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Upcoming performances

  • July: 16, 07:30 pm

    Charity concert for the victims of the assault in Nice / F in july 2016


    works by Beethoven, Liszt, Debussy and Schostakowitsch
    Wolfgang Manz, piano and Dominik Manz, cello

    Heilig Geist Saal
    Hans Sachs Platz 2
    90402 Nürnberg

    Organized by the Office for international affairs and the Friends of Nürnberg-Nizza

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  • August: 07

    piano masterclass at the Euro Music Festival in Halle


    mon 7th august – sat 19th august

    piano masterclass at the Euro Music Festival in Halle
    at the Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg

    Kleine Marktstr. 7
    D – 06108 Halle

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  • August: 11, 07:00 pm

    solo recital , part of the EUROARTS masterclasses


    works by Brahms and Liszt
    Wolfgang Manz

    Hall of the Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg
    Universitätsplatz 11
    06108 Halle / Saale

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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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