Kit Armstrong: Wagner – Liszt – Mozart
am 24.07.2019, 19:30 bis 22:00
Preis: from 22 €
Kit Armstrong in the UNESCO World Heritage.
Remaining tickets might be available on 24 July at Steingraeber & Söhne, Friedrichstraße 2 and at the cash desk right before the recital.
There are many reasons to come to Bayreuth
The Wagner Festival, the Bayreuth Piano Festival, Bayreuth’s baroque architecture, Upper Franconia’s “local gourmet specialty region.” Sporting more than 200 breweries, it has the largest number per square kilometre in the world! Topping the list of attractions are Bayreuth’s palaces, gardens and the Margravial Opera House, built by the Margravine Wilhelmine in Bayreuth’s unique rococo style. For many years, the Margravial Opera House Bayreuth was closed for renovation. Finally it opened again for concerts and events. The opera house was built in the 18th century and was equal in size and splendor to the most famous houses of its time. In just four years of construction, the Opera House was built from 1744 to plans by Joseph St. Pierre. The façade design was based on northern Italian models and set the opera house off sharply from the adjacent houses.
The Steingraeber Haus is the only private palace from this period to have been preserved largely in its original form and since 1898 the piano factory has been located directly next door. We welcome every customer to experience how our instruments of exceptional quality are built, and we invite you not only to choose your own piano, but also to have it built according to your specifications, perhaps even to take advantage of a particular Steingraeber patent. Guests who come to select a Steingraeber piano can stay in the Artist Studio next to the Chamber Music Hall, right by the grand pianos in the grand piano showroom (Flügelhaus).
About Kit Armstrong
Described by the New York Times as a “brilliant pianist,” the “musical maturity and youthful audacity in his particular environment,” Kit Armstrong performs as a soloist with some of the world’s most famous orchestras while pursuing an active career as a pianist and composer. “Armstrong, the amazing artist who is only referred to as a musical phenomenon” (1992), appears today in international concert halls such as the Wiener Musikverein, the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, the Berlin Philharmonic, the Hamburg Elbphilharmonie, the NHK Hall Tokyo and the Palais des Beaux -Arts Brussels.
Armstrong works with many of the most sought-after conductors in the world, including Christian Thielemann, Herbert Blomstedt, Riccardo Chailly, Kent Nagano, Manfred Honeck, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Mario Venzago and Robin Ticciati. He has performed with some of the best orchestras in the world, including the Vienna Philharmonic, the Staatskapelle Dresden, the Bayerische Rundfunk Symphony Orchestra, the Gewandhaus Orchestra, the NHK Symphony Orchestra and the St. Martin in the Fields Academy. He was artist-in-residence of the Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern 2018 and “Artist-in-Resonance” at the Musikkollegium Winterthur, among others at renowned festivals, orchestras and concert halls.
The last seasons have been performed by the German music ensemble DSO Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester, the Musikkollegium Winterthur, the Frankfurt Museum Orchestra, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and the Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra. With the Swedish Chamber Orchestra he is touring Europe and with his longtime partners of the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, one of the world’s leading early music ensembles. His solo concerts are given at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, the Munich Prinzregententheater, the Ruhr Piano Festival, the Philharmonie Luxemburg and the Kölner Philharmonie.
1992 born and raised in Los Angeles, he studies music in London at the Curtis Institute of Music. At age 7, he began studying composition at Chapman University and physics at California State University, later studying chemistry and mathematics at the University of Pennsylvania and mathematics at Imperial College London. He earned a master’s degree in mathematics from the University of Paris VI. Alfred Brendel, who has worked as a teacher and mentor since 2005, writes to him an understanding of the great piano works that combine freshness and subtlety, emotion and intellect.
Wagner Sonate für M W
Liszt Au Bord d‘une source, Sonett 123, Aux cypress de la Villa d‘Este, Les jeux d‘eaux
Liszt Sonate h-moll
Mozart Fantasie in c-moll KV 475
Program changes reserved
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