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Till Fellner (Piano)

Born: March 9, 1972 - Vienna, Austria

The Austrian pianist, Till Fellner, studied at the Konservatorium der Stadt Wien with Helene Sedo-Stadler before going on to study privately with Alfred Brendel, Meira Farkas, Oleg Maisenberg and Claus-Christian Schuster. He first gained international recognition by winning first prize at the prestigious Clara Haskil International Competition in 1993. He was also awarded the Mozartinterpretationspreis of the Mozartgemeinde Wien in 1998.

Till Fellner has performed with many of the world's most famous orchestras and has appeared in major concert halls and at important festivals in Europe, the USA and Japan. He has worked with many leading conductors including Claudio Abbado, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Christoph von Dohnányi, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Heinz Holliger, Marek Janowski, Sir Charles Mackerras, Sir Neville Marriner, Kent Nagano, Jukka-Pekka Saraste, Leonard Slatkin, Claudius Traunfellner, Franz Welser-Möst, and Hans Zender.

His regular chamber music partners include cellist Heinrich Schiff, tenor Mark Padmore in Lieder recitals, and violinist Lisa Batiashvili and cellist Adrian Brendel in a piano trio.

Till Fellner has been critically praised for his performances of the standard Baroque, classical, and romantic repertoire of music by Robert Schumann, J.S. Bach, L.v. Beethoven, W.A. Mozart, Franz Liszt, and Schubert, as well as rarities such as the piano sonata of Julius Reubke. He also performs music of the 2nd Viennese School of Arnold Schoenberg, Alban Berg and Anton Webern and the contemporary classical music of Heinz Holliger, György Kurtág, Thomas Larcher, and Harrison Birtwistle, including some premieres.

Important performances of the last season (2007-2008) included concerts with the Orchestre National de France (Kurt Masur), Philharmonia Orchestra London (Sir Charles Mackerras), Montréal Symphony (Kent Nagano) and Münchner Philharmoniker (Lothar Zagrosek). Further highlights were a trio tour with Lisa Batiashvili and Adrian Brendel and highly praised solo recitals in important cities and venues in Europe, Canada and the USA.

The seasons 2008-2009 and 2009-2010 focus on L.v. Beethoven: since October 2008 Till Fellner is playing all L.v. Beethoven piano sonatas in a cycle that will span 7 concerts. The complete cycle is presented in New York, Washington, Tokyo, London, Paris, Vienna and other cities. Having started in spring 2008, the project performing and recording all L.v. Beethoven piano concertos with Kent Nagano and the Montréal Symphony was continued in autumn 2008. In addition a highly acclaimed tour with Lisa Batiashvili and Adrian Brendel in November 2008 included the L.v. Beethoven Trios Op. 1.

Till Fellner has recorded numerous CD's, including J.S. Bach's "The Welltempered Klavier, Book I" (ECM Records; recorded 2002). . In March 2009 his latest recording with J.S. Bach’s Two-part Inventions, Three-part Sinfonias and the French Suite V was released (ECM Records; recorded 2007).

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Source: Till Fellner Website (August 2008); IMG Artists Website (April 2009); Wikipedia Website
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Aryeh Oron (July 2009)

Till Fellner: Short Biography | Recordings of Instrumental Works
Reviews of Instrumental Recordings:
Till Fellner Records Bach's Well Tempered Clavier Book I
Discussions of Instrumental Recordings:
WTC 1 BWV 846-869 - T. Fellner

Links to other Sites

Till Fellner (Official Website) [German/English]
Till Felnner (piano) - Biography (Inpgen & Williams)
Till Fellner (IMG Artists)

Till Fellner (Wikipedia)
Till Fellner (Ionarts)
Till Fellner (ECM)

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