Piano Marathon with Florence Millet

am 25.10.2019 bis 27.10.2019, 19:30 bis 22:30
Preis: from 5 €

6 concerts and 3 master classes on 3 days in Bayreuth and at Schloss Thurnau. We are delighted to welcome the French piano festival “Les Amateurs Virtuoses” as our guest in Bayreuth for the second time. Pianist Florence Millet will be giving a number of master classes which are open to all who are interested.

Les Amateurs Virtuoses first partnered with Steingraeber in 2008, when the festival was launched and our pianists had, for the very first time, the privilege to play on these exceptional instruments.

The collaboration is still on this year, as we are having our second piano festival in Bayreuth, one of the most celebrated German capitals of classical music, from October 25th to 27th 2019. The festival will be held in the very heart of the city, in the Steingraeber factory itself. Masterclasses will be offered in the “Rococo” room, on pianos that belonged to Franz Liszt.

Master Classes with Florence Millet

These festivals are connected with “continuing education”, this time featuring the French star pianist Florence Millet. She gives public masterclasses in the Rokokosaal at 11am and 2pm on Saturday and at 14pm on Sunday. For 5 €, piano enthusiasts may listen to how the piano and the players’ piano-playing dialogue changes and refines them to concert maturity.

Florence Millet has been the musical partner of Pierre Boulez for many years at the famous IRCAM in Paris. As a concert pianist, she has appeared on large stages in Europe, America and China, performing with internationally renowned orchestras and top conductors. As a chamber musician, the quartets Tbilissi, Martfeld, Camerata, Miami String Quartet and Quatuor Danel are among their partners.

The pianist has recorded both the great repertoire of piano literature (Schumann, Liszt, Chopin, Schubert) and contemporary music (Elliott Carter, Oliver Knussen, Marc-Anthony Turnage and others) on CD. She holds a professorship for piano at the Cologne University of Music and Dance and is chair of the piano commission. She gives international masterclasses in Europe, America and Asia.

In the Steingraeber Chamber Music Hall 5 concerts take place in the Ahnensaal von Schloss Thurnau, the Research Institute for Music Theater of the University of Bayreuth (fimt) the Sunday matinee takes place.


Friday, 25 October

19.30 h Klavierabend Chopin, Fauré, Brahms und Ravel – Rapsodie espagnole für 2 Klaviere

Saturday, 26 October

11.00 h Meisterkurs Bach – 2. Französische Suite

14.00 h Meisterkurs Ravel – Jeux d‘eau

16.00 h Soirée Keith Jarrett, Clara Schumann, Chopin, Liszt, Schubert-Liszt, Skrjabin, Mompou, Erroll Garner

19.30 h Klavierabend Beethoven, Chopin, Mendelssohn, Schumann, Mozart-Grieg, Schubert-Prokofjew

Sunday, 27 October

11.00 h Matinee im Ahnensaal, fimt, Schloss Thurnau: Bach, Brahms, Dutilleux, Bizet-Horowitz, Rachmaninow-Wild, Strauss-Grünfeld, Donizetti-Liszt (zu 4 Händen), Schubert-Liszt,
Schumann-Liszt, Verdi-Liszt

14.00 h Meisterkurs Skrjabin, 6. Sonate

16.00 h Soirée Chopin, Skrjabin, Messiaen, Debussy, Bloch, Bartok, Pugnani-Kreisler

19.30 h FINALE: Konzert für 2 Klaviere mit Florence Millet

  • Debussy Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune
  • Ravel La Valse
  • Mendelssohn Sommernachtstraum
  • Dukas L’apprenti sorcier (Der Zauberlehrling)
  • Piazzolla Adios nonino
  • Guastavino Tres Romances Argentinos –Las Niñas de Santa Fe
  • Rachmaninow Danse symphonique no. 1
  • Tsfasman Always with you
  • Tsfasman/Glenn Miller Fantasy for 2 pianos and 8 hands on the themes from the movie Sun Valley Serenade

Entrance Fee

combined ticket for 6 concerts 46 € / Students  24 € (without Master Classes)

single tickets until Sunday, 4 pm, 10 € (pre-sales 8 €) / Students 5 €

single tickets for the final concert on Sunday at 7.30 pm, 22€ (pre-sales 18 €) / Students 5 €


Steingraeberpassage 1
95444 Bayreuth