Biography Stevko Busch – pianist, composer, curator Pianolab.Amsterdam at Goethe Institut, Amsterdam
Stefan 'Stevko' Busch (1966) - raised in the Rhineland, is currently living in the Netherlands, where he completed his studies at the Sweelinck Conservatorium Amsterdam in 1995. Since then, he has played in Contraband under the direction of Willem van Manen, as part of a duet with Misha Mengelberg, in various projects run by the Herne-born bass clarinettist Eckard Koltermann, in Bigtet Tetzepi and a duet with Paul Hubweber. With his electronic trio Box of Toads, he received the JazzArt award in 2001. Busch has played in the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Denmark and France, including the MoersFestival and the Berlin Jazzfest.
Since November 2006 he has been active as curator for the informal concert series of composed and improvised piano music Pianolab.Amsterdam at the Goethe-Institut (Amsterdam), where he regularly plays with renowned musicians. And in November 2006, he became father to a daughter, who continues to remind him of the important things in life.
Since 1995, Stevko Busch has formed a duet with the award-winning Dutch alt saxophonist Paul van Kemenade, with whom he released versions of Russian orthodox chants on the CD Contemplation in April 2010. He also plays in the Eckard Koltermann quartet, in addition to the German-Dutch project Borderhopping, which he initiated.