Debut 2

Danae Dörken

Debussy | Bartók | Poulenc | de Falla | Chopin

Thu, 21.11. | 12.15 | No. 19508


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Piano Festival

16.11.-24.11. 2019



    Danae Dörken  piano
    Claude Debussy (1862–1918)
    Images pour piano, 1ère série
    Béla Bartók (1881–1945)
    Romanian Folk Dances, Sz 56
    Francis Poulenc (1899–1963)
    Huit Nocturnes
    Manuel de Falla (1876–1946)
    Fire Dance from the ballet El amor brujo
    Frédéric Chopin (1810–1849)
    Piano Sonata No. 3 in B minor, Op. 58

    Danae Dörken learned to cope with competition early on. When she studied with Karl-Heinz Kämmerling at the Music Academy in Hanover, Alice Sara Ott, Igor Levit, and Alexej Gorlatch were all in the same piano class. Born in 1990 and growing up in a German-Greek family, Dörken did not allow herself to get distracted by the hype that surrounded her colleagues but went her own way. Her mentor Lars Vogt, with whom she has recorded Mozart and Mendelssohn concertos, raves about her “absolute devotion to music” and marvels at her “breathtaking talent for structure and color.” The Rheinische Post has compared her with the young Martha Argerich, while the magazine Pizzicato has written of her “very high degree of vitality,” “superior virtuosity,” and “expressiveness full of melancholy and spiritual depth.” Danae Dörken is a bundle of energy: the mother of two sons and the founder of a festival on the island of Lesbos, where she also makes music for refugees. Because for her: “Music can be a driving force in times of need and can create positive counter-energy.”

    Strebi-Stiftung Luzern − Partner Debuts