Abo Series U

Piano

He wanted to play more Bach, and now he is finally ready to do so, as Daniil Trifonov said in a recent interview. And he is also promptly turning this idea into reality. In our Piano series, the Russian pianist presents an all-Bach programme – with one of the most challenging works that the composer left us: The Art of Fugue. According to Trifonov, this is music that although it is conceived mathematically and contrapuntally, it must also be made to “float”. In his hands, Bach’s work sounds buoyant, transparent and playful.

The next guest in this series is a long-standing artistic partner of the Berliner Philharmoniker: Sir András Schiff has been a regular guest pianist in orchestral concerts since 1989, and has also performed acclaimed Bach and Beethoven cycles in solo recitals.

Anna Vinnitskaya takes us into completely different worlds of piano music. For the daughter of two pianists, playing the piano is as much a part of life as breathing or eating. Technical limits? She has none. In 2007, she won first prize in piano at the Concours Musical Reine Elisabeth in Brussels – only the second woman in the history of the competition to do so. Her piano recital in this series includes Robert Schumann’s expressive, subtle Piano Sonata No. 1, and elegantly sumptuous Impromptus by Frédéric Chopin. Her programme also features Maurice Ravel’s Valses nobles et sentimentales and La Valse, in which the French composer takes an idiosyncratic approach to the Viennese waltz.

Jan Lisiecki, who brings the series to a close, is only 26 and already a global star. Born in Canada to Polish parents, he was already giving impressive performances of Chopinʼs piano concertos when he was only 13 and 14 years old. It is no surprise that he has since been regarded as a specialist in subtle, poetic performances of the composer’s works. For his guest appearance in the Chamber Music Hall of the Philharmonie Berlin, he also performs Chopin’s Etudes and Nocturnes.


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Monday,

25 Oct 2021,
20:00

Philharmonie

Serie: U

Mon, 25 Oct 2021, 20:00
Philharmonie

Daniil Trifonov piano

Works by Johann Sebastian Bach

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Saturday,

05 Feb 2022,
19:00

Kammermusiksaal

Serie: U

Sat, 05 Feb 2022, 19:00
Kammermusiksaal

Sir András Schiff piano

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Friday,

25 Mar 2022,
20:00

Kammermusiksaal

Chamber Music | Serie: U

Fri, 25 Mar 2022, 20:00
Kammermusiksaal

Anna Vinnitskaya piano

Works by Robert Schumann, Frédéric Chopin and Maurice Ravel

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Tuesday,

10 May 2022,
20:00

Kammermusiksaal

Serie: U

Tue, 10 May 2022, 20:00
Kammermusiksaal

Jan Lisiecki piano

Works by Frédéric Chopin

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