Michael Wollny gives a workshop at Akbank Art
is a musical adventurer that always seeks out new sounds and sends his audience on exciting journeys of sonic discovery. The critical response to his music has been appropriately enthusiastic. In 2009 he won both the jury and the audience prizes of the prestigious inaugural BMW Jazz Award in Munich with his trio [em]. Industry critics have also been raving about his music for years, whether solo or performing with other musicians. The French publication Jazz Magazine described Wollny as, “the spearhead of a new generation of European jazz musicians,” while Fono Forum has noted his “magical sounds.” Jazzthing magazine, meanwhile, said he had “piano music which has probably never been heard before in this form.” The event is free.