Evelyn Anna Maria Wentz
Evelyn Wentz was born in 1954 in Mainz, and she comes from a family of musicians. She received her first piano training at the age of five from her father. She has won prizes in various youth music competitions.
After finishing school, she studied at the School of Music and Performing Arts in Frankfurt - first music education, then piano with Prof. Erich Flinsch and Prof. Jutta Drefahl, and singing with Prof. Ernst-Gerold Schramm.
After music school, she worked freelance for a while before she started teaching at the School of Music and Performing Arts in 1986.
Since 2002, she has been teaching part-time at Dr Hoch's Conservatory in Frankfurt am Main, since 2011 she has been teaching full-time.
As well as teaching, Evelyn Wentz performs concerts as a soloist and in various chamber music groups.
She gives lectures on musicology and music history (Opelvillen Rüsselsheim; Dr. Hoch’s Conservatory, Frankfurt City History Institute), plans series of concerts (particularly from a teaching perspective) and organises workshops (Prima-Vista; School of Music and Performing Arts).
She is a jury member on various prize boards.
Since 2004, Evelyn Wentz has been representative of the teachers and a member of the board at the Frankfurt School of Music and Performing Arts. Her teaching focuses on building a solid, wide-ranging basic catalogue and hand-training: depending on level of training, the technical work is based on standard works, such as A. Cortot, A. Höhn, J. Brahms. Authenticity in play and expression is the highest musical aim, and the interplay of feeling and technique is highly important. Regular monthly recitals are prepared and organised - with the necessary feedback - to give students personal musical experience and to check technical and musical progress.
Teaching is seen to be a process, which allows for a combination of success and failure to achieve development.