Andreas Hering, born 1983, received his first piano lesson at the age of six from Ulrich Jokiel. Andreas has competed in and won many international and national piano competitions. He has competed and performed as a solo artist, accompanied other artists, played in duos and trios as well as with orchestras. Andreas has also performed chamber music and recorded for the German National Radio. In 2003 Andreas began his piano studies at the University for Music and Theatre in Rostock, Germany. Since then he has studied under the tutelage of Stephan Imorde and Professor Matthias Kirschnereit.
Since 2000, Andreas successfully competed in the annual “Jugend musiziert,” a national competition for young non-professional pianists under the patronage of the German Federal President. He competed in several categories such as solo, duo, and trio, and won first price, five consecutive years. In 2003, he received two 1st prizes in the category “Piano and Stringed Instrument.” In a 2004 competition, hosted by the city of Muenster and the WDR, Andreas competed as a duo with Sebastian Kraus (cello), and won the “Classical Award” and the “Bruno-Frey Award.” In November 2004 Andreas received a scholarship from the “H.+E. Juetting Foundation” in Stendal.
The following year, Andreas won:
1st place at the “11th International Louis Spohr Competition” in Kassel, Germany;
2nd place at the “International Max Reger Competition” in Weiden, Germany;
2nd place at the “Wartburg Piano Competition” in Eisenach, Germany.
In 2006 Andreas won 3rd place at the “Beethoven Competition Richard Laugs” in Mannheim, Germany. In 2006 he received another scholarship from the “The German National Academic Foundation,” Germany’s largest and most prestigious organization sponsoring the academically gifted.
Andreas also took part in the international piano competition “Ciutat de Carlet” in Spain and the international piano competition, “A. Spernaza” in Taranto, Italy.
He played with the Polish Chamber Philharmonic during the state festival of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern He also performed with the University of Rostock for Music and Theatre Orchestra live on national radio in the series “NDR3-Start, junge Kuenster live.“ He made two more records with the Bayerische Rundfunk for the German national public radio with works from Brahms, Reger and Schumann.
In March 2007, Andreas played J. Brahms’ Piano Concerto No. 1 in the Cologne Philharmonic. In addition, he performed in Turkey, France, Italy, Poland, and a recital in Moscow.
Recently, at the German Music Contest 2008 Andreas won scholarship and was recruited to the German national team of young musicians.
Andreas Hering attended several master courses lead by:
Professor Renate Kretschmar-Fischer,
Professor Elisabeth Leonskaja
Professor I. Edelstein,
Professor M. Kirschnereit,
Professor A. Ugorski,
Professor Ulf Schneider,
The Trio Jean Paul (chamber music)
Professor Carmen Piazzini (Karlsruhe, Germany)
Stephan Imorde, (Kassel, Germany).