Kai Adomeit

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Kai Adomeit (* 1968 in Mannheim ) is a German pianist .


Kai Adomeit comes from a family of musicians in Mannheim: his father was the university professor and solo cellist at the Mannheim National Theater Hans Adomeit.

Adomeit received his first piano lessons at the age of eight and was awarded the City of Mannheim's Mozart Prize in 1977. He studied with Paul Dan , Gerhard Oppitz , Michael Ponti , Conrad Hansen and György Cziffra . In 1993 he played a complete recording of Rachmaninoff's piano concertos , with the Choc du Monde . The Frankfurter Rundschau called him an “insider tip among German pianists”. Works by Dvořák , Liszt , Schumann and other composers followed.

In the 1990s he worked increasingly with chamber music a. a. with the violinist Wanda Wilkomirska , his father, the cellist Hans Adomeit and the London Piano Group. After 2000 he was again more frequently active as a soloist and performed a. a. with the Münchner Rundfunkorchester, the Radiosinfonieorchester Ljubljana, the Bohuslav-Martinu-Philharmonie Zlin, the Berliner Symphoniker and the Philharmonisches Staatsorchester Braunschweig . He is a permanent orchestral pianist of the German State Philharmonic Rhineland-Palatinate .

For a long time, a focus was on working as a film musician. In addition to some Hollywood productions, the soundtracks to Der Schatz (music: Max Deutsch), Das neue Babylon (music: Dmitrij Schostakowitsch) and Die Päpessin (music: Marcel Barsotti) should be mentioned here. Since 2011 he has regularly performed Gottfried Huppertz's original music for Fritz Lang's historical Nibelungen silent film live in the original piano version  .


  • Sergej Rachmaninoff - Piano Concertos 1 + 3 , Bayer Records (BR 100 193)
  • Sergej Rachmaninoff - Piano Concertos 2 + 4 , Bayer Records (BR 100 194)
  • Music at the Kurmainzer Hof. Johann Franz Xaver Sterkel (1750–1817) Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 2 in D major op.26,1 and Sinfonia in D Bayer Records (BR 100 226)
  • Antonin Dvorak. Piano works. , DS (DS 1034)


  • 1977: Mozart Prize of the City of Mannheim
  • Choc du Monde for recording all of the Rachmaninoff piano concertos
  • Disc of the Year from Japanese music magazine Nova.

Web links


  1. a b Vita Kai Adomeit (English) ( Memento from August 11, 2007 in the Internet Archive ). Retrieved February 20, 2014.
  2. ^ Richard Wagner Verband: Concert with the Trio Pisano , www.kulturkurier.de (February 8, 2007)
  3. a b c piano recital Friday, September 26, 2003, 8 p.m. ( Memento from August 11, 2007 in the Internet Archive ). www.kulturverein-gruenstadt.de, accessed on February 20, 2014.