Scholar 2009 -2013
“As a Young Scholar of the Lang Lang Foundation, in my gratitude, I feel compelled to seriously pursue classical music, and to bring this fantastic music to as many people in the world as possible. I want to share my skills and my knowledge with others as quickly as possible.”
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Matthias Hegemann was born in Duisburg in 1997, and lives in Mülheim an der Ruhr. He had his first piano lesson at the age of four, as a student of Kumiko Hokama-Kischkat at the Mülheim Music School. Since early 2010, Matthias Hegemann has studied at the Pre-College division of the Cologne Music Conservatory, majoring in piano performance under the tutelage of professor Andreas Frölich. He has received numerous first prizes as well as special prizes at competitions such as “Young Musician,” the Rotary Youth Piano Competition, and the Westfall van Bremen Piano Competition.
At the age of 8, Matthias made his debut in the hall of the Essen Philharmonic at the Klavier-Festival Ruhr. In May 2009, he returned to performed four-hand piano with Tamara Stefanovich. That year, he was also awarded the Ruhr prize for Arts and Sciences from the city of Mülheim an der Ruhr. Since April 2009, Matthias Hegemann has been a Young Scholar of the Lang Lang International Music Foundation. In a joint performance with Cynthia Maya Bal, he played at the European presentation of the Foundation at Rolf-Liebermann Studios of NDR in Hamburg. In June 2010, as part of the Klavier-Festival Ruhr, Matthias took the stage once again with Cynthia and Lang Lang at the Essen Philharmonic.
Matthias practices piano between 2 and 2.5 hours each day, and loves all of the composers that he currently studies. Besides piano, he loves playing soccer, reading, biking, and swimming. He also loves school.