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Lovely to see you here!

With my various projects, I have been on tour across 21 countries around the world. I play well-known pieces and rearrange them in startling and sometimes also shocking ways.


In my concerts music and entertainment are balanced in such a way that guarantees maximum enjoyment. My own original, catchy piano ballads serve to round off an amusing recital.

My musical interpretations range from Mozart to Gershwin to Bach to Jobim, so you can expect many different things except for one: that you will ever get bored.

I combine various instruments like drums, handpans, "chord boards," castanets, etc. with my grand piano. The result is a surprising interpretation of famous works and unexpected harmonies of different sounds.

If there is no piano on location, I will gladly bring my own mobile grand piano, which not only produces excellent sound but will also give your event a very special flair.

I look forward to your inquires.

Auf dieser Seite findet ihr den Termin und Infos für eine GongKlang-Meditation:
Nächste GongKlang Meditation ist am Donnerstag, den 16.02.2022 um 19:00 Uhr im St.Lukas Gemeindehaus,
Alexander Flemingstr. 14, im Hochschulstadtteil (gegenüber vom Einkaufszentrung).

Wer kommen möchte, melde sich am besten an.

The storyteller on the PIANO.

Pianist Holger Mantey cannot be captured using common categories. Elements of both classical and jazz music, enriched with improvisational and meditational components, enter into novel and original connections in his work. The pianist's special forte is dressing well-known musical themes in a new, richly decorated robe through which the contours of the original always shine through.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Uwe Engel


kommen bald:



With an entire musical cosmos in the head.

Piano, various drums, handpans, and a good dose of entertainment join together in Mantey's works to create a playground in which the audience is invited enter into a space of artistic fantasy.



Classics, outrageously transformed. Original works, delicate and intimate while at the same time indulgent in romantic-virtuosic esprit. Who says you always need fingers to play piano?



Is a multimedia event in which the pianist Holger Mantey created a film about the world's seas, in which mostly breathtaking sequences flow into one another.



Here you can find an overview of projects with musicians and artists across various genres and countries.

Über mich

About me .

HOLGER MANTEY pianist-composer

From 1980 to 1985, Mantey completed a classical piano programme at the Hanns Eisler School of Music Berlin in the class of Professor Heinz Zimbehl and Sonja Großmann.

1987 is the year of his risky escape from East Germany to West Germany. Mantey went to Cologne and began to make a name for himself as a soloist.

Numerous concert performances led him to many international stages and festivals both inside and outside his home country, including to New Delhi, Bangalore, Mumbai, Poggibonsi, Valladolid, Perugia, Lissabon, Osaka, St. Petersburg, Vilnius, Ankara, and Izmir. He has performed at most of the big German festivals (Deutsches Jazzfestival in Frankfurt, Leverkusener Jazztage in Leverkusen, Kölner Jazzhausfestival in Cologne, Jazzfestival Ost-West in Nuremberg, and Kempener Jazzfrühling in Kempen to name but a few).

The pianist makes appearances on radio and television broadcasts on the Hessischer Rundfunk (Hesse Broadcasting), Westdeutscher Rundfunk (West German Broadcasting), Norddeutscher Rundfunk (North German Broadcasting), 3SAT, Bayerischer Rundfunk (Bavarian Broadcasting), Deutschlandfunk (German Broadcasting), Saarländischer Rundfunk (Saarland Broadcasting), Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk (Central German Broadcasting), Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg (Berlin-Brandenburg Broadcasting), Livestyle, Inspirationen, Trends (Lifestyle, Inspirations, Trends), and Radiotelevisione Italiana.

Concert tours took him to the following countries: India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Portugal, Italy, Greece, Turkey, Cyprus, Israel, Guinea, Mauritius, Ivory Coast, Cape Verde, Lithuania, Russia, Senegal, Japan, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland (many in collaboration with the Goethe Institute).

1993: Contribution to the European Broadcasting Union's jazz festival in Perugia as a delegate of the first national television channel of Germany (Das Erste – The First).

1995: Founding of the "Duo Total" with saxophonist and Cologne-native Matthias Schubert.

Together with Schubert, Mantey won the 1996 International Contest for Young Art in Düsseldorf.

Mantey collaborated with the following artists: Burhan Öcal, Laurent Dehors, Christopher Dell, Matthias Schubert, Ramamani, Ramesh Shotam, and many others.

To date, there have been 16 albums released under his name, as well as some others in which Holger Mantey was featured as a guest artist.

Mantey teaches workshops, writes musical pieces, publishes the "Elements of Music" correspondence course with Hamburg-native musician and publisher Felix Schell, and performs every year at various concerts around the world as a soloist and in other projects.