Professor André B. M archand Pianist
started to play the piano at age three and grew up as a soloist-member of Dresdner Kreuzchor.Later he studied literature,philosophy, composition, conducting and piano in Freiburg and Paris.
His teachers included Carl Seemann, Pierre Sancan, Ivonne Lefebure and Thierry de Brunhoff, masterclasses with Claudio Arrau, Max Deutsch, Stefan Askenase and Nadia Boulanger.
He was a recipient of scholarships of “Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes”, Bourse Albert Roussel and Martha Baird Rockefeller Foundation.
A Prizewinner in Deutscher Hochschulwettbewerb, Konzerte Junger Kuenstler and Young Artists in Concert, New York, competitions, his career started on a truly international level in 1972.
At age 27 he became Professor of Piano in the University of Wisconsin and Artist in Residence of Center for New Music, at 30 he followed the invitation to be Professor of Piano at Staatliche Hochschule fur Musik in Freiburg and since 1985 he is teaching as Professor of Piano in University of Music and Performing Arts in Stuttgart. He is a founding member of Rotary Club Freiburg-Zaehringen and member of UNICEF International, Malteser and Johanniter Foundations.
His concert activities include Concerto, Solo and Chamber appearences world- wide and Guest-Professorships in U.S.A., Japan, Korea, Taiwan, France, Italy, Greece, Spain, Marocco, Tunesia, Algeria and twelve African Countries,
a great deal of which organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Goethe Institut. This year he will perform and teach in Poland, France andKorea In the last years he performed with Tokyo Symphony, New Japan Philharmonic Orchestra, Seoul Sinfonietta, Fine Arts Quartet, Vicenza Piano Quartet and Cairo National Symphony. Recordings in NHK, KBS, DG-Debut, EMI, C.R.L and Greek and French TV. He is a "Steinway-Artist".
His students are teaching and performing in important Universities and Conservatories in U.S.A., Japan, Greece, Spain, Korea, Italy and Germany.
In Stuttgart he performed in Faculty-Recitals and Benefit-Concerts, last seasons Bach's Goldbergvariations and Partitas, a Debussy-Ravel Program,Beethoven Diabellivariations and last two Sonatas, a Schumann-Recital for UNICEF International and an "Anniversary-Program 1853" for Steinway&Sons with Liszt Sonata, Brahms Third Sonata and Schumann's Gesaenge der Fruehe op.133 in an own newly revised version.