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  • October: 15, 07:30 pm

    solo recital


    Opening concert of the 30th „Leipzig Chopin Days“
    works by Beethoven, Chopin and
    first performance of a work by Sarvenaz Safari
    New Leipzig Chopin Society
    Polnisches Institut

    Markt 10
    D – 04109 Leipzig

  • October: 22, 07:30 pm

    Piano recital


    „Music in Scheune and Kapelle“
    Piano recital
    Wolfgang Manz and students
    Beethoven programme

    Church St. Martin
    D – 90607 Rückersdorf

  • October: 25, 08:00 pm

    solo recital


    Giessener Meisterkonzerte
    Beethoven and Liszt

    Town Haal, Hermann Levi Saal
    Berliner Platz 1
    D – 35390 Giessen

    giessener-meisterkonzerte e.V.

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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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