Alfons Kontarsky ( 1932 -2010) studied with famous Eduard Erdmann in Hamburg.
In 1955 he formed a piano “Klavierduo Kontarsky” with his brothe Aloys and they performer regularly from 1959 until 1983.
In 1955 they won first prize for piano duo at the fourth German Radio International Music Competieion in Muinich.
From 1962 hewas instructor at the Darmstadt International Summer Courses for New Music.
Alfons was a member of the Bavarian Academy of Fine Arts ad of the Deutscher Musikrat ( German Music Council, a member of the International Music Council) and held professorships at Musci Universities in Cologne, Munich and the Salzburg Mozarteum.
As a piano duo , the brothers gave first performances of works by Luciano Berio, Mauricio Kagel, Karlheinz Stockhausen and Bernd Alois Zimmermann.
Their recordings are numerous, and include Bartok’s Sonata for Two pianos and percussion , Stockhausen’s Mantra, and Structures for two pianos by Pierre Boulez by Deutsche Grammophone label.
Their more traditional fare includes the complete Brahms Hungarian Dances and Schubert’s Fantasia in F minor.