Beethoven’s “Destiny Symphony”. Corona locked the doors of our world’s concert halls. But when the destiny “knocks” on the door with probably the most popular theme in music history, new possibilities are awaiting us.
The Beethoven anniversary goes on and the composer’s works should not be missing on any concert program. Although travelling further distances is not possible due to Corona, there are some concerts happening in attendance of an audience. E.g. in:
Finally! The first live concerts will be possible very soon. Within an intimate atmosphere the first public performance is at the wonderful garden trips (Tours Fabuleux) by Anke Mattern. Furthermore, the duo recitals with Norwegian violinist in August are fixed. And last, as a soloist it will go on – my personal highlight is definitely playing in my home town in Austria in September.
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:
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