Tainton is the son of the pianist and conductor Justus Frantz and the pianist Carol Tainton. At the age of eleven he began his studies with Karl-Heinz Kämmerling at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Hanover and later followed Kämmerling to the Mozarteum in Salzburg .
He is a regular guest at international festivals such as B. the Ruhr Piano Festival , the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Festival, the Rheingau Music Festival , the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival , the Ravinia Festival Chicago and the Salzburg Festival .
Christopher Tainton gives concerts with leading orchestras, including the NDR Symphony Orchestra , the Hamburg Philharmonic under Gerd Albrecht and Richard Hickox , the Philharmonic of Nations under Justus Frantz, the Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra under Saulius Sondeckis , the Georgian Chamber Orchestra under Liane Issakadse , the London Philharmonic Orchestra , the Orchester de Paris and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra under Christoph Eschenbach , with whom he has always worked closely.
Tainton is also dedicated to contemporary music and worked with one of the most important contemporary composers, Hans Werner Henze . He played u. a. the world premiere of his Sonatina 1947 in 2003 at the Salzburg Festival; This was followed by the first CD recordings of the Chamber Concerto , the Concertino and the 1st Piano Concerto together with the NDR Symphony Orchestra under Peter Ruzicka (WERGO).
In addition to his solo work, Christopher Tainton is also a sought-after chamber musician. a. in a duo with cellist Daniel Müller-Schott . He also gave concerts with him and the violinist Baiba Skride at the Salzburg Festival.
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||German pianist|
|DATE OF BIRTH||1975|