Oliver Schnyder — Piano Recital, Zurich, 2017-02-27

Piano recital, Oliver Schnyder @ Tonhalle Zurich, 2017-02-27 — Beethoven: Piano Sonata No.9 in E major, op.14/1 & Piano Sonata No.27 in E minor, op.90; Bartók: Piano Sonata, Sz.80 / BB 88; Brahms: Piano Sonata No.3 in F minor, op.5

Oxana Shevchenko — Piano Recital, 2016-01-16

Oxana Shevchenko in a private piano recital, 2016-01-16 — Chopin: “Polonaise-Fantaisie” in A♭ major, op.61; Ravel: La valse; Medtner, “Sonata-Idyl” in G major, op.56; Rachmaninoff, Paraphrases after Mendelssohn and Tchaikovsky; Stravinsky: Trois mouvements de Pétrouchka

Stephen Kovacevich — Piano Recital, Baden/CH, 2015-09-18

Piano recital by Stephen Kovacevich in Baden / Switzerland, 2015-09-18, featuring Alban Berg’s Piano Sonata in B minor, op.1, and Franz Schubert’s last two Piano Sonatas, the Sonata in A major (D.959), and the Sonata in B♭ major (D.960)

Konstantin Scherbakov — Piano Recital, Zurich, 2015-03-24

… while for the past two decades the artist is mostly pictured with an earnest, maybe “Beehovenian” / titanic, somewhat closed facial expression, in the concert (which he presented with a mostly relaxed, yet controlled body language) his face hinted at a wealth of emotions — and his playing struck me as a prime example of the “big Russian Piano School” …

Claire Huangci — Piano Recital, Zurich, 2015-02-10

Claire Huangci played the Scarlatti sonatas without interruption, and without repeats — this way, she formed a single piece where it was hard for the listener to recognize transitions from one sonata to the next. It’s an interesting idea…

Igor Levit — Tonhalle Zurich, 2014-10-21

Igor Levit was born 1987 in Nizhny Novgorod (Gorky); in 1995 his family moved to Germany; he grew up with the piano (his mother is a pianist whose teacher had once studied with Heinrich Neuhaus), did his musical studies at the Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien Hannover and finished with the best notes ever given by that institution. Aged 17, he was the youngest participant at the International Arthur Rubinstein Piano Master Competition in Tel Aviv, in 2005; he won the second prize, plus several special awards, such as the special prize for chamber music, and the audience award…