Benjamin Kammerer, Univ.Prof.

office: Department Music Education in Innsbruck
Deputy Head of Department
Univ.-Prof. for Piano and Piano Didactics (Innsbruck)

  • Mirabellplatz 1
  • 5020 Salzburg

German pianist Benjamin Kammerer has played at Festivals such as the prestigious "Heidelberger Frühling" and "Festspiele Mecklenburg Vorpommern" (Germany), the "Montebello-Festival" in Switzerland, the "Festival Internacional de Música" in Gijón (Spain) as well as in piano recitals and as a chamber musician in Italy, Central Asia, China and North America.

He has won prizes at various international piano and chamber music competitions. He is a devoted chamber musician and has worked with Dutch violinist Frederieke Saejs, Spanish clarinettist Miguel Pérez Iñesta and Swiss pianist Francesco Piemontesi. He regularly performs with members of the Gémaux Quartet and the Galatea Quartet as well as with the baritone Georg Gädker.

Benjamin Kammerer’s interest in contemporary music - alongside that of the classical repertoire - is reflected in his programmes with pieces by Jörg Widmann, Thomas Larcher, Eric Tanguy, Daniel Schnyder, Gérard Zinsstag, Alfred Schnittke and György Kurtág. He was also the pianist in the world premiere of the 3rd piano trio by Spanish composer, José María Sanchez Verdú (Expo 2000, Hannover, Germany).

Kammerer was a student of Sontraud Speidel, Felix Gottlieb, Emile Naouoff and Menahem Pressler, the legendary pianist of the Beaux Arts Trio. He gained important insights into song accompaniment through his studies with Wolfram Rieger in Berlin.

Masterclasses with Oxana Yablonskaya, Mikhail Voskressensky, Dimitri Alexeev, Stanislav Pochekin and Boris Petrushansky gave him the opportunity to learn from some of the most acclaimed pianists and pedagogues.

In 2007 Benjamin Kammerer started teaching at Indiana University in Bloomington, IN, USA and in 2009 at the Mannheim University of Music and Performing Arts (Germany). From 2012 to 2018, he taught at the Bern Conservatory of Music in Switzerland.

Benjamin Kammerer ist Professor of Piano and Teaching Methods at the University Mozarteum Salzburg (department Innsbruck).