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...and this is a short version of my life. Ready?
Alright, let's go!

Starting to play the piano at the age of four was the beginning of a long, continuing journey of discovering other instruments, different styles and new musical genres. Early on I started writing original music, composing and arranging music for all kinds of ensembles from string quartets to big bands and orchestras. After finishing school I studied Jazz Piano at the
 HfMT in Cologne.

Then the crazy stuff started happening...

In 2017 at the age of 19, I gained international media recognition by getting to play the song "Everglow" on stage with Chris Martin at a Coldplay concert at the Olympic Stadium in Munich, Germany in front of 70.000 people after holding up a sign.
The video became a viral hit with over 55 million views on the band’s facebook page and over 40 million more on other platforms and it turned me into a national and international social media phenomenon over night.

At 26 I'm now a full-time recording artist, songwriter, arranger, studio and live-musician (vocals, keys, guitar), producer and musical director for various bands, while I also play shows all over Germany. In 2019 I toured as a support act for Max Giesinger on his „Die Reise“ Tour and got to play the Max-Morlock-Stadium in Nuremberg as a star guest at the Adventssingen.
In the summer of 2021 I got to play support for  SASHA and played my first ever own headline show on September 1st 2021 in Nuremberg. A concert film of that show will be released in 2023 on YouTube.
In 2022 I got to play with Charlie Puth at his show in Berlin. The videos of the performance went viral on TikTok and quickly reached close to 10 million views.

My music is mainly influenced by artists like Sting, The 1975,
Coldplay, Justin Timberlake  and Charlie Puth.
Critics and the media describe my voice as "an interesting mix between Michael Bublé,
Ed Sheeran, Chris Martin and Sting"
, which I always feel very honored by since all of them are on the list of my biggest musical heroes.

My latest EP "Afterlight" is my first entirely self-produced record.
I came up with the EP name because I've always been fascinated with the light and colors that appear after the sun has set below the horizon, while the sky is still glowing and I called that moment "AFTERLIGHT ".
New music is on the way,
 just be patient, it's gonna be worth it...  😏
If you want to support me in the making of my new album, visit our SHOP!
All proceeds will directly go to me and help me realize new projects/concerts/videos/music 💜

Ferdi x