Hastings East Sussex
wed 20th February – sun 3rd march
Jury member at the 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
ulica Gdanska 32
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
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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