Tim Allhoff has been one of the most important pianists on the German scene for many years. In the course of his career, he has been awarded the ECHO Jazz and the “Neuer Deutscher Jazzpreis” [New German Jazz Prize], among others. Allhoff has released eight albums under his own name, worked as an arranger for many renowned artists and composed music from string quartet to symphony orchestra. Allhoff played/arranged/worked with/for Larry Grenadier, Nils Wülker, Jeff Ballard, Robbie Williams, Fatma Said, Jules Buckley, Vision String Quartet, Konzerthausorchester Berlin, Filmorchester Babelsberg…
His latest album “MORLA” was released in May 2022 by Neue Meister Musik / EDEL Records. Here Allhoff shows curiosity, self-confidence and a stylistic diversity that maps his various musical influences. The magazine JAZZTHING dubbed him the “Piano Shooting Star of the Republic” and the German SÜDDEUTSCHE-Newspaper congratulates him, at the latest with this release, on his “ascent into the royal class of solo pianists”.
Tim Allhoff (born 1980) is a German pianist, composer and arranger. He learned to play the piano autodidactically from an early age and later completed a jazz pianist degree at the Richard Strauss Conservatory. He released eight albums as a leader, arranged for many renowned artists and composed music from string quartet to symphony orchestra.
2006 2nd place at the Munich Gasteig Competition
2009 Album “Prelude” (awarded with the ECHO)
2010 New German Jazz Award
2012 Album “Hassliebe” (awarded with the ECHO)
2013 Awarded the Bavarian Arts Promotion Prize
2014 Album “Kid Icarus”
2015 Album “Lovebox Sessions”
2017 Album “There Will Be Light”
2019 Nomination for the German Music Authors Award
2019 Album “Lepus”
2020 Album “Sixteen Pieces for Piano”
2022 Album “Morla”
Tim Allhoff has played/arranged/worked with/for Larry Grenadier, Jeff Ballard, Robbie Williams, Fatma Said, Jules Buckley, Vision String Quartet, Nils Wülker, Konzerthausorchester Berlin, Filmorchester Babelsberg, Philharmonie München…
The Donaukurier on the concert series in Neuburg’s Birdland with Craig Taborn, Jacky Terrasson, Emmett Cohen, and many more: “They all belong to the world elite. And now Tim Allhoff, who is well on his way there. Like all the others, he gives his musical calling card in his very own way and, as in all the other cases, the audience is enraptured. – No wonder with a musician who captivates you for two hours like that.”
“Storyteller on the grand piano with charm, warmth of heart and in musical terms with an enormous stylistic background.” – Donaukurier
“Flying high without ever crashing” Jazzthing Magazine
“between freestyle arrangements, jazz interludes and classical moments. (…) An album to be enjoyed at ease!” inMusic
“Here a barely hearable delay in the flow of the tones, there a surprising interjection from the improvisational feeling of the moment – and one is already embraced by a beguiling euphony, which, however, nowhere crosses the line into sentimentality.” Neuburger Rundschau
“The champions league of solo pianists” Süddeutsche Zeitung
“Intelligent music for the masses” Die Zeit
“With his eight album MORLA, Tim Allhoff presents a musical milestone that once again proves his proficiency as a composer and a pianist.” Jazzthing Magazine
“…that human mankind wages war at all, seems absurd when listening to Tim Allhoff’s piano playing.” Welt am Sonntag
“Piano Shooting Star of the German Republic” Jazzthing Magazine
“A piano virtuoso who combines the best of the distant worlds in ten fingers.” Augsburger Allgemeine
“(…) the champions league of solo pianists” Augsburger Allgemeine
“Allhoff touches through his music and awakens emotions between classical and jazz” SCHALL
His latest album “MORLA“ was recorded at the Emil-Berliner-Studios in Berlin and has been released in May 2022 on Neue Meister Music / EDEL Records. With his eighth album, ECHO award winner Tim Allhoff shows curiosity, self-confidence and a stylistic diversity that reflects his various musical influences. For many years he has been one of the most important pianists on the German scene. The magazine JAZZTHING calls him the “Piano Shooting Star of the Republic” and the SÜDDEUTSCHE congratulates him, at the latest with this release, on his “ascent into the royal class of solo pianists”.
Now, as part of “MORLA”, Allhoff takes the opportunity to reflect on the origins and trajectory of his artistic endeavors as a pianist and composer; the resulting collection of compositions evokes a variety of contrasting moods, reminiscent of flipping through a photo album – an album of his work to date and a melting pot of the musical genres Allhoff incorporates. “I grew up listening to a lot of classical music and later graduated from the conservatory in Munich as a jazz pianist. However, I have always been interested in very different styles of music – Bach’s English Suites could appear in my playlist, followed by Radiohead, the Beatles and Miles Davis” Tim Allhoff explains with a smile.