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German Pianist& Musician Markus Kreul

By: Azad Karimi

Becoming a professional musician is a steady process (this process is still going on, I am working to get better every day). During my studies at the music conservatory, my first concerts were coming up, after success at international piano competitions my career was building up slowly, step by step.

 

Interview

German Pianist& Musician Markus Kreul

By Azad Karimi

 

Life is a short act now, take risks, spread love!

The last sentence of my cultured friend Markus is simple, very important, and key because enlightenment shows the way to man, but the question is, why is it dangerous to spread the love is risky?

Is it loving a chemical material in a spray can? Does its release cause respiratory problems?

Markus is a shrewd and wise man and chooses words carefully, he knows that there are many problems in the development of love ... He knows that as long as there are warlike and domineering thoughts in the world, human beings and human societies face communication problems.

 

It is interesting that people who call themselves politicians (I am necessarily talking about Middle Eastern countries) laugh at the words of Markus and me and others like us. They consider themselves wiser than us and argue: the world is an arena of competition and we must run our countries so that our people do not go hungry and others do not attack our country! You can't stand with humanistic and sentimentalist thoughts ...

 

The interesting thing is that they laugh at humanism, but to justify their political expansionism, they resort to the concept of protecting human beings ... and the only thing that does not really matter to them is human rights and human lives.

 

However, the world has entered a new phase, and Markus is right when he says take risks, spread love! because there are many obstacles in this way, and the biggest obstacle is the abuse of power by people who use the war, espionage, cyber and biological weapons, rent-seeking, mafia, and terrorism obstacles against the development of love and the creation of a free world... They have targeted democracy, humanism, and libertarianism in order to prepare the way for domination on the world by weakening and destroying these concepts and turn humanity's freedom into biological slavery.

 

I am proud to say that Markus and I and our like-minded people continue to spread love to save the free world from the danger of this kind of inhuman and dangerous thinking and everyone who believes in love, freedom, and democracy agrees with us ...

I wish my dear friend Markus success and happiness.

 

Thank you!

Vestland-Norway

 

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1- Please present yourself: (Name, education, Civil status and...)

. My name is Markus Kreul, I am a Pianist.

I prefer to say: I’m a Musician! And my activities and achievements are summarized as follows:

-Studies at music academies in Cologne and Munich.

-Concerts in Europe, USA, Canada.

-Honorary Member of the German-Italian Institute.

-Lecturer in international workshops and masterclasses.

-Artistic Director of the European Music Workshop Altomünster.

-Juror at national and international competitions.

-Piano lecturer at Masterclasses for Musicians in Iraq.

-Numerous CD publications.

-Teaches at the Leopold Mozart Zentrum of the University Augsburg. 

-Board member of the Schumann Forum.

-Music publisher.

 

2-What is your artistic specialize?

.As a musician, I balance between my personal access to a composition and what I read as a pianist in a score. In a steady process, I bring music near, translate it, show its timelessness. Music is an eternal fascination. Passing it on brings me fulfillment.

 

3- When and how did you become interested in this field of art?

. When I was one year old my uncle passed away. His wife, my aunt, left his room with his piano untouched for years. Every time I visited her as a child she opened the door a little bit and I had a glance at the piano - it was magic, a great fascination.

 

4- Who was your motivator?

. There was a resonance within me. The music itself motivates me.

 

5- What was your parent’s reaction?

. My parents loved to see me being happy with music but they were scared when after some years the performances went to a professional level that a kind of self-made pressure would stress me too much.

 

6- When started you such as professional musician and Pianist?

.Becoming a professional musician is a steady process (this process is still going on, I am working to get better every day). During my studies at the music conservatory, my first concerts were coming up, after success at international piano competitions my career was building up slowly, step by step.

 

7- Are you thankful and happy because of your activities as musician?

.I am thankful in general, for everything that appears in my life. I find happiness and fulfillment in music.

 

8- What is music culture? What is music logic?

.There are few things that have such a big impact on our lives as musicians. In films, a fast beat gets our pulse racing. In a pub, background music creates a casual, relaxed atmosphere in which it is easy for us to pour our heart out to a friend. When doing sports, we let ourselves be driven by our favorite pieces through headphones. With the right songs, a long drive becomes a short one. And when children wake up from a nightmare at night, a lullaby often helps. For some time now, doctors, therapists, and educators have also been using the power of music: Music can alleviate pain - music can sometimes even heal, evoke memories, give us identity, overcome psychological barriers, make us strong in order to live our own inner truth. Music affects all levels of the brain, it has direct access to emotions and is deeply anchored in human history. Our primary musical instrument is the human body: the voice that sings and the hands and feet that clap or stomp a rhythm. WE ARE MUSICAL BEINGS, WE ARE MUSICAL CULTURE.

 

9- Why does some melody become immortal?

.All music is dead unless you play it.

 

10- How you see the Music, art and culture in your perspective?

.I mean your prediction for the future of music! The history of public concerts is a young one. Now after the Corona crisis, we are hungry for live music, hungry to feel the real intensity. This is now the chance to care more about content and truth instead of glamour and snobbery. Listen to musicians around you, go local!

 

11- Can you become one part of the cultural movement for motivation in youth or new generation in your country and so than?

. For 15 years I am working with young highly gifted musicians in my festival EUMWA (www.eumwa.de). Participants from all over Europe come together in the beautiful Bavarian village Altomünster and study and perform together with internationally acclaimed musicians. Additionally, I am a lecturer at the Leopold-Mozart-Zentrum in Augsburg. As the leader of the class for art-song interpretation, I have contact with young singers and pianists from all over the world.

 

12- How can you help our world become a better place to live?

.The world is already a great place - just open your eyes, your heart, your mind.

 

13- Have you more word to say or suggest for our readers?

.Life is a short act now, take risks, spread love!

 

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