Listening to Jakob Fichert’s performance is an experience one doesn’t forget—his attention to detail is staggering, his technique is impeccable, and his ability to communicate is extraordinary. He makes even the most difficult piano works sound like they are easy to play—an achievement only a few musicians could lay claim to.
– Anastasia Belina-Johnson, Deputy Head of Programmes, Royal College of Music
Jakob Fichert is a pianist with an international profile. He has performed extensively in the UK and abroad and has recorded for Toccata Classics and Naxos to great critical acclaim both as a soloist and collaborating artist.
Numerous projects featuring the piano music of Max Reger and recordings of composers such as Andre Tchaikovsky and Hans Gal demonstrate that exploring lesser known repertoire has been an integral part of Jakob’s work as a performer. Future plans include a recording of Adolf Busch’s complete piano work for Toccata Classics.
Chamber Music and Lied repertoire has always been at the heart of his playing career. On concert stage and in recording studio he has collaborated with musicians such as Janet Hilton, Alfia Naqipbekova, Karin de Fleyt and many more.
Jakob won numerous prizes at international competitions both as a soloist and chamber musician. He studied at the Musikhochschule Karlsruhe with Wolfgang Manz before undertaking a postgraduate course at the Royal College of Music in London under the tutelage of Yonty Solomon. He also obtained a Masters Degree in Chamber Music graduating in 2001 after which he was awarded a RCM Junior Fellowship.
A much in demand pedagogue Jakob has given numerous master classes for conservatoires, universities and music specialist schools in the UK and China. He also works as an examiner and consultant for the Associated Board of Royal Schools of Music and holds the positions of Principal Lecturer in piano at Leeds College of Music and Associate Lecturer at University of York.