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Below you find a list of concerts that I consider attending (or have attended); this is merely for information. The occurrence of an event does not imply endorsement or promotion (nor do I promise reviewing each and every one of these concerts). All concerts are in Switzerland, unless noted otherwise.
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  • Fri
    04
    Jan
    2019

    Concert: Piano Recital, Byron Wei-Xin Zhou — Geneva, 2019-01-04

    20:00Geneva, Victoria Hall

    Byron Weixin Zhou (© Hongfei Ni)

    Chinese Cross Cultural Festival

    Tong Sang (1923 - 2012): Fair Maiden from Afar (1943)
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827): Piano Sonata No.4 in E♭ major, op.7
    Alexander Scriabin (1872 - 1915): 8 Etudes, op.42: No.4, Etude in F♯ major
    Alexander Scriabin (1872 - 1915): 8 Etudes, op.42: No.5, Etude in C♯ minor
    Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873 - 1943): Piano Sonata No.2 in B♭ minor, op.36


    Byron Wei-Xin Zhou, piano

    (the original, orchestral program was cancelled)

    → Blog Review (★★★½)


  • Tue
    15
    Jan
    2019

    Concert: Piano Recital Joseph-Maurice Weder — Zurich, 2019-01-15

    19:30Zurich, Semper-Aula / ETH

    Joseph-Maurice Weder (© Viktor Friesen)

    Musik an ETH und UZH — "To Be or Not To Be"

    Jannik Giger (*1985): Accelerated for Piano (2017)
    Leoš Janáček (1854 - 1928): Sonata 1.X.1905
    Richard Dubugnon (*1968): Sonata V, op.82 (2018)
    Franz Liszt (1811 - 1886): Sonata in B minor, S.178


    Joseph-Maurice-Weder, piano

    → Blog Review (★★★)


  • Thu
    31
    Jan
    2019

    Concert: Piano Recital, Oliver Schnyder — Wetzikon ZH, 2019-01-31

    19:30Wetzikon, KZO

    Oliver Schnyder (© Marco Borggreve)

    Klavierissimo Festival 2019, Wetzikon

    Carl Maria von Weber (1786 - 1826): Sonata No.4 in E minor, op.70 (1822)
    Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy (1809 - 1847): Variations sérieuses in D minor, op.54 (1841)
    Sergei Prokofiev (1891 - 1953): Sonata No.6 in A major, op.82 (1940)
    Gabriel Fauré (1845 - 1924): Ballad in F♯ major, op.19 (1879)


    Oliver Schnyder, piano

    → Blog Review (★★★★½)


  • Fri
    01
    Feb
    2019

    Concert: Piano Recital, Alina Bercu — Wetzikon ZH, 2019-02-01

    19:30Wetzikon, KZO

    Alina Bercu (source: www.alinabercu.com)

    Klavierissimo Festival 2019, Wetzikon

    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827): Piano Sonata No.4 in E♭ major, op.7 (1797)
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827): Piano Sonata No.5 in C minor, op.10/1 (1798)
    Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849): Nocturne No.7 in C♯ minor, op.27/1, CT 114 (1836)
    Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849): Nocturne No.8 in D♭ major, op.27/2, CT 115 (1836)
    Sergei Rachmaninoff (1875 - 1943): 6 Moments Musicaux, op.16 (1896)


    Alina Bercu, piano

    → Blog Review (★★★)


  • Sat
    02
    Feb
    2019

    Concert: Piano Recital, Alice di Piazza — Wetzikon ZH, 2019-02-02

    15:30Wetzikon, KZO

    Alice di Piazza (© David Marchon)

    Klavierissimo Festival 2019, Wetzikon

    Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897): Chorale Prelude "O wie selig seid ihr doch, ihr Frommen", op.122/6 (1896)
    Robert Schumann (1810 - 1856): Two Romances from op.28 (1839)
    Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897): Chorale Prelude "Herzlich tut mich verlangen", op.122/10 (1896)
    Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897): 7 Fantasias, op.116 (1892)


    Alice di Piazza, piano

    → Blog Review (★★½)


  • Concert: Piano Recital, Deszö Ránki — Wetzikon ZH, 2019-02-02

    17:15Wetzikon, KZO

    Dezsö Ránki (© Szilvia Csibi)

