Austrian pianist Till Fellner‘s international career was launched in 1993 when he won First Prize at the renowned Clara Haskil Competition in Vevey, Switzerland. He has performed with many of the most important orchestras and at the major music centers of Europe, USA, and Asia, and is finally making his Festival debut. Fellner, who recently completed a residency with the Bamberg Symphony, will perform two of Schumann’s major works for The Gilmore – the Papillions, Op. 2, and the Fantasie, Op. 17.
|SCHUMANN||Papillions, Op. 2|
|BEETHOVEN||Sonata Op. 27, No. 1, “Quasi una fantasia”|
|SCHUMANN||Fantasie in C Minor, Op. 17|
Austrian pianist Till Fellner’s international career was launched in 1993 when he won First Prize at the renowned Clara Haskil Competition in Vevey, Switzerland. Over a period of more than two decades, he has become a sought-after guest with many of the world’s most important orchestras and at the major music centres of Europe, USA and Japan, as well as numerous festivals. In the past few years he has dedicated himself to two milestones of the piano repertoire: the Well-Tempered Clavier of Johann Sebastian Bach and the 32 piano sonatas of Ludwig van Beethoven. He performed the Beethoven cycle from 2008 to 2010 in New York, Washington, Tokyo, London, Paris and Vienna.
In 2012 Till Fellner withdrew from performing for a year to devote himself to the study of new repertoire and to deepen his knowledge of composition, literature and film. In the 2013-2014 season, he was Artist-in-Residence at the Bamberg Symphony, following an extensive tour of South America with the orchestra prior to his sabbatical. Other highlights of this season included concerts with the Munich Philharmonic under Kent Nagano, San Francisco Symphony Orchestra under Semyon Bychkov, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra under Manfred Honeck and the NHK Symphony Orchestra under Sir Neville Marriner.
He has collaborated with Claudio Abbado, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Herbert Blomstedt, Christoph von Dohnányi, Bernard Haitink, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Sir Charles Mackerras, Kurt Masur, Kent Nagano, Jonathan Nott, Claudius Traunfellner and Hans Zender, among many others.
In the field of chamber music Till Fellner regularly collaborates with the British tenor Mark Padmore, with whom he will perform lieder recitals in Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Konzerthaus Dortmund and Musikverein Vienna in November 2014. The Belcea Quartet has invited him to celebrate their 20th anniversary in 2015 with performances of Brahms’ piano quintet in major cities throughout Europe and a subsequent recording.