German cabaret artist performs at Sweet Briar

Posted on March 28, 2012 by Janika Carey

André Hartmann
André Hartmann, a cabaret artist and musician from Starnberg, Germany, will present a musical cabaret program at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 4, in Memorial Chapel at Sweet Briar College.

Hartmann was born in 1976 in Starnberg and studied at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Munich. A high school music teacher in Bavaria, he has given piano concerts on all six continents. Following a musical cabaret show in Beijing, China, in 2005, he has performed at various events worldwide at the invitation of German embassies and consulates and through the Goethe-Institut. Since 1997, Hartmann has worked as a pianist with cabaret star and quick-change artist Frank Astor, but has also presented many of his own cabaret programs. Hartmann is known in Germany for his portrayal of former German chancellor Gerhard Schröder.

In addition to his artistic endeavors, Hartmann has been active in charity. Between 1997 and 2002, he collected more than 50,000 euros for children with cancer in Munich with his benefit CD “Millionen für Melodien,” and in 1998 he founded the charitable organization “Nepalhilfe-Starnberg e.V.,” through which an elementary school for poor children was built in Lalitpur, Nepal. More information about Hartmann is at

Hartmann will present his program in German with some English. For more information, contact Herr Horwege at or (434) 381-6188.