Justus ZeyenMore Info
Born in Kiel, Germany, Justus Zeyen studied in Hannover with Karl Engel and
Bernhardt Ebert, among others. Since then, he has been a sought-after pianist, giving
concerts throughout Europe, the US, and Japan, and performing as a soloist as well as a
chamber musician and accompanist. He has worked with such artists as Juliane Banse,
Dorothea Röschmann, Diana Damrau, Christiane Iven, Sibylla Rubens, Florian Boesch,
Siegfried Lorenz, and Michael Schade, as well as the choirs of the Bayerischer, Mittel, and
Süddeutscher Rundfunk. In addition, he has been a guest at various festivals, such as
Berliner Festwochen, Vienna Festival, Munich Opera Festival, Schleswig-Holstein Musik
Festival, Schubertiade Schwarzenberg, the Mostly Mozart Festival, and the Oregon Bach
Since their first concerts at the Lockenhaus Chamber Music Festival in 1994, Mr. Zeyen has
collaborated regularly with Thomas Quasthoff, performing at the Philharmonie in Berlin;
London's Wigmore Hall; Vienna's Musikverein, Konzerthaus, and Theater an der Wien;
Amsterdam's Concertgebouw; and Carnegie Hall, as well as in Madrid and Los Angeles, and at
the Tanglewood Festival.
Mr. Quasthoff and Mr. Zeyen's recording for Deutsche Grammophon of lieder by Brahms and
Liszt was awarded the Cannes Award in 2000-2001 and nominated for a Grammy Award in 2001. A
second CD, featuring Schubert's Schwanengesang and Brahms's Vier ernste
Gesänge (also on DG) was released in spring 2001 and awarded the ECHO Preis in 2002,
and they have also recorded Schubert's Die schöne Müllerin. Mr. Zeyen's most
recent release is Night and Dreams with Measha Brueggergosman.
In addition to giving concerts, Mr. Zeyen teaches at the music academy in Hannover.