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Wolfram Lorenzen (Piano)

Born: Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany

The German pianist, Wolfram Lorenzen, studied with Klaus Linder, Ludwig Hoffmann, Paul Badura-Skoda and participated in master0classes held by Wilhelm Kempff, among others. He has won many important international music competitions (Monza, Vercelli, Senigalla a.o.). In 1982 he was awarded first prize at the Sixth International Piano Competition in Montevideo, Uruguay.

Since then, numerous concert tours have led Wolfram Lorenzen to all countries over the world. He has performed as a soloist with such well-known orchestras as the Bamberger Symphoniker, Berliner Symphoniker, SWF Sinfonieorchester Baden-Baden, to name but a few, under such renowned conductors as Matthias Bamert, Ernest Bour, Sergiu Comissiona, Michael Gielen, Milan Horvat, Heinz Wallberg. His reopertoire includes seventy different piano concertos as well as an extensive solo repertoire and some four hundred chamber music works. He has made guest appearances at important music festivals such as the Salzburg Festival, the Flanders Festival and the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival , and he is a regular guest in the broadcasting studios of German-speaking countries and regions.

Wolfram Lorenzen has collaborated for many years with both the clarinetist Sabine Meyer and the flutist Peter-Lukas Graf. Together with the violinist Renate Eggebrecht and the Fanny Mendelssohn Quartet, Lorenzen has recorded the Max Reger Chamber Music Edition on three CDís. In 1998 he presented the world premiere CD recording of the autograph fair copy of the piano cycle Das Jahr ("The Year") by Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel. Lorenzenís first CD recording of Robert Schumannís piano works appeared in 2006 in honour of the 150th anniversary of the composerís death. His second volume with works by Robert and Clara Schumann appeared in 2010 in honour of the bicentennial of Robert Schumann's birth.

"Wolfram Lorenzen has a brilliant technique, power, the ability to let the music flow continuously, and his dynamic playing is impressive." - Chicago Tribune

Source: Wikipedia Website (October 2010); Troubadisc Website
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (April 2011)

Wolfram Lorenzen: Short Biography | Recordings of Instrumental Works

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Wolfram Lorenzen (Wikipedia)

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