König's great talent is to capture moods musically and express them sonically ... The works are profound, sensitive, emotional. (klassik.com)
When he saw and heard Japanese concert pianist Mayuko Miyata - who also now lives in the German capital - at one of her concerts, he recalled a waltz he had once composed but then forgotten in a drawer. Miyata's expressive and technically brilliant playing rekindled his passion for Chopin - a passion shared by Miyata, who immersed herself in Chopin's music under the tutelage of award-winning Polish concert pianist Lidia Grychtołówna. This resulted in the Waltzes project: contemporary classical piano music composed by Kerim Koenig and interpreted by Mayuko Miyata. Together they recorded an album at the famous Teldex studio in Berlin with the help of Grammy-nominated sound engineer Wolfgang Schiefermair. It is an album full of soundscapes that inspire the listener not so much to roll, but rather to think, reflect and relax.