The pianist Till Fellner, between Beethoven, Bach and Buñuel


The Austrian pianist Till Fellner will offer a concert next 4 October 21st within the season Cycle Great Performers Foundation Scherzo. The concert will take place at 19:30 hours in the National Music Auditorium in Madrid and it will address parts L. V. Beethoven, J. S. Bach Y R. Schumann. Likewise, the interpreter, passionate about the use of music in the films of Luis Buñuel, will give a master class for students Royal Conservatory of Music the day 5 October, to 10 hours, open to the public.

Till Fellner (Vienna, 1972) It has been praised for its simple way, natural and exquisite classical genre address. His style have said is content and balanced, especially noted for its fresh and full of nuances when interpreting how the work of Beethoven. It has not gone unnoticed by critics elegant and virtuous way of presenting compositions Mozart. in Vienna, the pianist was a student of Helene Sedo-Stadler before beginning his studies with the teacher Alfred Brendel, and with Meira Farkas, Oleg Maisenberg Y Claus-Christian Schuster.

His international career began in 1993 when he won the first prize at the international piano contest Clara Haskil, in Vevey, Switzerland. During the last two decades, He has made guest appearances on some of the most acclaimed orchestras in Europe, United States and Japan. In December 2015, Fellner debuted at the Berlin Philharmonic under the direction of Bernard Haitink, precisely, the Piano Concerto No. I 25 Mozart.

During the season 2015/2016, the pianist has gone through the most important concerts in Europe and Asia, and participated in concerts with the NHK Symphony Orchestra, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, la Academy of St Martin in the Fields (directed by Neville Marriner) and the Mahler Chamber Orchestra (under the baton of Manfred Honeck). The pianist has worked with conductors Claudio Abbado, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Semyon Bychkov, Christoph von Dohnányi, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Sir Charles Mackerras, Kurt Masur, Kent Nagano, Jonathan Nott, Kirill Petrenko, Claudius Traunfellner, and Hans Zender, among many others.

The in field of chamber music, Fellner regularly collaborates with British tenor Mark Padmore, with whom he first presented a composition of Hans Zender last January. Both have performed in several recitals in Germany, Tokyo and Seoul. On the other hand, Belcea Quartet invited the pianist to celebrate its twentieth anniversary playing the Brahms Piano Quintet in major European cities. Fellner is an exclusive artist of the label ECM.

Over recent years, It has been dedicated to two milestones of music for piano: Well-Tempered Clavier of Bach and 32 Beethoven piano sonatas, to be addressed in the recital cycle of the Scherzo Great performers Foundation. Since 2008 And till 2010, musician toured many cities around the world with a series devoted exclusively to Beethoven. However, Fellner shows great interest in contemporary music, releasing pieces Kit Armstrong, Harrison Birtwistle, Thomas Larcher o Alexander Stankovski. During the year 2012, he temporarily withdrew from the tables to study a new repertoire and deepen their knowledge of composition, film and literature. The result of that season, Fellner has become a great connoisseur of music use in the work of the Aragonese film director Luis Buñuel.

On this subject he has published several articles, among them, one piece with the title Subversion and silence, that appeared in the Swiss newspaper Neuen Zürcher Zeitung . At, It takes a look at the different stages of the films of Buñuel, analyzing the importance of classical music, of which the director was a great admirer, in the narrative composition of the tape. In many films of the Aragonese pieces can be heard Wagner – used repeatedly opera Tristan and Isolde (Abysses of passion, 1953)-, and Beethoven, Mozart or Brahms, whose Symphony No. 4 retrospectively added Hurdes (1933).

Till Fellner will be the sixth performance of the 21st season of Great Performers Series of the Scherzo Foundation, which it was inaugurated last month by Ivo Pogorelich February. In addition to the Croatian interpreter, They have also gone through the stage of the National Auditorium pianists Arcadi Volodos reputed, Paul Lewis y Lang Lang, the latter in a special concert for which tickets sold out. The program includes the 21st season 11 recitals, as well as three lectures by Volodos, Lewis and Till Fellner own. The latter masterclass will take place next 5 October. Throughout their 21 editions, Great Performers Cycle has received more than 200 concerts of the best pianists of recent decades, whose music have enjoyed over 300.000 people.


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The Well-Tempered Clavier, Notebook 2 – Prelude and Fugue No19 – 21 (BWV 888-890)


Sonata No 13, en Eb Op. 27/1, “Almost a fantasy"

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The Well-Tempered Clavier, Notebook 2 – Prelude and Fugue No22 – 24 (BWV 891-893)


Humoreske Op. 2

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