Christoph Berner

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Christoph Berner (born 1971)[1] is an Austrian classical pianist.

Berner won the prizes for interpretation of the works of Mozart and Schumann at the 2003 Concours Géza Anda.[2] Earlier, he took second in the 1997 International Beethoven Competition, Vienna.[3]

Berner may be best known for his collaborations with German tenor Werner Güra, with whom he has recorded songs of Brahms, Robert and Clara Schumann, and especially Schubert; the duo have recorded both Winterreise and Schwanengesang.[4] He has also collaborated with instrumentalists like Heinrich Schiff.[5]

Berner often plays on a fortepiano, although not necessarily one specific to the piece; on his recording of Winterreise, he used a fortepiano from 1871, 43 years after the death of Schubert.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Christoph Berner". VIAF.
  2. ^ "Mozart & Schumann-Preis". Géza Anda Competition.
  3. ^ "Biographie". Christoph Berner. Archived from the original on 2017-09-13. Retrieved 2019-07-02.
  4. ^ "Werner Güra". Harmonia Mundi.
  5. ^ "Biographie". Christoph Berner. Archived from the original on 2017-09-13. Retrieved 2019-07-02.