Lucerne Festival

17. July 2018

Change of Musician

Because of his many commitments, Sir András Schiff will limit himself to performing Ludwig van Beethoven’s Piano Sonatas Op. 27, Nos. 1 and 2 during Symphony Concert 4 (the räsonanz Donor Concert) on 20 August.

At Schiff’s recommendation, the Hungarian pianist Zoltán Fejérvári will perform as the soloist in György Kurtág’s ... quasi una fantasia…, Op. 27, no. 1 and Double Concerto, Op. 27, no. 2. Fejérvári is currently rehearsing the piano parts for both works with the composer.

The Hungarian pianist Zoltán Fejérvári, who was born in Budapest in 1986, studied with Dénes Várjon, András Kemenes, and Rita Wagner at the Franz Liszt Academy in his native city and with Dmitri Bashkirov in Madrid. He also attended master classes with Ferenc Rados, György Kurtág, and Sir András Schiff. Fejérvári was a prizewinner at the James Mottram International Piano Competition and the Concurso internacional de Piano Ricardo Viñes, received the Borletti Buitoni Trust Award in 2016, and won the Concours musical international de Montréal in 2017. Mitsuko Uchida invited him to the Marlboro Music Festival, where he performed in the summers from 2014 to 2016. Sir András Schiff chose him for his project “Building Bridges,” which introduces highly talented young pianists.

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