Andreas Hering & Partner

Andreas Hering was born in the Fairy Tale City of Marburg and studied with Stephan Imorde and Matthias Kirschnereit in Rostock. He has won prizes at national and international piano competitions including the International Max Reger Piano Competition in Weiden, the Wartburg Piano Competition in Eisenach, the International Piano Competition Ciutat de Carlet, the Richard Laugs Beethoven Competition in Mannheim, and the International Piano Competition Arcangelo Speranza in Taranto, Italy. Andreas Hering has appeared as a soloist together with the Polish Chamber Philharmonic, the Marburg Chamber Orchestra, the North German Philharmonic Rostock and the Young Hessian Philharmonic. He made his concert debut in March 2017, performing Brahms’ Piano Concerto No. 1 together with the Ford Symphony Orchestra at the Philharmonie Cologne. Hering regularly appears at music festivals including the Festival Mecklenburg- Vorpommern, Nordhessicher Kultursommer, the Mosel Music Festival, Musiksommer am Zürichsee and at the Max Reger Festival in Weiden. As a passionate chamber musician, Andreas Hering is a co-founder of the Rubik Ensemble and a member of the Schmuck piano trio. Hering has recorded for BR Radio. His first solo album was released on the Castigo label in 2012. Together with cellist Isang Enders, Hering recorded the complete works for violoncello and piano by Robert Schumann and Isang Yun. In 2016, his solo album with works by Max Reger and a first recording of works by Grand Duke Ernst Ludwig of Hesse received rave reviews. In 2004 Hering was awarded a scholarship by the Hans and Eugenia Juetting Foundation. He was also a scholarship recipient of the German National Academic Foundation. He participated in the Young Artist Concerts selection of German Music Council. As part of his teaching assignments, Hering has taught at the Music Academies of Weimar and Rostock. In 2015 he was appointed as a lecturer at the University of Music and Theatre Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy in Leipzig.

Andreas Hering and his chamber musician partners

Mathias Johansen (Violoncello) grew up in Norway and Germany and began his musical education with Ekkehard Hessenbruch. He studied with Wen-Sinn Yang at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Munich, Troels Svane at the University of Music in Lübeck and Frans Helmerson at the Hanns Eisler School of Music in Berlin, where he completed his Master’s degree in 2008. In 2016, Mathias Johansen passed the concert exam in the class of Conradin Brotbek at the University of Music in Stuttgart. That same year he was appointed professor at the State Conservatory of Music in Feldkirch, Austria. Mathias Johansen has performed as a soloist at the Philharmonie Berlin and the Laeiszhalle in Hamburg. He has collaborated with renowned orchestras including the Lithuanian State Symphony Orchestra directed by Gintaras Rinkevičius and the German State Philharmonic of Rhineland-Palatinate under the direction of Ariane Matiakh. Mathias Johansen is a passionate and versatile chamber musician. He has been invited to perform at numerous music festivals such as the Schleswig Holstein Music Festival, PODIUM Festival Esslingen, the Chamber Music Festival of Monteleon, Zeitkunstfestival, the Styrian Chamber Music Festival, and the Composer’s Forum in St. Petersburg. He is a regular guest at the Austrian chamber music series Musik in der Pforte. Among his regular chamber music partners are Andreas Hering, Benjamin Kim, Byol Kang, Tobias Feldmann, Jonian-Ilias Kadesha, and Klaus Christa. Most recently, Mathias Johansen has been touring Japan, Norway, Spain, Belgium, and Austria. In 2016, Mathias Johansen won the ECHO Klassik Prize as a member of the Berolina Ensemble. In 2019, he recorded chamber music, including Maria Bach’s (1896-1978) Sonata for Violoncello, for SWR Radio and the CPO label together with Christine Busch, Elene Meiperiani, Klaus Christa, Conradin Brotbek, Akiko Shiochi, and Yukie Takai. In 2020 he recorded a programme of chamber music together with harpist Silke Aichhorn for SWR Radio. Since 2017 Mathias Johansen directs an international master class, Feldkircher Streichertage, together with renowned teachers including Martin Funa, Paweł Zalejski, Judith Ermert, Geneviève Strosser, Klaus Christa, and Francisco Obieta. He has also taught master classes in Germany, Austria, and Japan. The Duo Hering/Johansen was founded in 2016.