Caspar Frantz


Caspar Frantz, a native of Kiel, studied with Prof. Matthias Kirschnereit at the Rostock University of Music and completed his post-graduate studies with Professor Eberhard Feltz at the Hanns Eisler University, Berlin. He further received great support due to the intense artistic collaboration with Renate Kretschmar-Fischer as well as Ferenc Rados, Andras Schiff, Elisabeth Leonskaja and György Kurtag. Since his debut at the Rheingau Music Festival Caspar Frantz has played in Germany and abroad, in major Festivals such as Ravinia, Septembre Musical Montreux, Festival de Pollenca, Beethoven Festival Bonn, IMS Prussia Cove and Festival Schwetzingen. He has appeared with orchestras such as the Polish Chamber Philharmonic,the MDR Orchestra Leipzig, the Neue Philharmonie Westfalen, the Iasi Moldova Philharmonic and the Ensemble Kaleidoskop.

Caspar Frantz is an ardent chamber music player. With cellist Julian Arp he has formed a duo for more than a decade (the duo is 1.Prize Winner of the Mendelssohn Competition, the Premio Vittorio Gui, Firenze, and winner of the German Music Competition), and Chloe Hanslip, Rainer Kussmaul, Sabine Meyer and Bryn Terfel are among his chamber music partners. Since 2006, Caspar Frantz has played all Beethoven piano sonatas in a series of concerts at Castle Melschede, Westfalia.The music label ARS production has released three highly acclaimed recordings: most recently a CD with early and late works by R.Schumann,further J.S Bach’s ‘French Suites’ as well as a recording of J.Haydn’s Keyboard Concertos together with Ensemble Kaleidoskop.
In 2016 Caspar Frantz was appointed to the faculty of the HMT “Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy”, Leipzig.