Despite the lockdown and all the cancelled concerts, there were wonderful projects and silver linings possible for me. Besides plenty of time to rethink I had my daily Couch Concerts, one world premiere and the passion for Styrian folk music has newly sparked my enthusiam. Without you all this would not be possible – that’s why I want to say “Thank You” from all my heart!
I am looking forward to meeting you again in the concert hall! See you soon!
Even during these tough times due to the corona crisis, art and music does not stop. The Austrian composer Gerd Kühr wrote the piano piece “Corona Meditation”, which has its world premiere on Thursday, 30 April 2020 at 20:20 CET. Two special things about this project are: (1) The concert organisation “styriarte” helds this whole event online and (2) everybody can paly along live via the app “Zoom”.
I am very excited and happy to be part of this unique and fantastic project and invite all of you to be a part of it, too. More information here:
The Austrian newspaper “Kleine Zeitung” created a new virtual podium for artists during the coronavirus crisis. On Saturday, 4 April 2020 at 19:00 CET I am playing the so-called “Living Room Concert“, which can be followed via livestream or as a recording. The program includes works by Mozart, Beethoven, Schumann and Liszt. I am looking forward to play for You!
Due to the coronavirus crisis and the cancelled concerts I have founded the format “Couch Concerts” on 20 March 2020. These miniature concerts are live-streamed videos. Now, I am happy to annnounce, that from Wednesday (25 March 2020) onwards, it will be possible to follow the live-braodcast also via YouTube on my website. I am looking forward to “seeing you”!
Stay tuned, stay healthy and stay home! #couchconcerts2020
Currently everything and everybody is concerned about one thing – the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Especially the concert world, artists and musicians are affected by the consequences of the worldwide outbreak. My tour in Russia and the concerts in Italy are already cancelled – alternate dates in progress. A lot of things stay uncertain…
The most important thing for me as a musician is to stay positive, take the worldwide measures serious, but on the other hand to make the best out of this situation. Music accompanies us everywhere – even far from concert halls and concert tours.
Last week on 19 February the official presentation of my debut album “QUASI FANTASIA” happened in Vienna. Christoph Wellner, chief editor of the broadcasting station “radio klassik Stephansdom” invited me to talk about my CD, Ludwig van Beethoven and more. Please listen to it here:
We are in the middle of the Beethoven anniversary and it fully infected me. It is not for nothing that the majority of his oeuvre is in the center of my work: the five piano concertos, his piano sonatas, variations, piano trios, duo sonatas, choir fantasy, etc. – all of these masterworks are ahead of me in the Beethoven year 2020. Experience musical fireworks of emotions with me!
Here is a snippet of Beethoven’s 3rd piano concerto as a foretaste:
The new schedule for the upcoming year 2020 is online. I hope to see you soon “somewhere” in the new year and I wish everybody:
Happy New Year!
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