Alexander von Heißen

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Alexander von Heißen (born in 1995) is a young harpsichordist from Germany who started playing the harpsichord at the age of 13 and had his first lessons with Diez Eichler at Dr. Hoch's Konservarorium in Frankfurt. Since 2014 he is studying harpsichord with Eva Maria Pollerus at Frankfurt University of Music and Performing Arts. He took part in master classes with Pierre Hantai, Skip Sempé, Christophe Rousset and Jesper Christensen. Additionally he was having lessons in pianoforte with Jesper Christensen and Jazz piano with Christoph Spendel.
He was awarded with the first prize at the XXIII. International Bach Competition in Leipzig and with a second prize at the international harpsichord competition „Musica Antiqua“ in Bruges. With the Ensemble 4 Times Baroque he received the Echo follow-up award Opus Klassik in 2018 as young artist of the year. He has released numerous CDs both as a soloist and as an ensemble member, including on the Deutsche Harmonia Mundi (Sony Classical) label.