Pianist Sebastian Knauer was born in Hamburg in 1971 where he made his debut aged 14. He now looks back on a career lasting more than 25 years. His intense musicality which characterises his unique style of playing, has led to innumerable successes, establishing his name throughout the international world of music. He has given performances in more than 50 countries on four continents, each time appearing on the most reputable stages like the Konzerthaus and the Philharmonie in Berlin, the Philharmonie of Cologne and Munich, the Gewandhaus Leipzig, the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, London´s Wigmore Hall, the Théatre des Champs-Elysées in Paris, the Tonhalle Zurich, the Konzerthaus in Vienna, the Auditori Barcelona, the Sala Verdi in Milano and, looking further afield, the Lincoln Center New York, the Herbst Theater San Francisco, Miami´s Knight Concert Hall, the Téatro Municipal in Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, the Oriental Concert Hall in Shanghai, the Forbidden City Concert Hall Peking, the Toppan Hall Tokyo and the Performing Arts Center Hong Kong. Sebastian Knauer has retained his home in his birthplace Hamburg, where he has traced his roots back to the 18th century, but by now he has become a true World Citizen.