Born in Hamburg, Germany, award-winning concert pianist Immanuel Voigt was awarded a scholarship in 2013 for two years of postgraduate studies at the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama, which he completed with a Master of Arts degree in Piano Performance in 2015.
He has appeared as soloist and chamber musician in venues across the UK and abroad, most recently in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; London’s St. Martin in the Fields; Haddo House, Scotland; Erin Arts Centre on the Isle of Man; Cardiff’s Wales Millennium Centre; in the Dora Stoutzker Hall, in the Penarth Pavilion and in the Swansea and Cardiff Mansion House.
As one of three ensembles he reached the Grand Final of the St. Martin in the Fields Chamber Music Competition in March 2016 with his piano trio, the Veiga Trio, after having succeeded in the first two rounds of this highly competitive annual competition. Their performance of Schumann, Rachmaninoff and Arensky was received with standing ovation.
He was a finalist of the 2015 Chopin Competition held at the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama and was a finalist and prize winner at the 2014 EPTA piano competition in Manchester. Other prizes include the 1st Prize at the Beethoven Sonata Competition of the Scotland Music Festival 2013 and the 1st Prize at the Ogston Music Prize in 2012.
Immanuel has worked in masterclasses with internationally renowned artists including Freddy Kempf, Nicolai Demidenko, Martin Roscoe, Steven Osborne, Nelson Gorner, Christian Ihle Hadland, Mikhail Kazakevich, Leslie Howard, Tamara Stefanovich, Louis Schwizgebel, Llyr Williams, Benjamin Frith and Peter Hill. An experienced solo pianist, he also regularly performs with the Veiga Piano Trio with whom he reached the semi-finals of the St Martin in the Fields Chamber Music Competition in spring 2016, and also plays in orchestral settings and accompanies singers and instrumentalists.
Alongside his performing career he is a passionate and sought-after piano teacher and acts as Director of his own music school International Music School Cardiff, which he founded in 2015 together with his wife, Daphne. In 2015 they won the Bright Ideas Den Business Award for the most outstanding graduate start-up in South Wales, and in 2016 they were finalists at the Regional Awards Cardiff in both the Innovation Award and Small Business category.