Thursday, September 30, 2010

BERNWARD KOCH - Gentle touch

Bernward Koch (* January 23, 1957 in Siegen) is a German composer, pianist and keyboardist. Additionally he plays percussion, bass and guitar. His music mainly unfolds a soothing and calming style, mostly with a clearly recognizable melody from the piano, enriched with keyboards, flute, guitar, percussion. The first release was the album FLOWING in 1989 and were right from start successful especially in the USA (and Asia), achieved top positions on Billboard New Age Chart. His tracks contributed on several US-Aids-benefit compilations among others together with Sting, Bonnie Riatt, Al Jarreau, Ottmar Liebert, Dave Grusin, Dave Stewart. The Bernward Koch album MONTAGNOLA was recorded only on a grand piano and is dedicated to the German writer Hermann Hesse. The current Bernward Koch album is called GENTLE SPIRIT.

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