»Unbelievable Musicality« Daniel Barenboim expressed after hearing the young pianist Leonie Rettig at the age of fourteen, today she is one of the »great up and coming pianists« according to the German NDR. Besides being a professional concert pianist and occasional writer, Leonie is also engaged in social projects and willing to put herself in uncomfortable places when she feels it’s needed. Following threats by e-mail and multiple demands to step back from a charity concert given for the Deutsch-Israelische Gesellschaft, she was forced to perform this concert under police protection. During the refugee crisis in 2015 Leonie spent nights and days supporting people in emergency shelters she has helped to build up. This led to Leonie organizing a successful charity concert for refugee children at the Kammermusiksaal der Philharmonie Berlin. This concert in collaboration with UNICEF was played alongside one of Germanys most well-known actresses Katja Riemann, as well as colleagues as chamber music partners. She is also continuously performing for organizations in Germany, such as Aktion 100000 in Ulm, supporting local families in need. Leonie Rettig was a student of the late Vladimir Krainev at the piano faculty of the College of Music, Drama and Media in Hanover, who was one of the last pupils of legendary pianist and pedagogue Heinrich Neuhaus. Piano works ranging from the sonatas of Domenico Scarlatti to those of Henry Dutilleux are part of her extensive repertoire. With her profile as musician, writer and passionate dancer and including all of these art forms into her career, Leonie Rettig stands out exceptionally in the classical music industry.