Walewein Witten studied fortepiano at the Royal Conservatory at The Hague (Nl) with Stanley Hoogland and Bart van Oort, and obtained his Master Diploma in 1999. Throughout his studies he was a well appreciated partner for chamber music and song accompanist.
His desire to extend his repertoire and technical possibilities led him to decide to dedicate himself to the modern piano as well. From 1999 to 2001 he studied piano in Barcelona with Carmen Vila, a former student of Paul Badura-Skoda. He continued his studies at the Academy of Arts in Utrecht with Martijn van den Hoek and Alexander Warenberg, finishing his soloist diploma in 2003.
He participated masterclass for piano and fortepiano with Paul Badura-Skoda (1998) and Alexej Lubimov (2000). Song accompaniment and Lied interpretation he learnt in various masterclasses, with Rudolf Jansen and Elly Ameling (2005), as well as with Aafje Heynis, and Irwin Gage.
On fortepiano and modern piano Walewein Witten ist mostly active as a soloist and chamber musician, in combination with violin and cello, flute, and clarinet, and as a song accompanist. With orchestra he performed several solo concertos, amongst others both the Grieg and Schumann a minor concertos, Beethoven 3rd concerto in c minor and various Mozart concertos, also conducting from the keyboard.
From 2005 to 2014 Walewein worked as a repetiteur at the opera theaters of Düsseldorf, Bremerhaven and Kassel. During this period he took part in many ballet productions performing solo piano on the stage to dance choreographies, and played many lied and solo recitals, both on modern and fortepiano.
In the Spring of 2018 a solo CD on fortepiano is expected, containing works by Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven, played on a fortepiano after Walter&Son from 1805, built by Gerard Tuinman. A second recording has been planned already for 2019, with works by Beethoven, Schumann and Chopin, played on pianos after Broadwood and Pleyel.