A virtuoso who straddles various worlds.
Jazz, blues, classical. Carnegie Hall. The Montreux Jazz Festival. When it comes to playing the piano, pianist Joja Wendt is second to none. Proficient in a musical spectrum that includes classical music, the most challenging bebop improvisations, and even pop music. Perfection. A quality that not only connects him to the best piano virtuosos in the world, but also to AXOR.
The story of how he was discovered is also an amazing one: after studying the piano in New York, he was discovered by none other than rock legend Joe Cocker. Wendt became his opening act. This represented the start of an international career: Performances with Fats Domino. Jerry Lee Lewis. Chuck Berry. In 2002 Steinway & Sons honoured him with a place among the team of Steinway Artists.
Perfection in every detail.
More than 100 live concerts a year, concert tours, TV presentations. Joja Wendt is an all-round genius. He is an entertainer. A composer. A virtuoso. A master of improvisation. Acclaimed for his extremely fast piano playing. The result of decades of practice. Eight to ten hours every day.
Today, the professional musician prepares for every concert, every tour meticulously. A perfectionist in every detail. His great classical inspiration: the pianist Vladimir Horowitz. Joja Wendt has now joined him and other greats, such as Gershwin or Lang Lang, as a member of the prestigious family of Steinway Artists.