His works include chansons, instrumental parts, sacred and secular works for choir, music for ballet and drama as well as musicals, singing games and songs for children[4] and young people. Children's songs by Peter Schindler (music and lyrics) and Chris Mohr (lyrics) have been published by Carus-Verlag Stuttgart.


  • 2000 Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik für die CD Suites mit „Pipes and Phones“
  • 2001 Sonderpreis „Best Group“ bei dem „International Contest for Jazz and Churchorgan“ in Hannover mit „Pipes and Phones“
  • 2006 Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik mit dem „Hoppel Hoppel Rhythm Club“
  • 2006 Erster Seoul Preis für die Kompositionen und Darbietung der Tanzperformance „Soul, Sunflower“ mit dem National Theater of Korea
  • 2007 Kleinkunstpreis Baden-Württemberg für das Chansonprogramm „Rosenzeit – Liebesleid“ zusammen mit der Sängerin Sandra Hartmann
  • 2007 „Best Edition“ in the category Schul- und Unterrichtsliteratur für Kinder und Jugendliche des Deutschen Musikeditionspreises für das Musical Weihnachten fällt aus[5]


  1. ^ Biography of Peter Schindler Archived 2012-03-24 at the Wayback Machine. 12 May 2011
  2. ^ Saltacello retrieved 21 May 2011
  3. ^ Pipes and Phones 21 May 2011
  4. ^ Kinderhits mit Witz 20 May 2011
  5. ^ Deutscher Musikeditionspreis 2007 20 May 2011

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