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Musicians, Too, Make Berlin Their Capital

Oct 09, 2013 - The New York Times - Biographical Materials

BERLIN -- When Cameron Carpenter first came here, Berlin was covered in snow and looked as if spies might be lurking in the shadows. A year later, in 2010, Mr. Carpenter -- the enfant terrible of the concert organ world -- moved from the East Village to a loft in what was once a bombed-out neighborhood in the East German side of the city and is now the trendy district of Mitte.

''I was personally attracted to the history of the city,'' Mr. Carpenter, 32, recalled recently, as he sat on a ...