Dünki Jean-Jacques (28. 02. 1948)
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Jean-Jacques Dünki was born in Aarau. He studied piano to soloist level with Rolf Mäser at the 'Musikakademie Basel' (Basel Academy of Music). He also studied in Berlin, London, New York and Baltimore with Leon Fleisher, Peter Feuchtwanger and Charles Rosen and others. He attended piano courses given by Maurizio Pollini, Claude Helffer and Edith Picht-Axenfeld, conducting with Michael Gielen and historical performances with Nikolaus Harnoncourt. He has attended Lectures in musicology given by Carl Dahlhaus in Berlin and Max Haas in Basel, music analysis with Hans Keller in London and studied English and ancient Greek literature at the John Hopkins University, Baltimore. As a composer he is mainly self-taught. In 1981 he received the Arnold-Schönberg-Preis in Rotterdam. Today Jean-Jacques Dünki is active as composer, soloist and chamber musician. He is a guest at the festivals of Berlin, Graz, Donaueschingen and Geneva. Since 1984 he heads a class for piano and chamber music at the Basel Academy of Music. He also gives courses on a regular basis in Switzerland, Germany, France, England, USA and Japan. He has limited publishing activities. He is more recently attracted to the hammer-piano and clavichord.
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