With their three new CD releases, the two Kreusch brothers, Cornelius Claudio Kreusch and Johannes Tonio Kreusch, bring three literary masterpieces of the 20th century to sound. The two brothers are not only internationally sought-after musicians but also known as festival makers, producers, music managers and entrepreneurs in the scene. Cornelius Claudio Kreusch, celebrated by the Boston Globe as a “pianist, who sounds like no one else.” and his brother Johannes Tonio, whom the Acoustic Guitar magazine calls ‘one of the most creative guitarists of the present’, have completed their music studies at well-known conservatories in Boston, Salzburg and New York, released many CDs, and perform worldwide at major festivals.
The jazz pianist, composer and producer Cornelius Claudio Kreusch, whom the Boston Globe calls „A pianist who sounds like no one else. Endlessly fascinating to hear.“ has released more than 20 albums under his own name and collaborated with artists such as Herbie Hancock, Bobby McFerrin, Salif Keïta, Kenny Garrett, Bobby Watson or Greg Osby.
The Bayerischer Rundfunk once described him with the following words: “This raging music alchemist, this obsessive quick-thinker, this eruptive tone manufacturer robs one of the senses and half the mind: you can only draw your hat and surrender. Kreusch rips all the piano titans of the century, whether they Tatum or Solal, Horowitz, Gould, Kühn, Hancock or Jarrett, into the thought-vortex of his ludicrous virtuosity and with some old standards in mind, undertakes a daring rally of constant metamorphoses, into the tremendous chain reaction of his sparkling, incredibly creative imagination. “(Attila Csampai, Bayerischer Rundfunk, TonArt, HiFi & Records, Music Manual)
Johannes Tonio Kreusch is considered one of the leading guitarists of our time by Classical Magazine. He studied at the Salzburg Mozarteum and at the New York Juilliard School of Music. Since his solo debut at Carnegie Recital Hall in 1996, he has performed concert tours as a soloist and chamber musician in many cities in Europe, the US, the Far East and Latin America. Through his intensive collaboration with composers of our time, numerous new works for the guitar were created. Johannes Tonio Kreusch works regularly with renowned musicians like Giora Feidman. The Carnegie Hall concert debut with the tenor of Metropolitan Opera Anthony Dean Griffey was called a “revelation” by the New York Times. Johannes Tonio Kreusch has produced numerous widely acclaimed and awarded CDs.
In addition to his concert career, Johannes Tonio Kreusch gives seminars and master classes in Germany and abroad. He is the author of numerous guitar pedagogical publications and artistic director of the International Guitar Festivals in Hersbruck and Wertingen. Together with Cornelius Claudio Kreusch he conducts the music festival “Look into the Future” for the city of Burghausen and founded the concert series Ottobrunner Konzerte near Munich in 2008. In 2012 they received the Tassilo Culture Prize of the Süddeutsche Zeitung for his successful work as artistic director of this series.