Communicate with music

For me music is – above all – a language: an authentic language that reaches everyone all over the world and invites a dialogue between different cultures and nationalities, between musicians and their audiences, between the artists themselves, as well as between feelings and intellect and even between the past and the future.

The internet seems to be the perfect communication-medium to support this dialogue. In this sense my homepage wishes to be a platform for the exchange and the dialogue between you and me, dear visitor!

„The implementation of men happens through dialogue: The ability to speak and to listen, to answer, but also to allow the words (or musical notes!) to touch oneself. In other words, dialogue is willingness to cooperate.“
(August Heinrich Henckel von Donnersmarck)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Also having the background of the current refugee situation in mind, this quote could not be more current. Let music be an example!



October 9th, 5:00 p.m.(!)

Meisterkonzerte im Kulturhaus Oberwesel

Rathausstraße 23, 55432 Oberwesel

J.S.Bach: Suite for cello solo Nr.4, BWV 1010

Paul Hindemith: Sonata for cello solo Op.25/2

Johannes Brahms: Sonata for cello & piano Nr.2 F-major Op.99

(with Dmitry Ablogin, piano)


August 21.-28. 2016




21.-31. July 2016


On march 26th the great US-american jazz-musician and composer David Baker died.

I will be missing a wonderful friend, an exceptionally gifted musician and composer and a personal example of abject modesty.

Last september I visited David at his house in Bloomington and played his suite for cello & jazztrio on an Indiana Tour with his former assistant Monika Herzig, piano. After our IU - concert David said to me this wonderful compliment that I'll never forget: "Manuel, you've got the Bebop-scales in your pocket!"

Here is the video of our Indianapolis concert:

Indiana-Tour 2015 "Bach meets Baker" 
Concert at Central Library Indianapolis, USA

"Bach meets Baker" Indiana-Tour 2015







amici dell'arte

In 2014 I became artistic director of the concert-series “amici dell’arte” in Wiesbaden/Germany. For further information:

Sankt Goar International Music Festival & Academy

It is a great pleasure for me to announce my patronage for the Sankt Goar International Music Festival & Academy