Jakob Fichert is a very sought after performer playing solo and chamber music recitals in the UK, Germany, Italy, Hungary, Lithuania and other European countries. Jakob has performed in venues such as the Queen Elizabeth Hall, the Purcell Room, the Wigmore Hall, the Cadogan Hall, the Fairfield Hall in Croydon, the Colston Hall in Bristol and the Recital Hall of the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam. Some of his concerts have been live broadcast by various radio stations. He has recorded for Toccata Classics and for Naxos labels.
He studied at the Musikhochschule Karlsruhe with Wolfgang Manz, graduating with Distinction before undertaking a postgraduate course at the Royal College of Music (RCM), studying with Yonty Solomon. He obtained a Masters Degree in Chamber Music and stayed on as a Junior Fellow at the RCM until 2003.
Jakob has been involved in various projects such as lecture recitals on Max Reger and performances of works written in the Concentration Camp Terezin as well as numerous educational concerts and workshops.
Jakob has won numerous prizes at international competitions both as a soloist and chamber musician. These include the Valentino Bucchi International Piano Competition for 20th century music in Rome, the Liza Fuchsowa Memorial Prize at the Royal-Over-Seas-League – best chamber music pianist, and the International Taneev Chamber Music Competition in Kaluga and Moscow.
Chamber Music and Lied repertoire has been at the heart of his performing career throughout. He has collaborated with musicians such as Janet Hilton, Tamsin Waley-Cohen, Diana Galvydyte, Oliver Coates and Helen-Jane Howells on numerous occasions.
A keen pedagogue Jakob has given numerous master classes in high profile independent and music specialist schools. He also works as an examiner for the Associated Board of Royal Schools of Music and holds the position of Senior Lecturer for piano and piano accompaniment at Leeds College of Music.