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  • March: 06, 05:00 pm

    Solo Recital

    Luckenwalde

    Frédéric Chopin – 24 studies op. 10 and 25

    Theatre Luckenwalde
    Grünstrasse 14
    D – 14943 Luckenwalde

    Luckenwalde

  • March: 09, 08:00 pm

    Commentated recital

    Bietigheim-Bissingen

    24 études op. 10 and 25 by Frédéric Chopin

    Kronenzentrum
    Mühlwiesenstrasse 6
    D – 74321 Bietigheim-Bissingen

    Kronensaal-Bietigheim

  • March: 10, 07:30 pm

    in the Cologne Piano Trio

    Steingraeber & Söhne, Chambers music hall

    trios by Beethoven, Brahms, Schostakowitsch

    Friedrichstrasse 2
    D – 95444 Bayreuth

    Steingraeber

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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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