On 24th September 2019 I visited the Steinway House in Düsseldorf and talked with Carsten Dürer – publisher and chief editor of the music magazine “PIANONews” – about my professional career and my debut CD “QUASI FANTASIA”. You can watch the video interview here (English subtitles available soon):
The debut in the big hall of the “Elbphilharmonie” in Hamburg with Tchaikovsky was a great success. The packed hall with 2.100 listeners, a fantastic Bösendorfer 280VC, the musicians of the K&K Phil and above all the conductors Maximilian and Matthias Kendlinger made this very emotional event to a musical celebration.
Within the last few months I have travelled the world – from Brazil, South Africa, Russia, to Japan. Now, my very first trip to China is awaiting me. I will discover this new country from 29th August until 11th September, before I visit my hometown on 13th September. I am very much looking forward to this adventure.
After the international DVD preselection process and three intensive rounds at the “Santa Cecilia International Piano Competition” I have been awarded third prize. It was a special moment to play in the famous “Casa da Música” in Porto with the Portuguese Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of maestro Osvaldo Ferreira. A great honour and an even greater start for the summer.
With great pleasure, I would like to present my solo debut album named “QUASI FANTASIA”. The CD contains both well-known and rare treasures of classical music. It celebrates even two premieres with the sensational discovery of Mozart’s “Alla Turca” sonata AND the reconstruction of Zerline Erfurt’s “Sonata quasi Fantasia”.
I invite all of you to join me on a musical journey – “QUASI FANTASIA”.
It was my first journey to Russia, which exceeded all my expectations by far. In particular enjoyable and inspiring was the cooperation with fantastic human beings as well as musicians. With Beethoven’s Triple Concerto it became an unforgettable experience.
The “Elbphilharmonie Hamburg” has quickly become one of the most important concert halls worldwide. It is a pleasure for me to play in this fantastic hall together with the amazing K&K Philharmonic Orchestra and Matthias Kendlinger. On the program: P.I. Tchaikovsky’s piano concerto No. 1.
Save the date: September 22, 2019.
The Brazil-tour is over and soon the “show” must go on. The next stop again will be a personal premiere: Russia.
Soon I have even further great news to announce… stay tuned.
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.
Foto: H. Heran
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.
More information to Karlrobert Kreiten HERE.
Karlrobert Kreiten on the piano.