“Wunderkind” Debut 3

Dmitry Ishkhanov

Schumann | Liszt | Mendelssohn

Wed, 12.09. | 12.15 | No. 18361


Vergangenes Konzert

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Summer Festival

17.08.-16.09. 2018



    Robert Schumann (1810–1856)
    Arabesque in C major, Op. 18
    Five selections from the Fantasiestücke, Op. 12
    Robert Schumann (1810–1856) / Franz Liszt (1811–1886)
    Liebeslied (Widmung [“Dedication”]), S 566
    Felix Mendelssohn (1809–1847)
    Andante cantabile e Presto agitato, WoO 6
    Three Songs without Words
    Rondo capriccioso, Op. 14

    Born in Moscow in 2005, Dmitry Ishkhanov, who moved with his parents to Malta as a child, has already won so many piano competitions that he cannot even list them all. Since 2014 he has been studying at the Cologne Music Academy, the youngest pupil in its history. In the following year, he made his debut as a soloist with the WDR Symphony Orchestra, with which he played Mozart’s Lützow Concerto. In 2016 he represented Malta at the Eurovision Young Musicians and thrilled with Kabalevsky’s Third Piano Concerto. He has also appeared at several acclaimed events, such as the Ruhr Piano Festival, ClaviCologne, the Washington International Piano Festival, and, at the invitation of Vladimir Spivakov, at Moscow Meets Friends. “Dmitry arrives fun of verve for every lesson,” says his teacher in Cologne, the American pianist Nina Tichman. “He’s very focused on and serious about his daily practicing and his concerts, but then, he’s just a child, and that’s something to which we also pay special attention.”

    Dmitry Ishkhanov