Jakob Fichert is a very sought after performer playing solo and chamber music recitals in the UK, Germany, Italy, Hungary, Lithuania and other European countries. Jakob has performed in venues such as the Queen Elizabeth Hall, the Purcell Room, the Wigmore Hall, the Cadogan Hall, the Fairfield Hall in Croydon, the Colston Hall in Bristol and the Recital Hall of the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam. Some of his concerts have been live broadcast by various radio stations. He has recorded for Toccata Classics and for Naxos labels.
He studied at the Musikhochschule Karlsruhe with Wolfgang Manz, graduating with Distinction before undertaking a postgraduate course at the Royal College of Music (RCM), studying with Yonty Solomon. He obtained a Masters Degree in Chamber Music and stayed on as a Junior Fellow at the RCM until 2003.
Jakob has been collaborating with numerous singers and instrumentalists such as Janet Hilton, Helen-Jane Howells, Tamsin Waley-Cohen, Diana Galvydyte, Vicky Yannoula, Oliver Coates and the Manus Ensemble. Furthermore he has been involved in various projects giving lecture recitals on the subject of piano and chamber works by Max Reger and initiating contemporary music recitals, combining established 20th century composers with newly commissioned works for solo piano and chamber ensembles.
Jakob has won numerous prizes at international competitions both as a soloist and chamber musician. These include the Valentino Bucchi International Piano Competition for 20th century music in Rome, the Liza Fuchsowa Memorial Prize at the Royal-Over-Seas-League – best chamber music pianist, and the International Taneev Chamber Music Competition in Kaluga and Moscow.
A keen pedagogue Jakob has given numerous master classes in high profile independent and music specialist schools. He also works as an examiner for the Associated Board of Royal Schools of Music and has been appointed lecturer for piano accompaniment at Leeds College of Music in spring 2011.