    Klavierissimo Festival 2019, Wetzikon

    Franz Joseph Haydn (1732 - 1809): Piano Sonata in B♭ major, Hob.XVI/41 (1784)
    Maurice Ravel (1875 - 1931): Menuet sur le nom de Haydn, M.58 (1909)
    Maurice Ravel (1875 - 1931): Sonatine, M.40 (1903 - 1905)
    Béla Bartók (1882 - 1945): Vol.I from "For Children", Sz.42, BB 53 (Version 1945)
    Béla Bartók (1882 - 1945): Romanian Christmas Carols, Sz.57, BB 67 (1915)
    Béla Bartók (1882 - 1945): Suite, op.14, Sz.62, BB 70 (1916)
    Franz Joseph Haydn (1732 - 1809): Piano Sonata in E♭ major, Hob.XVI/49 (1790)


    Deszö Ránki, piano

    → Blog Review (★★★★½)


  • Concert: Piano Recital, Yulianna Avdeeva — Wetzikon ZH, 2019-02-02

    20:00Wetzikon, KZO

    Yulianna Avdeeva (© Harald Hoffman)

    Klavierissimo Festival 2019, Wetzikon

    Claude Debussy (1862 - 1918): Estampes, L.100 (1903)
    Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1829): Ballade No.3 in A♭ major, op.47, CT 4 (1841)
    Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1829): Mazurka No.36 in A minor, op.59/1, CT 86 (1845)
    Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1829): Mazurka No.37 in A♭ major, op.59/2, CT 87 (1845)
    Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1829): Mazurka No.38 in F♯ minor, op.59/3, CT 88 (1845)
    Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1829): Prélude in C♯ minor, op.45, CT 190 (1841)
    Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1829): Scherzo No.3 in C♯ minor, op.39, CT 199 (1839)
    Modest Mussorgsky (1839 - 1881): Pictures at an Exhibition


    Yulianna Avdeeva, piano

    → Blog Review (★★★★★)


  • Fri
    01
    Mar
    2019

    Concert: Piano Recital Claire Huangci — Zurich, 2019-03-01

    19:30Zurich, Tonhalle Maag

    Claire Huangci (© Mateusz Zahora)

    Neue Konzertreihe Zürich

    Domenico Scarlatti (1585 - 1757): Sonata in D major, K.443
    Domenico Scarlatti (1585 - 1757): Sonata in A major, K.208
    Domenico Scarlatti (1585 - 1757): Sonata in D major, K.29
    Domenico Scarlatti (1585 - 1757): Sonata in D major, K.435
    Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849): Nocturne No.3 in B♭ major, op.9/3, CT 110
    Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849): Nocturne No.13 in C minor, op.48/1, CT 120
    Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873 - 1943): No.2, Prélude in C♯ minor, from Morceaux de fantaisie, op.3
    Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873 - 1943): Préludes Nos.1 - 7 from 10 Préludes, op.23
    Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849): 24 Préludes, op.28


    Claire Huangci, piano

    → Blog Review (★★★★½)


  • Wed
    27
    Mar
    2019

    Concert: Piano Recital Olga Kern — Zurich, 2019-03-27

    19:30Zurich, Aula der Universität

    Olga Kern (© Dale Steadman)

    Musik an ETH und UZH — Special Concert

    Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873 - 1943): Études-Tableaux, opp.33 & 39 — selection
    Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873 - 1943): Préludes, op.3/2, op.23, op.32  — selection, 8 Préludes
    George Gershwin (1898 - 1937): 3 Preludes (1926)
    Earl Wild (1915 - 2010): "Fascinating Rhythm" from Seven Virtuoso Études on Popular Songs by George Gershwin (1898 - 1937)
    Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873 - 1943): Moment Musicaux, op.16 — 4. Moment Musical in E minor, Presto
    Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873 - 1943): Morceaux de salon op.10 — 3. Barcarolle in G minor
    Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873 - 1943): Morceaux de fantaisie, op.3 — 5. Polichinelle in F♯ minor
    Alexander Scriabin (1871 - 1915): 2 Études from 8 Études, op.42
    Mily Balakirev (1837 - 1910): Oriental Fantasy "Islamey", op.18


    Olga Kern, piano

    → Blog Review (★★★★)


  • Tue
    30
    Apr
    2019

    Concert: Piano Recital Kogima/Fajdiga/Conus/Kliuchko — Zurich, 2019-04-30

    19:30Zurich, Aula der Universität

    International Engadin Piano Summer Academy (source: www.musicaldiscovery.ch)

