Born in 1987, German pianist Nils Liepe received his musical education at the Musikhochschulen of Hanover, Cologne and Vienna. He has studied with renowned professors such as Karl-Heinz Kämmerling, Vladimir Krainev, Pavel Gililov, Natasha Veljkovic, Arbo Valdma and Paolo Alvares. Currently, he is furthering his studies by undertaking a masters of chamber music with Oliver Wille, violinist of the renowned Kuss-quartet.
Nils Liepe is recipient of the ”Werner Richard – Dr. Carl Dörken foundation” scholarship and had been awarded numerous national and international prizes, having twice won the 1st prize of the national competition “Jugend musiziert“, the prize of the German “Sparkasse” Foundation, the prize of the city of Gera for the best interpretation of a contemporary work, the prize of the Federal Chamber of Pharmacists, the prize of the Grotrian-Steinweg International Piano Competition as well as the “Da Ponte International Competition” prize.
Nils has enjoyed giving many various concerts from a young age. Some concert highlights including performing at Brunswick Opera at the age of 7, taking part in the “Brunswick Classix Festival“, the festival “The Next Generation“, “International Easter Music Festival“ in Moscow, the “Euregio Musicfestival“ as well as at the Kronberg Academy.
Nils Liepe enjoys a diverse career, equally engaging in playing solo recitals as well as orchestral concerts, in chamber music and as a collaborative artist. He has given concerts in Germany, Austria, Italy, the Czech Republic, Poland, Estonia, Italy, Japan and China.
Renowned musicians like András Schiff and Paul Badura-Skoda acknowledge his high virtuosity and concert reviews often emphasis his musicianship, technical and stylistic excellence.
In coproduction with SWR Nils Liepe launched a chamber music CD, including pieces of Albéniz, Turina and Ginastera, together with his brother, violinist Niklas Liepe, and cellist Benedict Klöckner, which was released by Hänssler Classics in spring 2014.