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  • February: 20

    Jury member

    Hastings East Sussex

    wed 20th February – sun 3rd march
    Jury member at the Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition

    Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition

  • March: 04, 06:15 pm

    Piano recital in the Music Academy in Łódź/Poland


    Di 05. – Mi 06. März
    tue 05th – wed 6th march
    Piano masterclass at the Music Academy
    German repertoire of 19th century

    Music Academy

    ulica Gdanska 32
    90-716 Łódź/Poland

  • April: 06, 08:00 pm

    Schumann piano concerto op. 54

    Neuburg an der Donau

    Schumann piano concerto op. 54 with the Neuburg Chamber Orchestra
    conductor Johannes Fiedler

    Jakob Balde Platz
    D – 86633 Neuburg an der Donau

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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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