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  • September: 01, 08:00 pm

    Piano solo recital with works by Frédéric Chopin

    Piano solo recital

    the 24 studies op. 10 and op. 25 by Frédéric Chopin
    with comments


    Castle, Thronsaal
    D – 73479 Ellwangen
    Stiftsbund Ellwangen eV

  • September: 03, 04, 05, 06, 07

    Piano masterclass at “Haus Marteau”

    D - 95192 Lichtenberg

    Piano masterclass at “Haus Marteau”
    with Julia Goldstein-Manz, assistance

    International Institute of Masterclasses Music, region Oberfranken
    Lobensteiner Str. 4
    D – 95192 Lichtenberg

    Haus Marteau

  • September: 09, 07:00 pm

    Recital Piano LAB, professor´s concert

    Riva del Garda

    programme not yet decided

    Conservatorio di Musica F.A.Bonporti

    Conservatorio di Musica F.A.Bonporti
    via Guglielmo Marconi 5
    I – 38066 Riva del Garda

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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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