Richard und Valentin Humburger - Piano


The 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.

Competition prizes and grants

2005: International Music Competition of the ARD. They won


R. und V. Humburger

a special prize for the best interpretation of the commissioned work, a “Capriccio for 2 Pianos” by Mauricio Kagel.

1st prize 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”, Italy.


Music festivals

Rheingau Music Festival, Germany.
Mozart Festival, Wuertzburg, Germany.
Schwetzinger Music Festival, Germany.

Mannheim Mozart Week, Germany.
Ascoli Picèno Festival, Italy.

Concert tours

Various tours throughout Germany, Austria, France, Czech Republic, Russia, Norway and Italy.

Radio 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 Bayerische Rundfunk.