Jacob Leuschner, born in 1974, studied in Freiburg and Lübeck. His most important teachers were Helmut Barth, Michel Béroff, Konrad Elser and Leonard Hokanson. Since 1989, he performs as a soloist and chamber musician in many European countries, Japan, China and the United States, and is a frequent guest at numerous international festivals. He has repeatedly been a participant of the promotion project “Bundesauswahl Konzerte Junger Künstler” of the German music Council. Numerous awards at international piano competitions attest to his artistic position: Viotti (Vercelli), Beethoven (Vienna), Schubert (Dortmund), Mozart (Salzburg), Leeds, Rina Sala Gallo (Monza), Deutscher Musikwettbewerb, Deutscher Hochschulwettbewerb – to mention only the most important. He was furthermore awarded the Possehl Prize, the Kai-Uwe-von-Hassel Prize and the Wiesbadener Mozartpreis.
Jacob Leuschner taught at the Musikhochschule Lübeck and held a visiting professorship at the Hochschule für Musik FRANZ LISZT. In 2008, he was called as a professor at the Musikhochschule in Cologne. He gives regular master classes in many European countries, Japan, China and Korea. Among his students are prize-winners of international competitions. His repertoire ranges from the Virginalists into the present with a focus on the masters of the Viennese classical period. Several times, he has performed concert cycles including all piano sonatas by Mozart, Beethoven and Schubert. In addition, he is active as an editor and has dealt intensively with historic keyboard instruments. Today, Jacob Leuschner is considered one of the most distinguished and versatile German pianists of his generation.