Martin Kohlstedt

Martin Kohlstedt lives and works in Weimar. His previous albums TAG, NACHT, STROM and STRÖME and their respective Reworks received international acclaim and brought the composer and pianist on concert tours all over the globe.


Kohlstedt describes his way of working as modular composition with the pieces progressing further and further and not following a prescribed pattern in concert. Improvisation is an integral part of the musician born in 1988 just as his close contact with the audience, the courage to fail and the constant interaction with room, people and context.


Apart from his own pieces Kohlstedt composes scores for motion pictures, plays, podcasts and audio books, manages his own label and tries to reconcile his work with sustainability and environmental consciousness.




“The extremely minimalistic approach, the beauty in the immensely arranges figures and the sometimes mathematically performed single sequences become a maelstrom. His music is time lapse and super slow motion at the same time.”



“Martin Kohlstedt fascinates betwixt and between with experimental sounds out of the known boundaries of classical and pop music.”

MDR Kultur


“Martin Kohlstedt tells movies with his fingers”

Zeit Online

Management:Edition Kohlstedt,
Booking:Golden Ticket, (DE, CH, AT)
Listen Collective, (International)