Till Fellner

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Till Fellner (born 9 March 1972) is an Austrian pianist.

Biography[edit]

Pianist Till Fellner was born in Vienna and studied at the Konservatorium der Stadt Wien with Helene Sedo-Stadler, and subsequently with Alfred Brendel, Meira Farkas, Oleg Maisenberg and Claus-Christian Schuster. He won first prize in the Clara Haskil International Piano Competition in Vevey in 1993. He was awarded the Mozartinterpretationspreis of the Mozartgemeinde Wien in 1998.

An active chamber musician, Fellner regularly collaborates with cellist Heinrich Schiff, tenor Mark Padmore, violinist Lisa Batiashvili and cellist Adrian Brendel.

Till Fellner has received critical acclaim for his performances of the masterworks of the baroque, classical, and romantic particularly the compositions of J.S. Bach, Mozart, Schubert and Liszt. He performs musical rarities such as the piano sonata of Julius Reubke which was composed in Weimar under the aegis of Liszt. Fellner also performs music of the Second Viennese School of Arnold Schoenberg, Alban Berg and Anton Webern, as well as the contemporary classical music of Heinz Holliger, György Kurtág, Thomas Larcher, and Harrison Birtwistle, including some premieres.

During the 2008-10 Fellner performed the 32 sonatas of Beethoven in a seven recital series in Vienna, Paris, London, New York, and Tokyo. He also performed and recorded the Beethoven Piano Concertos No. 4 and No. 5 with the Montreal Symphony under the baton of Kent Nagano.

In 2009, Fellner was featured in the award-winning German-Austrian documentary Pianomania, about a Steinway & Sons piano tuner, which was directed by Lilian Franck and Robert Cibis. The film premiered theatrically in North America, where it was met with positive reviews by The New York Times,[1] as well as in Asia and throughout Europe, and is a part of the Goethe-Institut catalogue.

Recordings[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dargis, Manohla (3 November 2011). "‘Pianomania' by Lilian Franck and Robert Cibis - Review". The New York Times. 
  2. ^ The Well-Tempered, Soft-Spoken Clavier - Anthony Tommasini, New York Times
  3. ^ Sounds Both Eclectic and Electric - Anthony Tommasini, New York Times

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See also: Fellner