twin Humburger brothers were born in 1979 and began
playing piano duos early on. They are in the meantime
regular guests at many well-known concert halls and
festivals within Europe. Richard and Valentin Humburger
both finished their musical education with Ulrich Meining.
Since 2001 they have been studying in the class of
Ok-Hi Lee and Prof. Rudolf Meister at the The Mannheim
University of Music and Performing Arts. They broadened
their education by taking master classes in particular
with specialists of piano duos such as, Alfons Kontarsky,
György Kurtag, Begona Uriarte and Karl-Hermann
Mrongovius, Yaara Tal and Andreas Groethuysen, as well
as Hans-Peter and Volker Stenzl.
prizes and grants
2005: International Music Competition of the ARD. They won
und V. Humburger
special prize for the best interpretation of the
commissioned work, a “Capriccio for 2 Pianos” by
in the competition of Music Academies within Germany,
securing a scholarship from the arts foundation.
1st prizes in the International Franz Schubert Competition
in the Czech Republic and of the “Torneo Internazionale di Musica”,
Rheingau Music Festival, Germany.
Mozart Festival, Wuertzburg, Germany.
Schwetzinger Music Festival, Germany.
Mozart Week, Germany.
Ascoli Picèno Festival, Italy.
Various tours throughout Germany, Austria, France, Czech Republic, Russia,
Norway and Italy.
and TV recordings
Live recordings for the Bayerische Rundfunk (Bavairan Radio) covering the piece “Capriccio
for 2 Pianos” by Mauricio Kagel, Prince Regent Theatre, Munich.
Radio and CD recordings amongst others for SWR, Deutschland Radio Berlin, and