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  • January: 13, 07:00 pm

    Mozart in Paris

    Altdorf near Nürnberg

    sonatas and variations by W.A.Mozart, A. Gretry, P. Viardot
    with Reto Kuppel, violin

    Altdorf near Nürnberg
    Wichernhaus

  • January: 16, 07:30 pm

    Works for 2 and 4 pianos and percussion

    Nürnberg

    Bartok sonata and G. Antheil „Ballet mécanique“

    University of Music Nurnberg

    University of Music Nurnberg, orchestra hall
    Veilhofstr. 34
    D – 90489 Nürnberg

  • January: 26, 07:00 pm

    Pianist in ballet production “Kameliendame” National Theatre Munich

    Munich

    Frédéric Chopin piano concertos, Préludes, 1st ballada a.o.
    With the Bavarian State Ballet Company and the Bavarian State Orchestra

    Staatsoper

    Max -Joseph -Platz 2
    80539 München

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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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