The pianist Alexander Reitenbach studied at the age of 16 at the Musikhochschule in Stuttgart, then, after his soloist exam, from 2008 at the Akademie für musikalische Bildung in Karlsruhe and at the UdK in Berlin in the tradition of Russian piano schools , German, and French with teachers Oleg Maisenberg, Friedemann Rieger and Guenther Reinhold – one of the last students of Cortot and Messiaen.
As soon as he studied, he became interested, in addition to the solo repertoire, in all genres of chamber music and historical keyboard instruments, and performed in the most diverse configurations with soloists from leading orchestras of the Baden-Württemberg.
Tours have taken him to Korea, China (Forbidden City Concert Hall), London (St. Martin-in-the-Fields), the Netherlands (Peter de Grote Festival), Poland, Hungary, Italy (Palermo Classica), etc.
The Bangkok and Havana Philharmonic Orchestras have invited him as soloist for concertos by Rachmaninov (Paganini) and Chopin (F minor).
For several years, he has played piano concertos by Brahms (B flat), Chopin (F minor) and Tchaikovsky (G major) for productions of the Stuttgart Ballet with the Stuttgart National Orchestra, the Beijing and Shanghai symphony orchestras, Seoul and Amsterdam.
Reitenbach has also performed several times in music and literary programs and is open to new and experimental music. Since 2013, Reitenbach has taught at the Musikhochschule in Stuttgart and has given masterclasses in Poland, Germany and Switzerland.
His first recital after the pandemic took place in November 2021 in the Kammermusiksaal of the Berlin Philharmonic.
Since 2013, Reitenbach has taught at the Musikhochschule in Stuttgart and has given masterclasses in Poland, Germany and Switzerland. Its students are regularly rewarded with prizes in national and international competitions.
Co-founder of the Peter Feuchtwanger Society, he uses elements of the legendary pedagogue Feuchtwanger’s technique in his teaching, which promote physiologically natural and effortless piano playing.
As vice-president of the Chopin Institute in Switzerland, Reitenbach has organized the “Young Chopin” Competition and Festival for young pianists under 18 years old since 2018.