Pianist Till Fellner  – In allegiance with the composer’s intent   

A disciple of Alfred Brendel since 1990 and known to share his mentor’s fondness for the inveterate Austro-Germanic repertoire, Fellner also shares the veteran’s suggestion that piano playing is a ‘long-term objective’ – a continuous dialectic immersion into detail to illuminate an essential perspective and build on its inner principles. After winning first prize at the 1993 Clara Haskil International Piano Competition, Fellner followed suit with his own extensive dedication to two of the...
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Klassisches Rollenspiel: Der Pianist Inon Barnatan

Dieser Artikel erschien in PianoNews, 2015,3 Foto: Marco Borggreve Alan Gilbert, Musikdirector der New Yorker Philharmoniker, beschrieb den 35-jährigen Israeli Inon Barnatan kürzlich als  “wunderbaren Pianisten und analytischen Kopf, der sich mit Leidenschaft seiner Kunst widmet und auch als zeitgenössiger Pianist sein Können unter Beweis stellt.” Und mehr als das: Gilbert, der in der New Yorker Musikwelt eine führende Rolle spielt, liess Barnatan eine aussergewöhnliche Position zukommen: im März diesen Jahres spielt der Pianist...
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Pianist Inon Barnatan – Classic Role-play

This article was published in the German PianoNews magazine, 3/2015 Staccato Verlag. Photo credit: Marco Borggreve Impressed with Barnatan, Alan Gilbert, Music Director of the New York Philharmonic, recently described the 35-year-old Israeli musician as “a wonderful pianist, a probing intellect, passionately committed, and a capable contemporary music pianist as well.” Gilbert, the leading force of New York’s mighty music citadel, in fact allocated an extraordinary position to Barnatan; this March, Barnatan performed Ravel’s...
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Yefim Bronfman and Friends make Contact! with the audience at SubCulture

CONTACT! at SubCulture – photo credit: Chris Lee Something electrifying was in the air at the slightly overheated underground space at SubCulture on January 13th. The audience was brimming with press, concert-organizers, and artists, including the New York Philharmonic’s Maestro Alan Gilbert and Artistic Director of the 92nd Street Y Hanna Arie-Gaifman, co-producers of the contemporary music concert series CONTACT! at SubCulture. Having only opened a couple of months ago, the venue, co-owned by...
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