• Born 1961
German pianist Michael Endres is a native of Sonthofen in the Bavarian Alps. He studied piano with Klaus Schilde, Karl-Hermann Mrongovius, Jacob Lateiner, and Peter Feuchtwanger, and holds a master's degree from the Juilliard School of Music. Endres taught piano at Cologne University of Music from 1993 to 2004, and later at the University of Music "Hans Eisler," Berlin, the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand, and the Barratt Due Institute of Music in Oslo, Norway. Endres possesses a wide repertoire, but his concentration on Classical and early Romantic piano music has resulted in recordings of Schubert (including the complete piano sonatas for Capriccio Records), Mendelssohn, Schumann, Mozart, and Weber, though he has ventured into recording the works of Gershwin, Ravel, and Bax for Oehms Classics.