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Marta Felcman (Piano)

Born: Buenos Aires, Argentina

The Argentinean pianist, Marta Felcman, started piano studies at the age of 4 with Hebe Brandenburg in her native Argentina. Her musical development has been influenced by a succession of distinguished teachers, most notably Hans Graf at the Musikhochschule in Vienna; Paul Badura-Skoda also in Vienna; Louis Kentner and Peter Katin in London and Rosalyn Tureck in New York.

Marta Felcman, a leading Argentine pianist, quickly established herself internationally as a recitalist, soloist, and chamber musician. Winner of a number of important piano competitions in her native country, her performances won critical acclaim in the press in Europe, South America and in the USA. She is praised for her sensitive musicianship and interpretative genius. Audiences appreciate her warm engagement and her vast repertoire that ranges from J.S. Bach to Rorem and includes Argentinean composers.

Felcman has appeared in recitals and with orchestras in the Salon Dorado of the Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires, Musikverein in Vienna, Summer Festival in Toulouse, Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall in New York, the Bach Festival in Philadelphia, Herbst Theater in San Francisco, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond, Corcoran Gallery in Washington, DC, Yale University, Hofstra University, Wesleyan University in Lincoln, Nebraska, University of Texas in Brownsville, Zimmerli Arts Museum at Rutgers University and in many other halls. In addition to performances, she frequently conducts master classes at colleges and universities.

Her debut CD, released in September 2002, includes works by Scarlatti, Bach-Busoni, Guastavino, Robert Schumann and Ned Rorem. Her second CD devoted to works by Robert Schumann was issued by Eroica Classical Recordings in September, 2006 in commemoration of the composer’s anniversary. It has received accolades for her passionate and sensitive interpretations. Her recordings have been featured in documentaries and in films.

Marta Felcman has lived in New York City since 1983.

"Greatest musical sophistication" - Washington Post
" of the finest recitals in this writer's memory... power and dexterity....pure musical enjoyment." - Richmond Times (VA) Times-Dispatch
Shumann has to be one of the most imaginative performances I have heard." - Peter Katin
"Not only my piece, but all the others are played with care, understanding and prowess." - Ned Rorem
"A major artist!" - Laurence Vittes (music critic, Gramophone Magazine)


Source: Marta Felcman Website
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (February 2009)

Marta Felcman: Short Biography | Recordings of Instrumental Works

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