October 12, 2011
Pianist Till Fellner plays Haydn, Schumann, others at Meany Hall
Pianist Till Fellner performs at Meany Hall at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18. The program includes Sonata in C Major, Hob XVI:50 by Haydn; Half of One, Six Dozen of the Other, by Armstrong; Kinderszenen,Op. 15, by Schumann; and Années de Pelerinage: Deuxieme Année: Italie, S161, by Liszt.
Fellner came to world attention in 1993 by winning First Prize at the important Clara Haskil International Piano Competition at Vevey, Switzerland. Since that time, he has appeared as guest soloist with many of the world’s foremost orchestras, working with conductors such as Claudio Abbado, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Christoph von Dohnányi, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Kurt Masur, Leonard Slatkin, and Franz Welser-Möstl.
Last season saw the completion of Fellners critically acclaimed complete Beethoven piano sonata cycle; it was presented in New York at the Metropolitan Museum of Art; in Washington, DC as a co-presentation of the National Gallery, the Embassy Series and the Austrian Cultural Forum; as well at the Konzerthaus in Vienna; Wigmore Hall in London; the Salle Gaveau in Paris; and Toppan Hall in Tokyo. He also toured South America with Jonathan Nott and the Bamberg Symphony, Spain with the Munich Chamber Orchestra, and made solo appearances with major orchestras in Amsterdam, Paris and Berlin.
Tickets are $37, $20 for students. They may be purchased in person at the UW Arts Ticket Office, located at 1313 NE 41st. Or call 206-543-4880 or order online.