The three pianists perform as soloists, duet and trio on the Alfred Brendel Grand Piano works by Iiro Rantala, Johann Sebastian Bach, Pulp, Michael Wollny, Leszek Możdżer, Walter Norris, Krzysztof Komeda, Lars Danielsson and Chick Corea. Benefit Concert in support of UNICEF. Stiftung Berliner Philharmoniker in co-operation with ACT Music
The Philharmonie has always been a top address for jazz fans. This eveningʼs concert marks the start of a new series which will form a permanent feature of the Berliner Philharmoniker Foundationʼs events:Jazz at Berlin Philharmonic.The premiere will be given by three top-class pianists performing solos, duets and even trios: For example,Leszek Możdżer,who is known for his outstanding pianistic touch, and is regarded as one of the best on the international scene – not least due to his innovative crossovers between classical music and jazz: “The philosophy behind my playing is not to press the keys of the piano, but to throw the hammers into the air.” The second of the group is the up-and-coming German starMichael Wollnyon the “Alfred Brendel piano”. According toFAZ,he is the “perfect master of the piano”, who always manages effortlessly to reinvent himself – after all, says Wollny, the actual music is to be found particularly where convention least expects it to be found. Our third guest is the Finnish pianistIiro Rantala, one of todayʼs most virtuoso jazz musicians who is celebrated on the scene as a “natural phenomenon at the keys”. As a benefit concert for UNICEF, all proceeds from the evening will go to help children in Burundi and Sierra Leone.