recorded by Benedikt Schröder
Aurelius Braun (b. 1995 in Munich) began his musical career at the age of six by playing the cello, doing so until he was seventeen. Between the years 2004-2009 he performed as a soloist in the children’s choir of the Bavarian State Opera and shared the stage with, among others, Michael Volle in Alban Bergs Wozzeck and Jules Massenets Werther.
He started playing the piano at the age of nine. In 2011 he enrolled as a protégé student at the Munich University of Music, under Margarita Hoehenrieder. After graduating from Highschool in 2013, he moved on to working with Prof. Klaus Hellwig at the University of the Arts in Berlin.
Furthermore, Aurelius is a prize winner of the 24th International Johannes Brahms Competition in Austria, and and has won numerous awards at „Jugend Musiziert”.
As a pianist Aurelius has given solo and chamber music performances in Hamburg (Laeiszhalle, Thalia Theater), Munich (Philharmonie, Residenz, Carl-Orff-Saal in the Gasteig), Berlin (Piano Salon Christophori), Warsaw (Filharmonia) and Kyoto (Alti Hall). He performed Beethoven’s 2nd Piano Concerto in Gasteig (Munich) and last year he had concert engagements in Switzerland, Austria, Poland, Germany, Italy and Japan.
Moreover his recitals have been recorded and broadcast by the Bavarian Radio. He is a scholarship recipient of the Hindemith Foundation Berlin and the Ad Infinitum Foundation. In masterclasses and at festivals like the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival and the Turku Music Festival he gained new musical insights and inspiration by Emanuel Ax, Martin Hughes, Bernd Goetzke, Andrzej Jasiński, Antti Sirrala, Hélène Grimaud and Yefim Bronfman.