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Upcoming performances

  • March: 08, 07:30 pm

    Schwandorfer Klavierfrühling

    solo recital

    works by Debussy and Ravel

    Fronberger Str. 31
    92421 Schwandorf

  • March: 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26

    piano masterclass and concert

    piano masterclass and concert in Villa Pinswang /A

    Villa Pinswang
    Unterpinswang 29
    A – 6600 Pinswang

  • March: 31, 08:00 pm

    recital with works for 2 pianos

    recital with works for 2 pianos

    works by Rachmaninov, Saint-Saens and Milhaud
    Wolfgang Manz and Geneviève Pirotte

    Centre Culturel Andenne / Belgien
    Rue de la Papiterie 2a
    B – 5300 Andenne

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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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