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Upcoming performances

  • June: 28

    18th Competition “Münchner Klavierpodium”


    thu 28th june – sun 01st july
    18th Competition “Münchner Klavierpodium” (International Competition)

    Münchner Klavierpodium
    Munich, Steinway – House
    Landsberger Strasse 336
    D – 80687 München

  • July: 16

    piano masterclass and concert in Halle

    piano masterclass and concert

    mon 16th july – fri 27th july
    Wolfgang Manz
    EUROARTS Festival

    Martin Luther Universität Halle/Wittenberg
    06108 Halle / Saale

  • July: 19, 07:00 pm

    EuroMusic Festival

    Halle / Saale

    Professor´s concert

    works by Sergej Prokofjev, piano sonatas no. 2 and 7
    and sonata op. 80 for violin and piano with Keiko Urushihara, violin


    Concert Hall of University
    Universitätsplatz 11
    D – 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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