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 2021/22

Nathalia Milstein (France)
Kiana Reid (Japan)

Season 2020/21

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

Season 2019/20

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

Season 2018/19

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

Season 2017/18

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

Season 2016/17

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

Season 2015/16

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

Season 2014/15

Adam Golka (Poland)
Roman Rabinovich (Israel)
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Programme

2021 / 2022
Nathalia Milstein

Tchaikovsky: Variations in F major, Op. 19 No. 6

Debussy: Suite Bergamasque for Piano

Bartók: Sonata for Piano Sz 80

Schubert: Fantasy in C major, Op. 15 D 760 “Wandererfantasie”

Kiana Reid

Haydn: Sonata for Piano in F major, Hob. XVI: 23

Schumann: Fantasy in C major, Op. 17

Chopin: Four Mazurkas, Op. 24

Ravel: La valse – Poème choréographique

2020 / 2021

Schedule

01.10.2021
CH / Aubonne Termin TBA
Nathalia Milstein