Pianist Till Fellner plays with scrupulous musicianship, purity of style, and sparkling keyboard command – qualities that have earned him acclaim throughout Europe, the United States and Japan. His readings of the works of Bach and Beethoven in particular have placed him among the elect in this repertoire, and the inspired ingenuity of his performances of such 20th century masters as György Kurtág and Elliott Carter have earned him many accolades.
In North America in 2012/2013, Feller performs a recital program of Haydn, Mozart, Bach and Schumann at Carnegie Hall’s Zankel Hall and for San Francisco Performances, and joins Kent Nagano and the Montreal Symphony for Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 3.
Last season, Fellner played Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 1 with Manfred Honeck and the Chicago Symphony, Beethoven No. 2 with Bramwell Tovey and the Vancouver Symphony and with Kent Nagano and the Montreal Symphony, the Schumann Piano Concerto with Xian Zhang and the Indianapolis Symphony, and Mozart Piano Concerto in E flat Major, K. 482, with Bernard Haitink and the Boston Symphony Orchestra. He was heard in recital in Cleveland, Washington, DC, Seattle, London and in France, and in chamber music venues at the Salzburg Festival and the Schubertiade Schwarzenberg with his trio partnersAdrian Brendel and Lisa Batiashvili. In the fall of 2011, Fellner and the noted English tenor Mark Padmore continued their series of song recitals in Paris and Japan.
In recent seasons, Fellner completed his critically acclaimed complete Beethoven piano sonata cycle, which he performed throughout the U.S., and at Konzerthaus in Vienna, Wigmore Hall in London, the Salle Gaveau in Paris, and Toppan Hall in Tokyo. In addition to performing Schubert’s Winterreise on tour with Mark Padmore, he appeared at the Orford Festival International de Musique with Kent Nagano and the Montréal Symphony, the Orchestre National de France with Kurt Masur, the Philharmonia Orchestra of London under Sir Charles Mackerras, and the Munich Philharmonic with Lothar Zagrosek.
In 1993 Till Fellner came to world attention by winning First Prize at the important Clara Haskil International Piano Competition at Vevey, Switzerland. Since that time, Fellner has appeared as guest soloist with many of the world's foremost orchestras, working with conductors such as Claudio Abbado, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Christoph von Dohnányi, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Kurt Masur, Leonard Slatkin, and Franz Welser-Möst, among many others. He has also performed as partner to cellist Heinrich Schiff and violinist Viviane Hagner, as well as Mr. Padmore, Ms. Batiashvili and Adrian Brendel.
He has collaborated with numerous conductors, including Claudio Abbado, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Christoph von Dohnányi, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Heinz Holliger, Marek Janowski, Sir Charles Mackerras, Sir Neville Marriner, Kurt Masur, Kent Nagano, Jukka-Pekka Saraste, Leonard Slatkin, Claudius Traunfellner, Franz Welser-Möst, and Hans Zender.
Till Fellner has an impressive discography to his credit on the EMI, Claves, Erato, Philips, and ECM labels. His 2010 ECM recording of the Beethoven Piano Concertos Nos. 4 and 5, with Nagano and the Montreal Symphony, was lauded for its clarity and impeccable beauty. He appears on an ECM album of new works by Thomas Larcher, and his recording of Bach’s Two- and Three-Part Inventions and French Suite No. V, has received widespread critical praise, in keeping with his acclaimed ECM recording of the first book of Bach’s monumental Well-Tempered Clavier. Fellner has also recorded Mozart’s Piano Concertos Nos. 19, 22, and 25; Beethoven’s Concertos Nos. 2 & 3; a selection of Beethoven piano sonatas; Beethoven’s works for cello and piano (with Heinrich Schiff), Schubert’s Sonata in A minor D.784 plus 6 Moments musicaux, 4 Impromptus and 12 waltzes; Schumann’s “Kreisleriana,” Op. 16 and Schönberg’s Suite for Piano, Op. 25.
Till Fellner was a student of Helene Sedo-Stadler and has studied privately with Alfred Brendel, Meira Farkas, Oleg Maisenberg, and Claus-Christian Schuster.
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