Sir Andràs Schiff: Brückenbauer für die Pianisten der Zukunft

Andràs Schiff, in Ungarn geboren und im Gulasch-Kommunismus aufgewachsen, Pianist von Weltrang, Weltbürger, kritischer Geist und jetzt Förderer der nächsten Generation junger Pianisten: Zwischen zwei Carnegie Hall Auftritten erzählt der von der Queen 2014 zum Sir geadelte Meister von seiner neuen Leidenschaft. Von Ilona Oltuski   Dieser Artikel erschien in PianoNews, Juli/August 2015 Ein konzertfreier Tag zwischen zwei grossen Auftritten in New Yorks Carnegie Hall. Andras Schiff hat es sich in seiner Hotelsuite an...
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Sir Andràs Schiff – Building Bridges for the Next Generation of Pianists

Andràs Schiff – world-class pianist, much-traveled cosmopolitan and critical spirit unafraid to speak his mind. Last year the Queen knighted the Hungary-born artist. In his latest incarnation, Schiff has become a supporter and patron for the next generation of young pianists. In between two Carnegie Hall performances, “Sir Andràs Schiff’ talks about his new passion. By Ilona Oltuski  This article was published in the German PianoNews Juli/August 2015 A concert-free day between two big...
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Pianist Adam Golka – given great responsibility to upkeep pianistic tradition

Together with two other young artists of his generation, Roman Rabinovich and Kuok-Wai Lio, Adam Golka has been chosen by the master pianist and all around culture maven András Schiff as a representative of today’s leading talent pool.  Photo: Subculture Part of the New York “Sir András Schiff Selects: Young Pianists” series produced by the 92Y and Subculture, and presented internationally under the title: “Building Bridges” in Berlin, and future locations to be announced,...
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Pianist Roman Rabinovich – balance of mind, hands, and heart

There is darkness, and then the evocative, abstract sound of a narrative piano and cello piece setting the tone and interacting with the screen’s wide-angle focus on New York City by night. The camera zooms in on a young painter, wrestling with artistic perfection in differently crafted self-portraits. Reality, vision, and self-doubt infuse the main character’s struggle in the short film, presenting pianist and painter Roman Rabinovich haunted by his art. While the film,...
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Elena Bashkirova – und ihr ‘Jerusalem International Chamber Music Festival’

Der Antrieb neue Verbindungn durch Musik zu bewirken mag in der Familie liegen, aber Elena Bashkirova, die mit Daniel Barenboim verheiratet ist, hat es als Gründerin und künstlerische Leiterin des Jerusalem International Chamber Music Festivals selbst geschafft, in der internationalen Kultur-Musikszene Akzente zu setzen. “Ich hatte nie vor, Direktorin zu werden, es passierte rein zufällig“ sagt die dynamische Pianistin über ihr inspirierendes Vorhaben, das – für zwei Wochen jeden September – internationale und lokale...
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Elena Bashkirova – creating crossroads in music with the Jerusalem International Chamber Music Festival

  The drive to make a difference may run in the family, but Elena Bashkirova, married to Daniel Barenboim, has managed to make her own mark on the international cultural music scene as the founding artistic director of the Jerusalem International Chamber Music Festival. “I never planned to become a director, it happened totally by chance,” says the energetic pianist about her inspired undertaking, which – during two weeks each September – has united...
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