Karsten Windt has been introducing all his chamber concerts as a narrator, moderated youth concerts for the Deutsche Symphony in Berlin and Tokyo, and was invited by pianist Mari Kodama and Maestro Kent Nagano to introduce the Forest Hill Musical Days Festival in San Francisco. At Marin Academy he was hired several times as a lecturer about the role of music during WW II, and stepped in last minute for a music appreciation event in Berkeley.
In a six-volume-DVD recording by Deutsche Welle TV with the Deutsche Symphony Berlin and Kent Nagano, Karsten was featured in a narrative passage about the 4th symphony of Johannes Brahms and acted as an orchestra representative at the press conference following the public premiere of these recordings.
With Salon Classique in the SF Bay Area, Karsten loves to talk to the audience about the music and its background, providing stories and examples, so that no one is left behind with a repertoire that nowadays covers over 300 years of music history from early baroque until present. This is all done in an entertaining way, as "educational entertainment", so that listeners can hear the music differently and enjoy it more intensively.
At his food and music events with the Akanthus Ensemble in Berlin, Hamburg and Spain, Karsten presented stories and connections between a menu and pieces of music that combined with the different courses, a concept that he is currently introducing to the Bay Area and especially the wine country with The Philharmonic Kitchen.