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Jakob Fichert

"Jakob's encyclopedian knowledge of repertoire and style, his energy and commitment, and the inspiring quality of his artistry and pianism make his visits a highlight of our calendar."

Professor John Thwaites, Head of Keyboard,

Royal Birmingham Conservatoire

00:00 / 02:48

Frederic Chopin Etude

in C minor, Op. 25 No. 12

00:00 / 03:01

Max Reger Clarinet Sonata in F sharp minor, Op. 49, No. 2, II.

with Janet Hilton

Jakob Fichert’s recitals include great works from the canon as well as hidden gems, often neglected in concert programmes. His solo repertoire ranges from renaissance to contemporary; he premiered numerous works – many dedicated to him.

'Pianist Jakob Fichert ... plays with expressivity, and passion where called for, and makes the lighter pieces sparkle.’ Fanfare Magazin

Jakob has given numerous piano masterclasses at various institutions in the UK and abroad. Jakob holds the position of Principal Lecturer at Leeds Conservatoire and teaches at the Universities of York, Leeds and Hull. He is ABRSM examiner.

Jakob completed a PhD, The Piano Works of Adolf Busch – Aspects of Style and Pianism, at University of York in 2023. He has worked as an editor for Breitkopf & Härtel since 2018 and looked after two of their new publications. Jakob is also collaborating with the the Karlsruhe-based Busch Kollegium and its founder clarinettist Bettina Beigelbeck.


Events: Recent & Upcoming


Completed PhD, The Piano Works of Adolf Busch — Aspects of Style and Pianism

The thesis and accompanying material are now available on


Lecture Recital – Music and Conflict: The Politics and Escapism of Wartime Culture

IAGMR Conference at the University of Surrey, pdf


Vernissage to the 150th Birthday of Max Reger; Busch Kollegium

Karlsruhe, Badische Landesbibliothek; Bettina Beigelbeck, clarinet; Jakob Fichert, piano


50th Birthday Concert

Sir Jack Lyons Concer Hall, York; more details available soon


Sonatas for Clarinet and Piano by Brahms, Busch and Reger; Busch Kollegium

Kurhaus Bad Boll, 7pm. Bettina Beigelbeck, clarinet; Jakob Fichert, piano

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