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Till Fellner with Chicago Symphony

Manfred Honeck shows why he remains one of the CSO’s most valued guest conductors

by John von Rhein Chicago Tribune

January 26, 2018

“…His sound was always present, always well supported by the orchestra, notably in those pages where the piano and solo woodwinds engage in quasi-operatic song. The unhurried finale wore a Viennese smile to complement its tasteful classical manners. I found much to enjoy here, and so, evidently, did the audience, which called the pianist back for bow after bow.”

Till Fellner with Philharmonia Orchestra

Philharmonia Orchestra/Enrique Mazzola . . . Till Fellner plays Mozart K466

by Colin Anderson Classical Source

June 8, 2017

“Mazzola and the Philharmonia then provided an excellent accompaniment for K466, surreptitious and stylish in the first movement, a perfect foil for Till Fellner, a Brendel protégée, who was subtle and refined, yet also carried an electric charge, with crisp phrasing embracing lyrical tenderness, somehow both rarefied and earthy, fortissimos unforced; and using Beethoven’s cadenza confirmed a meeting of great minds, true to the later composer and also integral to music he very much admired.”

Till Fellner with Berlin Philharmonic

Haitink dirigiert Bruckner voll bitterer Wahrheit

by Felix Stephan The Berliner Morgenpost

December 7, 2015

“There are pianists who don’t quite know what to do with Mozart’s piano music.  And then there are interpreters such as the Viennese Till Fellner, musicians whose sound and interpretive sensibility seem tailormade for Mozart. His touch creates a precise and airy impression; his cantabile is obviously luminous. A former private student of Alfred Brendel, he does not use Mozart’s  Piano Concerto K. 503 in C Major to push himself into the foreground. Quite the contrary, in his debut with the Berlin Philharmonic the 43-year old Fellner’s approach had chamber music sensibility. He eschews virtuosity in favor of timeless, effective sound.”



Till Fellner with Boston Symphony Orchestra

Under Haitink, an ensemble speaking in its own voice

by Jeremy Eichler The Boston Globe

April 27, 2012

“The evening’s refined soloist was the young yet well-traveled Austrian pianist Till Fellner in his BSO debut. His playing was all Apollonian grace, with a sensitively spun Andante and a third movement cadenza that was remarkable in its clarity, musicality, and feline virtuosity. Haitink was a responsive partner, meeting him at every turn.”

Till Fellner with Chicago Symphony Orchestra

With CSO, Honeck brings bracing insights to Beethoven, Dvorak works

by John von Rhein The Chicago Tribune

January 19, 2012

“Fellner’s beautifully weighted tone, capable of infinite dynamic nuance, was all his own, as was the immaculate finish of his pianism in the outer movements and the expressive gravity he brought to the central largo. With Fellner, every interpretive gesture took on a convincing motivation that stemmed directly from the score.”


Beethoven Piano Cto. No. 2, Kent Nagano, Montreal Symphony

Till Fellner performs Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 2

The Globe and Mail

October 14, 2011

“Fellner isn’t into pyrotechnics. He delivered a beautifully elegant and dexterous reading of the work. There’s a lightness to his touch that belies its intensity and precision.”