Adrian Brendle

Born in Karlsruhe, Germany, the 23-year-old pianist Adrian Brendle began studying the piano with Noriko Ishikawa-Kratzer at the age of 6. Since 2004, Professor Sontraud Speidel has been his teacher. 

In 2005, Brendle was admitted to the University of Music in Karlsruhe as a pre-college student. After earning his high school diploma, he became a regular student of music.

The young pianist has won several prizes in international competitions. His most recent was first prize in the International Professor Dichler Competition in Vienna.

His solo recitals have been highly estimated by audiences. “When he plays, a majestic atmosphere starts to fill the auditorium," said the Nordbayerischer Kurier in Bayreuth, Germany, in 2012. 

Brendle is also dedicated to chamber music, which has always played an essential role in his studies.

Program

RECITAL ROUND (video)

  
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750)Prelude and Fugue in C-sharp Minor, BWV 849
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770–1827)

Sonata No. 31 in A-flat Major, Op. 110
I. Moderato cantabile molto espressivo
II. Scherzo: Allegro molto
III. Adagio ma non troppo - Fuga

Dmitri Schostakovich (1906–1975)Prelude and Fugue in D-flat Major, Op. 87 No. 15
Robert Schumann (1810–1856)Gesänge der Frühe, Op. 133
Franz Liszt(1811–1886)Sonata in B Minor, S. 178
SCHUBERT ROUND  
Franz Schubert(1797–1828)

Sonata in C Minor, D958
I. Allegro
II. Adagio
III. Minuetto: Allegro - Trio

IV. Allegro
CHAMBER MUSIC ROUND  
Ludwig van Beethoven(1770–1827)

Bagatelles, Op. 126
No. 2 in G Minor, Allegro
No. 4 in B Minor, Presto
No. 6 in E-flat Major, Presto,
     Andante amabile e con moto

Sergei Rachmaninoff(1873–1943)

Prelude Op. 23 No. 7 in C Minor, Allegro
Prelude Op. 32 No. 10 in B Minor, Lento
Prelude Op. 32 No. 12 in G-sharp Minor, Allegro
Prelude Op. 32 No. 13 in D-flat Major, Grave-Allegro

György Kurtág(1926–)

Splinters
No. 3 Vivo
No. 4 Mesto

César Franck(1822–1890)

Sonata in A Major for Violin and Piano
I. Allegretto ben moderato
II. Allegro
III. Ben moderato: Recitative-Fantasia

IV. Allegretto poco mosso
CONCERTO  
Sergei Rachmaninoff(1873–1943)

Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18
I. Moderato
II. Adagio sostenuto
III. Allegro scherzando

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