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  • December: 01, 05:00 pm

    solo recital

    Amberg

    First performance of the Franz Hofmann (1920-1945) piano sonata (1939)
    and works by Ludwig van Beethoven
    Theatre
    D – 92224 Amberg

    Amberg

  • December: 09, 07:00 pm

    Bechstein Classics – piano students C. Bechstein

    Seifhennersdorf

    Prof. Wolfgang Manz and his piano students,

    University of Music Nürnberg
    VielHarmonie, new Bechstein Konzertsaal
    D – 02782 Seifhennersdorf

    Bechstein

  • January: 17, 06:00 pm

    Solo recital

    Halberstadt

    works by Brahms and Liszt
    Chamber Music Society Halberstadt

    Ratssaal, Holzmarkt 1
    D – 38820 Halberstadt

    Kammermusikverein-Halberstadt

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pianistic tone production

pianistic tone production

This snapshot shows the crucial moment of a pianistic tone production: By pressing down a key the accelerated hammer lifts the damper, thus hitting against the 3 chords causing them to vibrate freely. This seemingly simple but in fact very complex process symbolizes one of my basic pianistical principles : Discovering the sensual beauty of the piano sound by a prepared, controlled touch, evading the common image of treating it like a percussion instrument by “hurting” ( unluckily provoked by the german word “Anschlag”). Even after 40 years of performing on this unique combination of key – and string instrument, a truly ingenious product of human phantasy and power of imagination , I am still fascinated by its secrets of sound origination which can never be rationally disclosed or explained.

The unlimited possibilities of sound differenciation, of articulation, of legato playing in accordance with a stylistically flexible pedalization have always been the stimulus for my occupation as pianist and my dedication to that wonderful musical instrument and its rich, immense repertoire.

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