Till Fellner


The Austrian pianist Till Fellner, who was born in 1972, studied with Helene Sedo-Stadler in his native Vienna and gained lasting inspiration from master classes with Alfred Brendel, Meira Farkas, Oleg Maisenberg, and Claus-Christian Schuster. His international career began in 1993, when he took first prize at the Concours Clara Haskil. He currently performs with such orchestras as the Berlin and New York Philharmonics, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal, and the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra. Fellner made his debut with the Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich in September 2018 and with the London Symphony Orchestra in March 2019. His partners on the podium have included such conductors as Claudio Abbado, Herbert Blomstedt, Christoph von Dohnányi, Bernard Haitink, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Kent Nagano, Jonathan Nott, and Kirill Petrenko. Fellner’s solo repertoire focuses on Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier and the 32 Beethoven sonatas, which he has presented as a complete cycle in New York, Washington, D.C., Tokyo, London, Paris, and Vienna. He is also committed to contemporary music and has premiered works by composers including Harrison Birtwistle, Thomas Larcher, and Hans Zender, among others. As a chamber musician, Fellner regularly performs with the British tenor Mark Padmore and with the Belcea Quartet, with whom he recorded Brahms’s Piano Quintet in 2016, winning the Diapason d’or de l’Année. In February and March 2019, he toured the United States with the cellist Johannes Moser. His discography includes piano concertos by Mozart and Beethoven, as well as solo works by Bach, Schubert, Schumann, and Reubke. His most recent recording, which was released in November 2018, is the album Till Fellner: In Concert, which includes the first volume of Liszt’s Années de pèlerinage and Beethoven’s final piano sonata.

February 2019