Joja Wendt.

Perfect acoustic design for the grand piano.

Pianist Joja Wendt.

A virtuoso who straddles various worlds.

Jazz, blues, classical. Carnegie Hall. The Montreux Jazz Festival. When it comes to playing the piano, Joja Wendt is second to none. Proficient in a musical spectrum that includes classical music, the most challenging bebop improvizations, and even pop music. Perfection. A quality that he shares not only with the best piano virtuosos in the world, but also with 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 marked the start of an international career: performances with Fats Domino. Jerry Lee Lewis. Chuck Berry. In 2002, Steinway & Sons honored him with a place among the team of Steinway Artists.

Joja Wendt at his concert piano.

AXOR and Joja Wendt: partners in perfection.

AXOR and Form Follows Perfection. Style and technology in harmony. AXOR’s guiding principle is also an important factor – both in Joja Wendt’s career as a pianist and his private life. He surrounds himself with perfection at home too. In design. In quality.

“Products that I use every day need to meet my demands for perfection. This also includes perfect bathroom furnishings. While high ceilings, stucco and original parquet exude an atmosphere of bygone times, the AXOR products set accents in the bathroom. In timeless, harmonious design. This makes the time I spend in the bathroom just perfect.”

“AXOR perfectly matches my lifestyle.”

“The final hours before a concert follow a precisely coordinated schedule. The muscles need to be relaxed shortly beforehand. To achieve this, pianists like to have a bath or shower. Surrounded by water that is warming and soothing. This is just the kind of relaxation that I need at that moment.”

To furnish his bathroom, Joja Wendt opted for showers and accessories from AXOR Citterio E: elegant cross handles. Precisely shaped surfaces and edges. A combination of classic appeal and modern functionality. Just like the mix of classic and modern seen in Wendt’s music.

Joja Wendt at home in the AXOR bathroom.
Joja Wendt at home.
“Before the concert, everything has to be just right: eating right, no rush, a brief mental preparation to get oneself in the right mood.” © Steve Herud
Elegant rim-mounted bath faucet with handshower.
“When treating myself to a soothing bath after a concert, I love using the timeless, elegant AXOR faucets.” The bath tub is furnished with an AXOR Citterio E four-hole tile-mounted faucet. © Steve Herud
Single lever basin faucet and bathroom accessories from AXOR.
AXOR Universal accessories and AXOR Citterio E lavatory faucet – equally perfect in terms of design, quality and function. Ideal for a perfectionist like Joja Wendt. © Steve Herud
Joja Wendt at home with the AXOR kitchen faucet.
AXOR Citterio Select kitchen faucet. AXOR is also Joja Wendt’s choice when it comes to furnishing his kitchen. © Steve Herud
AXOR Citterio single-hole kitchen faucet at the kitchen sink.
Joja Wendt’s kitchen is equipped with an AXOR Citterio Select kitchen faucet. Outstanding workmanship. Reliable and intuitive. © Steve Herud

Perfection in every detail.

With more than 100 live concerts a year, concert tours, and 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.

The professional musician prepares for every concert and 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.

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