    Musik an ETH und UZH — Charity Concert, Orphanhealthcare Foundation
    Students of the Engadin International Piano Summer Academy 2017

    • Richard Octaviano Kogima (Brazil)
      • Johann  Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750): English Suite No.3 in G minor, BWV 808
    • Meta Fajdiga (Slovenia)
      • Franz Liszt (1811 - 1886): Consolation No.3 in D♭ major, S.172/3
      • Franz Liszt (1811 - 1886): "Années de Pèlerinage, 2me Année – Italie": No.7, Après une lecture du Dante, S.161/7
    • Jérémie Conus (Switzerland)
      • Frank Martin (1890 - 1974): Eight Préludes (1947/1948) — Jérémie Conus
    • Aleksandr Kliuchko (Russia)
      • Maurice Ravel (1875 - 1937): Gaspard de la nuit, M.55 — Alexandr Kliuchko

    → Blog Review


  • Tue
    21
    May
    2019

    Concert: Piano Recital Konstantin Scherbakov — Zurich, 2019-05-21

    19:30Zurich, Aula der Universität

    Konstantin Scherbakov (source: scherbakov.ch; photo © Jen-Pin)

    Musik an ETH und UZH — Beethoven's Last Piano Works

    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827):

    • 33 Variations on a Waltz by Anton Diabelli (Diabelli Variations), op.120
    • 11 Bagatelles, op.119
    • 6 Bagatelles, op.126
    • Rondo a capriccio "Die Wut über den verlornen Groschen" (The Rage over the Lost Penny), op.129

    Konstantin Scherbakov, piano

    → Blog Review (★★★★½)


  • Sat
    21
    Sep
    2019

    Concert: Konstantin Scherbakov, Beethoven Sonata Cycle — Zurich, 2019-09-21

    11:30Zurich, Alte Kantonsschule

    Konstantin Scherbakov @ Zurich University, 2019-05-21 (© Rolf Kyburz)

    Musik an der ETH und UZH — Beethoven Sonata Cycle, Recital I

    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827):

    • Piano Sonata No.1 in F minor, op.2/1
    • Piano Sonata No.2 in A major, op.2/2
    • Piano Sonata No.3 in C major, op.2/3
    • Piano Sonata No.4 in E♭ major, op.7

    Konstantin Scherbakov, piano

    → Blog Review (★★★★½)


  • Sat
    26
    Oct
    2019

    Concert: Konstantin Scherbakov, Beethoven Sonata Cycle — Zurich, 2019-10-26

    11:30Zurich, Alte Kantonsschule

    Konstantin Scherbakov @ Zurich University, 2019-05-21 (© Rolf Kyburz)

    Musik an der ETH und UZH — Beethoven Sonata Cycle, Recital II

    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827):

    • Piano Sonata No.5 in C minor, op.10/1
    • Piano Sonata No.6 in F major, op.10/2
    • Piano Sonata No.7 in D major, op.10/3
    • Piano Sonata No.8 in C minor, op.13, "Pathétique"

    Konstantin Scherbakov, piano

    → Event Website
    → Blog Review (planned)


  • Tue
    19
    Nov
    2019

    Concert: Piano Recital Dmytro Choni — Zurich, 2019-11-19

    19:30Zurich, Semper-Aula / ETHZ

    Dmytro Choni (source: dmytrochoni.com; © Dmytro Choni)

    Musik an ETH und UZH — "Romantic Songs and Tales"

    Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897): 2 Rhapsodies, op.79
    Robert Schumann (1810 - 1856): Gesänge der Frühe, op.133
    Franz Liszt (1811 - 1886): "Années de Pèlerinage, 2me Année – Italie" — No.7, Après une lecture du Dante, S.161/7
    Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873 - 1943): 6 Romances, op.38: No.3, “Daisies”
    Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873 - 1943): 12 Romances, op.21: No.5, “Lilacs”
    Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873 - 1943): 6 Moments Musicaux, op.16: No.4, Presto in E minor
    Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873 - 1943): Piano Sonata No.2 in B♭ minor, op.36


    Dmytro Choni, piano

    → Event Website
    → Blog Review (planned)


