Together with 600 students, it was an incredibly exciting project to “walk” through the “Picutres at an Exhibition”. We went on a journey in the onomatopoetic world of Modest Mussorgsky and experienced the most different atmospheres, places and emotions. For me personally, the most important was, to notice, how the fantastic music even today captures everybody’s heart – no matter what age.
Proudly I would like to announce, that I was awarded with the 1st prize at the “Karlrobert Kreiten” piano competition in Cologne/Germany. I am very honoured to carry on the name of the German pianist Karlrobert Kreiten, who lost his life in 1943 to the horrible crimes of the Nazi regime.
In April this year, another exciting adventure is awaiting me: my first time to Brazil. The concert tour will lead me through the two world-renowned centres São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, where I will play with the Rio De Janeiro Symphony orchestra among others.
Classical music and especially piano music is highly appreciated in Japan. One can see this just by looking at the numbers of listeners in the concert hall. This video (click here) was recorded during my performance at the Hamamatsu International Piano Competition.
Final chord of Franz Liszt’s ”Mazeppa” in ActCity Hamamatsu.
My last journey brought me to Canada for the very first time. Beside a lot of great memories, I luckily have a wonderful video of my adventure to share. You can find a video of my collaborative recital during the prestigious „Honens International Piano Competition“ here: Video >
In Austria’s so-called “Green Heart” it is always something special to give a concert. Additionally, the Castle of Stubenberg provides a wonderful atmosphere for a calm musical evening on Sunday, 19 August at 6p.m. Special guest is the Norwegian violinist Laurens Weinhold, as we will perform Schubert’s dreamlike Fantasy in C major among others.
After the intense final exam with three parts at the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz, I am proud to be officially called “Master of Arts” (MA) with distinction.
My special thanks goes to all my close friends and family and my mentor Markus Schirmer.
With incredibly great honour I would like to announce, that as one out of only 10 semifinalists in the “Honens International Piano Competition 2018” I will travel to Calgary/Canada. The competition is among the world’s most important piano competitions, but is special with its exceptional repertoire requirements, which makes the “Honens” one of a kind. Please find more information here.
In the marvellous opera house of Graz wonderful music will sound to the ballet production “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” of director Jörg Weinöhl after the eponymic comedy by William Shakespeare. In cooperation with the Graz Philarmonic Orchestra under the baton of Robin Engelen I will perform music by Mozart (piano concerto No. 23 in A major) as well as music by Franz Schubert (“Die Götter Griechenlands”) together with singer Andrea Purtić.
Please find more details and dates of performances here.