Nils Frahm, born on September 20th 1982, had an early introduction to music. During his childhood he was taught to play piano by Nahum Brodski a student of the last scholar of Tschaikowski. It was through this that Nils began to immerse himself in the styles of the classical pianists before him as well as contemporary composers.
Today Nils Frahm works as an accomplished composer and producer from his Berlin-based Durton Studio, where he has worked and collaborated with many contemporaries such as Peter Broderick, Ólafur Arnalds, Anne Müller, Deaf Center, Efterklang and Dustin OHalloran amongst other fellow musicians. His unconventional approach to an age-old instrument, played contemplatively and intimately, has won him many fans around the world.
For a musician this early in his career, Frahm displays an incredibly developed sense of control and restraint in his work, catching the ear of many fans including Thom Yorke, who featured one of Nils songs in Radioheads HQ office chart. As the recognition continues to grow for his previous solo piano works 'Wintermusik' (2009) and The Bells (2009), October 10th 2011 saw the release of his most acclaimed album to date: 'Felt'.
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"A remarkable tumble through the sounds and shapes of his imagination"
(9/10) Drowned In Sound
"Nils Frahm is poised to become something of a sensation"
The Economist's Intelligent Life
"If theres any justice The Bells, along with his recently released Wintermusik set, will expose Frahm to a wider audience, a demographic with a seemingly insatiable appetite for more prime neo-classicism"