Till Fellner

Till Fellner

Austrian pianist Till Fellner's international career was launched in 1993 when he won First Prize at the Clara Haskil Competition in Vevey, Switzerland. Since then Till Fellner has appeared regularly with leading international orchestras and at the major music centers and festivals throughout Europe, the United States and Japan.

In the 2010 season, Mr. Fellner continues the next four installments of the Beethoven Piano Sonata cycle, which he has presented in New York, Washington, DC, London, Paris, Tokyo and Vienna.

Till Fellner has a lot of Beethoven in his life. He's playing all of the Beethoven Piano Sonatas on a tour of three continents as part of a three year project that concludes in 2010. He also just recorded Beethoven's Piano Concertos with Kent Nagano conducting the Montreal Symphony Orchestra. In Kent Nagano, Till Fellner says he's found a musical colleague who hears and sees Beethoven with fresh ears and eyes.

In addition to Till Fellner's Beethoven focus, his performing and recording activities also include Bach. The Washington Post wrote, "Fellner transformed the technical logic of Bach's 15 Three-Part Inventions, BWV 787-801, into a cast of characters sculpted as deftly as those in a Mozart opera."

More information on pianist Till Fellner is available on his website: www.tillfellner.com.

The music heard here: Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 4 and Piano Concerto No. 5 "Emperor" (ECM 001397502). Information on the recording is available here.

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