Gerhard Winkler

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Berlin, Germany
Gerhard Winkler was a composer, pianist, violin player, singer, painter, stage and film actor. He studied music at the Konservatorium in Berlin and worked as a pianist in different bands throughout Germany. His first success was "Neapoleanisches Ständchen" ("Chansons Napolitaines") in 1926. From that time on he worked mostly as a composer and musician. He got many awards, among them was the 1957 Paul-Lincke Ring and the 1967 Bundesverdienstkreuz.

He was well-known in the German Schlager as an Italian-wave composer. Read more...