Building Bridges

Concert series

When Sir András Schiff expressed his wish to support new talent, we were very happy to join him and to develop the idea into “Building Bridges”: a series featuring three young pianists each season. Sir András chooses them, having heard them somewhere in the world during his masterclasses or auditions. He then works with each of them on defining a finely crafted recital program that he thinks showcases the special talents of each of them and fits the idea of the series. 
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When Sir András Schiff expressed his wish to support new talent, we were very happy to join him and to develop the idea into “Building Bridges”: a series featuring three young pianists each season. Sir András chooses them, having heard them somewhere in the world during his masterclasses or auditions. He then works with each of them on defining a finely crafted recital program that he thinks showcases the special talents of each of them and fits the idea of the series.

Already in its sixth season, Building Bridges has proven a great success in Antwerp, Berlin, Brussels, Düsseldorf, Florence, Frankfurt am Main, Milan, Weimar, Zurich and New York. The musicians are conscious of being offered an unusual and intimate situation in which they can perform their own programme, far from any competition pressure. Whenever his schedule allows it, Sir András comes to listen to one of the recitals.

Overview of the pianists:

Season 2014/15

Adam Golka (Poland)
Roman Rabinovich (Israel)

Season 2015/16

Schaghajegh Nosrati (Germany)
Julian Clef (India)
Jean-Sélim Abdelmoula (Switzerland)

Seasonn 2016/17

Michael Brown (USA)
Mishka Rushdie Momen (India)
Dinara Klinton (Ukraine)

Season 2017/18

János Palojtay (Hungaria)
Zoltán Fejérvári (Hungaria)
Jiayan Sun (China)

Season 2018/19

Andrei Gologan (Rumania)
Itai Navon (Israel)
Yury Shadrin (Russia)

Season 2019/20

Pallavi Mahidhara (India)
Chiara Opalio (Switzerland)
Shir Semmel (Israel)

Season 2020/21

Nicolas Namoradze (Georgia)
Elena Nefedova (Russia)
Gile Bae (Netherlands)
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Programme

2018 / 2019
Andrei Gologan

Enescu: Suite No. 2, Op. 10 in D major
Mozart: Fantasy in D minor, KV. 397
Beethoven: Fantasy in G minor, Op. 77
Haydn: Fantasy in C major, Hob. XVII: 4
Schumann: Sonata No. 2 Op. 22 in G minor (with original 4th mvmt)

Itai Navon

Bach: Partita No. 3 in A minor, BWV 827
Beethoven: Sonata in A major, Op. 101
Bartók: Improvisations on Hungarian Peasant Songs
Brahms: 4 Klavierstücke Op. 119

Yury Shadrin

Beethoven: Rondo in C Major Op. 51. No. 1
Beethoven: Variations in F Major op. 34
Brahms: 7 Fantasies Op. 116
Schostakowitsch: 4 Preludes Op. 34
Schubert: Fantasy in C Major ‘Wanderer’

2019 / 2020
Pallavi Mahidhara

Chaminade: Arabesque No. 1, Op. 61, Arabesque No. 2, Op. 92
Debussy: Suite Bergamasque
C. Schumann: Variations on a theme of Robert Schumann, Op. 20
Brahms: Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Händel, Op. 24

Chiara Opalio

Beethoven: 10 Variations on ‘La stessa, la stessissima’ from the Opera ‘Falstaff’ by Salieri WoO 73
Busoni: Sonatina No. 2, BV 259
C.P.E. Bach: Sonata in G minor, H.47
Brahms: 4 Ballads Op. 10

Shir Semmel

Janácek: Sonata 1.X.1905 (From the Street) JW 8/19
Schumann: Davidsbündlertänze, Op. 6
Bartók: Sonata Sz. 80
Beethoven: Sonata in E flat major, Op. 81a “Les Adieux”

Schedule

24.09.2019
20:00 Uhr
Berlin, DE / Konzerthaus am Gendarmenmarkt
Pallavi Mahidhara
06.02.2020
19:00 Uhr
Aubonne, CH / Domaine de Bougy
Chiara Opalio
11.02.2020
20:00 Uhr
Berlin, DE / Konzerthaus am Gendarmenmarkt
Chiara Opalio
10.03.2020
19:00 Uhr
Aubonne, CH / Domaine de Bougy
Pallavi Mahidhara
12.03.2020
Warschau, PL /
Pallavi Mahidhara

Contact

Alexandre Airaudo
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