  • Wed
    20
    Nov
    2019

    Concert: Piano Recital Claire Huangci — Lucerne, 2019-11-20

    12:15Lucerne, Lukaskirche

    Claire Huangci (© Mateusz Zahora)

    Lucerne Piano Festival — Debut Series

    Domenico Scarlatti (1685 - 1757): 4 Sonatas

    • Sonata in D major, K.443
    • Sonata in A major, K.208
    • Sonata in D major, K.29
    • Sonata in D major, K.435

    Franz Schubert (1797 - 1828): Four Impromptus, op.posth.142, D.935
    Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873 - 1943): No.2, Prélude in C♯ minor, from Morceaux de fantaisie, op.3
    Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873 - 1943): From 10 Préludes, op.23

    • Prélude in F♯ minor, op.23/1
    • Prélude in B♭ major, op.23/2
    • Prélude in D minor, op.23/3
    • Prélude in D major, op.23/4
    • Prélude in G minor, op.23/5
    • Prélude in E♭ major, op.23/6
    • Prélude in C minor, op.23/7

    Claire Huangci, piano

    → Event Website
    → Blog Review (planned)


  • Thu
    21
    Nov
    2019

    Concert: Piano Recital Danae Dörken — Lucerne, 2019-11-21

    12:15Lucerne, Lukaskirche

    Danae Dörken (© Martin Teschner)

    Lucerne Piano Festival — Debut Series

    Claude Debussy (1862 - 1918): "Images" pour piano, 1ère série
    Béla Bartók (1881 - 1945): Romanian Folk Dances, Sz 56
    Francis Poulenc (1899 - 1963): Huit Nocturnes
    Manuel de Falla (1876 - 1946): Fire Dance from the ballet El amor brujo
    Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849): Piano Sonata No.3 in B minor, op.58


    Danae Dörken, piano

    → Event Website
    → Blog Review (planned)


  • Fri
    22
    Nov
    2019

    Concert: Piano Recital Alexander Ullman — Lucerne, 2019-11-22

    12:15Lucerne, Lukaskirche

    Alexander Ullman (© Kaupo Kikkas)

    Lucerne Piano Festival — Debut Series

    Franz Liszt (1811 - 1886): From Harmonies poétiques et religieuses, S.173 —
    • Bénédiction de Dieu dans la solitude, S.173/3
    • Funérailles, S 173/7
    • Cantique d’amour, S 173/10
    Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840 - 1893): Suite from the ballet "The Nutcracker", op.71a , arr. Mikhail Pletnev (*1957)
    Igor Stravinsky (1882 - 1971): Suite “L’oiseau de feu“, arr. Guido Agosti (1901 - 1989) —
    • II. Dance infernale du roi Kastchei
    • VI. Berceuse
    • VII. Finale

    Alexander Ullman, piano

    → Event Website
    → Blog Review (planned)


  • Sat
    23
    Nov
    2019

    Concert: Konstantin Scherbakov, Beethoven Sonata Cycle — Zurich, 2019-11-23

    11:30Zurich, Alte Kantonsschule

    Konstantin Scherbakov @ Zurich University, 2019-05-21 (© Rolf Kyburz)

    Musik an der ETH und UZH — Beethoven Sonata Cycle, Recital III

    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827):

    • Piano Sonata No.9 in E major, op.14/1
    • Piano Sonata No.10 in G major, op.14/2
    • Piano Sonata No.11 in B♭ major, op.22
    • Piano Sonata No.12 in A♭ major, op.26

    Konstantin Scherbakov, piano

    → Event Website
    → Blog Review (planned)


  • Sat
    21
    Dec
    2019

    Concert: Konstantin Scherbakov, Beethoven Sonata Cycle — Zurich, 2019-12-21

    11:30Zurich, Alte Kantonsschule

    Konstantin Scherbakov @ Zurich University, 2019-05-21 (© Rolf Kyburz)

    Musik an der ETH und UZH — Beethoven Sonata Cycle, Recital IV

    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827):

    • Piano Sonata No.13 in E♭ major, op.27/1
    • Piano Sonata No.14 in C♯ minor, op.27/2 ("Moonlight Sonata")
    • Piano Sonata No.15 in D major, op.28 ("Pastoral")
    • Piano Sonata No.16 in G major, op.31/1

    Konstantin Scherbakov, piano

    → Event Website
    → Blog Review (planned)




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