Pathik received his first piano lessons at the age of six. With fifteen years he was accepted as a private student by. Prof. Eliza Hansen in Hamburg, who had studied with Edwin Fischer and Artur Schnabel. Aged sixteen he entered her master class at the Music Academy. Some years later he changed to the master class of Brazilian Pianist Prof. Yara Bernette, who had studied with Claudio Arrau.
1973 first performance as soloist with Mozart's piano concerto KV 459 at „Podium der Jungen“ ('The Young Ones’ Stage‘) of NDR broadcast in Hamburg.
1971 - 1978 performances of New Music with the 'Varius-Ensemble‘ in Germany, in The Netherlands, and England - 1977 / 78 Jazzrock: „Alle Türen offen“ (‚All Doors Open’) with lyrics by Peter-Paul Zahl - 1980 soloist at first performance of Claus Bantzer’s 'Missa popularis‘ at the NDR-Jazzworkshop.
In 1980 he met the Indian mystic and master Osho; the new name Pathik meaning ‚Inner Journey’.
This journey took him - after an 8-year pause of practising, while discovering the joy of composing, performing and recording with his Berlin Band ‚Inside Out’ - back to the classical piano. Since then he walks his individual path, mostly beyond the mainstream.
Since 1996 chamber music with the 'Blütenring Ensemble‘ in Munich: duo, trio, quartet and quintet. He plays recitals when a program is ready to be presented, in and around Munich, in Hamburg, at Elmau castle, in Berlin, Hannover, Leipzig, South Korea - there he played in 2006 as soloist with the Korean Symphony Orchestra in Daejeong and a recital in Seoul. In 2011 he performed Bach's D minor piano concert with the Korean Chamber Orchestra at Seoul Arts Center. In September 2019 he was invited there again by Prof. Min Kim, the Music Director of KCO, and together with musicians from the orchestra he played piano quintets by Dohnányi and Brahms.
September 2019: With the KCO String Quartet at Seoul Arts Center Photo © Sihoon Kim
The Blütenring Ensemble:
Cornelia Schmitt (viola), Martina Steenken (cello)
Nikolaus Blum (violin)
Inside Out 1988
Pathik with singer Shubhaa