invitation to the International Jazz piano competition Freiburg



release "Barbara Barth —this is..." on Jazz'n'Arts (Mannheim)



semi-finalist and finalist (3rd prize) at the international Biberach jazz award



lectureship for notation, music theory and ear training at the university of music Saar



lectureship for jazz piano at the university of music Saar


review of the album "under-stand-art" in New York Cadence Magazine: "Krass demonstrates a solid understanding of the modern jazz piano. But he never takes the obvious route, peppering his solos with sharp rumbling stabs and fleet crystalline upper register passages."



recording of the second album "Krassport: The Planets - Discovering Gustav Holst" at renowned Studio "La Buisonne" in South France


concert as opener for world star Erik Truffaz on the International Jazz festival "Tremplin Jazz d'Avignon"



composing and arranging of the ballet "Silent Mov(i)e" at Saarländisches Staatstheater (choreographer: Marguerite Donlon); participation as pianist/multi instrumentalist on stage at 18 sold out performances in Alte Feuerwache



europe-wide release of the first album "Krassport - under-stand-art" on renowned Cologne Label JazzHausMusik, nomination for the quarterly prize of the "Deutsche Schallplattenkritik" as well as review in Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (Ulrich Olshausen): "one of the most beautiful releases in recent time"


"Grand Prix" and "Prix de Public" at International Jazz competition "Tremplin Jazz d'Avignon" in South France


Award of the Internation Jazz festival St. Ingbert, endowed with 3000 € and connected to a concert at the festival



scholarship "music for actors" at VHS Völklingen



assistance musical director for the ballet "Casa Azul" at Saarländisches Staatstheater, collaboration with Prof. Claas Willeke and Marguerite Donlon



assignement composition of a revue with performances at UNESCO world cultural heritage Völklinger Hütte