Dirk Maassen is a German composer and pianist who took up piano at the age of ten. In the 1980s, he performed in several bands and projects and started some experimental cross genre productions where he experimented with different styles. During the '90s, Dirk toured and released two albums with his band In Contact and also worked on his side project Unknown Vision. He returned to solo piano in 2011, which is according to him the most immediate instrument to materialize ideas and feelings into something that can resonate with an audience. Dirk has become one of the world's most revered piano composers and has gained a huge following. His compositions have touched millions of listeners worldwide and have been featured in several film projects, including the award-winning short film Crossroads at the Cannes Film festival in 2015.