Pianist Tanja Huppert touched me with her Bach interpretations. This is a wonderful short video showing her versatility, but most importantly her passion and sensitivity.
When I started as CEO and Artistic Director of the Wiener Konzerthaus I was soon confronted with the retirement of the one and only Alban Berg Quartet. What a miracle to discover the Belcea Quartet who has become a star of their own in chamber music not only in Vienna.
The twin sisters Ferhan & Ferzan Önder were close friends of Fazil Say since their childhood days in Turkey. There new album “Play Fazil Say” is a homage to their friend and includes a recording of Say’s fascinating Gezi Park Concerto, a musical statement for peace and respect.
Daniela Mars is stunning young flautist from Brazil living in Paris. And she enjoys playing trio with herself 😉
I was never a particular fan of the Haydn cello concerto. This was until I heard Colombian cellist Santiago Cañón-Valencia playing it…
I met the young cellist Daniel Arias while teaching in Venezuela. He is now in Europe and one of the most promising young musicians we have.
Many musicians have several interests. Some of them even pursue multiple careers. But Serene Han is the only former Google coder who is also a stunning pianist.
I would love to share Beatrice Berrut Liszt interpretations but they would be too long for a short introduction. So I went for a Bach/Kempff Siciliano she played as an encore in Tel Aviv.