Southern Graz Music Festival

From 14 to 16 June, Kulturland Graz-Süd will once again host a veritable feast of musical specialities. I am delighted to be able to support the outstanding consortium of the municipalities of Hausmannstätten, Fernitz-Mellach and Nestelbach as musical director again this year.

Special thanks go to the mayors Robert Tulnik, Patrick Dorner, Klaus Steinberger, the president Werner Kirchsteiger and especially the artistic director Manfred Glawogger!

The programme includes a varied programme with the opening evening on 14 June in the Fernitz parish church with the festival ensemble and violinist Johannes Fleischmann. The programme continues with a piano duo/solo evening on 15 June with Florian Groß in the Generationensaal in Hausmannstätten. The festival concludes with the Neue Hofkapelle in the church in Nestelbach on 16 June.

More information and the exact programme can be found here.

Tour K&K Philharmonic Orchestra

I can hardly put into words how unforgettable the last tour with the K&K Philharmonics was. From the breathtaking Isarphilharmonie in Munich to the elegant Tonhalle in Düsseldorf and the majestic Philharmonie in Cologne – each stop was a unique experience.

However, the highlight was undoubtedly the grand finale at the renowned Philharmonie in Berlin. Under the direction of outstanding conductors Matthias G. Kendlinger and Max Kendlinger, a colorful program was presented, combining Verdi with Kendlinger, captivating the audience.

The collaboration with talented hip-hop dancer Yann Antonio from Paris was particularly impressive. His high-energy performances seamlessly blended into the musical fireworks on stage, creating goosebump moments.

This tour will forever remain in my memory – a collaboration of master musicians, an enthusiastic audience, and unforgettable moments.

“The Age of Anxiety”

While a lot is happening in the world, music is all the more a safe haven. Leonard Bernstein’s 2nd Symphony – which resembles a piano concerto – is entitled “The Age of Anxiety” and fits the here and now. I am looking forward to a wonderful collaboration with the North Czech Philharmonic Orchestra under the direction of Charles Olivieri-Monroe on 25 April.

Competition Prima La Musica

This year, the category of piano solo was once again featured in the Austrian national youth music competition “prima la musica”. At this year’s edition held at the Johann-Joseph-Fux Conservatory Graz in Styria, I am delighted to have had three outstanding young pianists from my piano class participate, each of whom was awarded with gold, silver, and bronze respectively. Warm congratulations to Sanjin Čorhasanović (Bronze), Nikolaus Haslmayr (Silver), and Julius Legat (Gold and Regional Winner)!

Schönberg Anniversary 150

On Saturday, February 17, 2024 at 10:05 a.m., the program “Klassik-Treffpunkt” will take place. The violinist Johannes Fleischmann and I will provide the musical framework for the live broadcast on Ö1, commemorating the 150th anniversary of composer Arnold Schönberg.

… So much can be revealed in advance: Some aspects of Arnold Schönberg, which have hardly found their way into the public eye, will provide surprises, even amusement. (Ö1)

For more information click here.

Kammer Musik Festival 2023

There will be so much to experience at this year’s Kammer Musik Festival. I have the great pleasure to be represented in large numbers. Right at the opening concert on July 29th at the Kasematten on the Schloßberg in Graz there will be a brilliant start with SYMPHONIACS. It continues with solo, chamber music and even folk music concerts in August. More info, tickets and exact dates can also be found here.

Radio Broadcast

The concert of 05.06.2023 will be broadcast today on the radio as a live recording from the Stefaniensaal Graz. The programme includes George Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue” with the orchestra “recreation” conducted by Daniela Musca and with myself as soloist on the piano.

Find the livestream here. (You can also listen to the programme “Kultur Spezial” for seven days.) Enjoy listening to it!

SYMPHONIACS from Graz to Berlin

SYMPHONIACS live – © See The Moment Keep The Moment

I am especially looking forward to the upcoming concerts with SYMPHONIACS: On 4 June we can be heard for the first time at the Klagenfurt Festival. The highlight will be our performance at the Chamber Music Festival in Graz on 29 July at the Schloßberg Kasematten, before we come to Berlin on 19 August. More dates here.

SYMPHONIACS is dedicated to the fusion of classical music and modern sounds, creating something unique and exciting. The live concerts are sure to be an unforgettable experience!