Since 2006 the Munich-born pianist Christian Doepke resides in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, where his versatility gained him an excellent reputation as a sideman in a variety of projects.
Doepke has performed in many television and radio shows in Germany, the Netherlands, Austria, Czechoslovakia and Turkey. As a sideman, he can be heard on numerous CD recordings. In addition, he has worked as a pianist and arranger for several television, movie and theatre productions. As a composer and bandleader Doepke now shows a very strong and personal side, which he plans to use to further establish his career.
His compositions are a blend of lyrical, expressionist colors, jazz elements and powerful grooves, conforming into a homo-genous and independent sound which amalgamates the European and American music culture.
In a review of one of Doepke´s solo recordings, German music magazine “Piano” wrote: “Christian Doepke beguiles with a delicate and peaceful sense of melody.”
Doepke has played with Rick Margitza, Rhiannon, Sheila Jordan, Deborah J. Carter, William Gallison, Claudio Roditi, Horacio Hernandez, Johannes Enders, Henning Sieverts, Jenny Evans a.o.