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 (India)
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

2020 / 2021
Elena Nefedova

Marcello/Bach: Oboe concerto in D minor, BWV 974
Scriabin: Sonata No. 2, Op. 19
Franck: Prélude, Choral et Fugue, FWV 21
De Falla: Fantasia Baetica

Gile Bae

Bach: Fantasia e Fuga in A minor, BWV 944
Mozart: Sonata No. 8 in A minor, K. 310
Schumann: Humoreske in B-flat major, Op.20
Ravel: Miroirs No. 4 “Alborada del Gracioso”

Nicolas Namoradze

Bach: French Suite in D minor, BWV 812
Scriabin: selection
Namoradze: Etudes I-VI
Bach/Busoni: Ich ruf zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ
Liszt: Totentanz, S. 525