Pianist Yael Weiss – The Creative Link Between the Written Score and the Listener.

Yael Weiss possesses a rare commitment that compels her to recognize her responsibility as a performer in her daily existence.  “Even if I am by myself, it is absolutely essential that I always try my best to be precise in uncovering the intention of the composer, to find the meaning behind the notes,” she says. “There is thinking about music happening at every moment during practicing and of course on stage, a never ending...
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Oh so Goode! Und noch besser mit Noten!

Photo: Deborah Feingold Alles am Pianisten Richard Goode strahlt Freundlichkeit, Höflichkeit, einen guten Sinn für Humor und Geduld aus. Vorallem aber, vermitteln seine lebendigen Augen eine Neugierde, die mit einer Vitalität und Jugendlichkeit leuchten, die einen leicht über sein Alter hinwegtäuschen — im letzten Sommer wurde er 68 Jahre alt. Ich hatte die Chance, ihn bei zahlreichen Gelegenheiten spielen zu hören, nicht nur bei einem seiner zahlreichen Konzerte in der Carnegie Hall, wo er...
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Oh so Goode! And even better with music!

Everything about pianist Richard Goode exudes friendliness, courtesy, good humor and patience, yet there is also a curiosity in his vivid eyes, shining out a vitality and youthfulness, belying his age — he turned 68 this past summer. I have had the opportunity to hear him perform on numerous occasions, not only at one of his frequent concerts at Carnegie Hall, where he is featured as one of the handful of seasoned performers at Carnegie’s...
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Pianist Matan Porat findet in Berlin neue Perspektiven

Alle guten Dinge sind drei, aber diesen Sommer zum vierten Mal – bei “dem begehrtesten Rückzugssort der klassischen Welt,” wie Alex Ross es nennt, dem Marlboro Music Festival eingeladen zu werden, erfordert schon ein außergewöhnliches Talent. Und Talent hat der junge, in Israel geborene Komponist/Pianist Matan Porat reichlich. Was für Porat vor drei Jahren bei Marlboro als ein vierhändiges Klavierkunststück mit dem Pianististen Alain Planes begann, setzte sich fort selbst als er damit beschäftigt...
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Pianist Matan Porat finds new perspectives in Berlin

Three times is a charm, but to be invited for a fourth time this summer to what Alex Ross calls “the classical world’s most coveted retreat,” the Marlboro Music Festival, requires some extraordinary talent. And talent, the young native Israeli composer/pianist, Matan Porat, has in abundance. What had started for Porat as a 4 hands piano stunt with pianist Alain Planes three years ago at Marlboro continued, even while being busy alternating with Franck...
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Setting Pianistic Standards: The Arthur Rubinstein Society And International Piano Competition

  You don’t have to be a pianist, but you do have to be a musician that we know and respect, to be invited as a juror of the competition,” comments Idith Zvi, as she invites me into her small office, which has a grand piano and is filled with portraits of Arthur Rubinstein. As the society’s artistic director, she (with only the help of a small staff) manages all efforts that make the...
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