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Upcoming performances

  • May: 31 and June: 01

    Piano masterclass

    D - 86150 Augsburg

    thu 31st may – fri 01st june, 10.00am – 07.30 pm
    Piano masterclass

    at the Leopold Mozart – Institute of the University Augsburg
    Maximilianstr. 59
    D – 86150 Augsburg

    Fri 01st june, 07.30 pm
    Final concert

  • June: 09, 08:00 pm

    works for 2 pianos in Erlangen

    works for 2 pianos

    Wolfgang Manz and Emilio Angulo, piano
    Brahms, Ravel, Rachmaninov

    Erlanger Musikinstitut
    Musikinstitut Erlangen
    Rathsbergerstraße 1-3
    91054 Erlangen

  • June: 15, 08:00 pm

    Chamber music in Freiburg

    Chamber music

    with Larissa Manz, violin and Hanno Dönneweg, bassoon
    Michael Glinka, Trio pathétique d-minor

    Freiburg, Konzerthaus

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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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