Holger Skepeneit is a a sought after pianist, keyboard player, composer, and musical director. He has studied classical piano since the age of eight, taking up blues and jazz at fourteen, and publishing his first compositions at just 17 years of age. In 1997, he moved from his native Germany to study at the London College of Music. He now holds a Masters degree in jazz piano.
Holger has performed and recorded alongside such artists as Katrina and the Waves, Jacky Cheung, Pete King, Tony Hawks Jeff Clyne, Tina May, Alan Barnes, Taka Boom, The Counterfeit Stones, Kiranpal Sing, John Surman, and many others. Career highlights include being featured as a pianist/composer and arranger on Chinese actor-singer Jacky Cheung’s multi-Platinum selling album Private Corner and performing at the BBC Proms in the Park in front of 45,000 spectators. He is a past winner of the Westminster prize for improvisation.
Alongside his piano and keyboard playing, Holger remains a prolific composer, writing works from piano concertos and string quartets to big band and tunes. Alongside his teaching work for ICMP and Thames Valley University, Holger plays with the Counterfeit Stones and Balkan fusion group, Dark Raki.