Tobias Fandel is a German composer and pianist born in 1986.
He first studied music and mathematics in Frankfurt am Main where he graduated in 2012 with the state teaching license for academic high schools. He then continued with artistic studies in contemporary composition with Isabel Mundry in Zurich and piano with Markus Bellheim in Munich. He finished his composition studies in 2015 with master’s degree and participated in the same year, as a composer, in the one-term project Transcultural Collaboration in Hong Kong. Currently he is finishing his piano studies with Tuija Hakkila and Ilmo Ranta in Helsinki. Tobias Fandel attended masterclasses with Wolfgang Rihm, Hans Zender, Brian Ferneyhough, Claus-Steffen Mahnkopf, Beat Furrer, Siegfried Mauser, Ian Pace, Nicolas Hodges, Marino Formenti, Pavel Gililov and Rebecca Saunders. Since 2014 he has been supported with the Deutschlandstipendium (scholarship by the German government). In 2013 and 2015, he received two scholarships from the Ernst von Siemens Stiftung to participate in masterclasses at Wilhelm Kempff’s house in Positano, Italy, and he was granted three scholarships to transdisciplinary art projects in Beijing (Common Stage 2013) and Hong Kong (Common Stage 2014, Transcultural Collaboration 2015). His compositions have been played in France, Switzerland, Germany and Hong Kong. He has also performed in Italy, Finland and China.