Martin Munch, piano

Friday, February 6, 2015, 11am & 7:30pm
Concert is free and open to the public.
Doors open 30 minutes prior to concert.
Martin Munch, piano

11:00am Program

Romantic piano-music

Strauss: Frühlingsstimmen-Walzer
Ravel: Pavane (1898)
Debussy: 2 Arabesques
Münch: Klavierstücke op. 1 (1976-82)
Chopin: 2 Walzer (cis-moll, Des-Dur)

Intermission

Chopin: 2 Walzer (h-moll, As-Dur)
Münch: Romantische Klavierstücke op. 11 (1984-86)
Debussy: Clair de lune
Ravel: Menuet antique (1895)
Strauss: An der schönen blauen Donau

7:30pm Program

Musical Freethinkers

Ravel: Bolero
Albéniz: Almería
Scriabin: 2° sonata op. 19 (Andante-Presto)
Debussy: Danse
Münch: Märchen und Arabesken op. 32

Intermission

Münch: Valses sentimentales op. 48
Debussy: l'isle joyeuse
Scriabin: 9° sonata op. 68 "black mess"
Albéniz: El Albaicín
Ravel: La Valse

Artist Biography

Born in 1961 in Frankfurt, Martin Munch studied music and philosophy in Mainz, then composition with Wolfgang Rihm at the Musikhochschule Karlsruhe.

The artist gives annually to the 30 concerts. He has performed as a soloist in almost all countries of Europe, including the Salzburg Mozarteum and Gasteig Munich, Rome, Paris, Madrid, Sofia, etc. He has toured to Brazil, Argentina, Japan and the United States. He became famous for his full-length interpretations of Albéniz (total Iberia suite), Balakirev and his 2-day lecture-recitals on Scriabin (all sonatas). Radio and TV recordings in SDR, SWF, SWR, BR, Radio Northern Cyprus and Classic Radio Buenos Aires with his own compositions and piano works of the late 20th century 19./frühen.

Its been 40 pieces comprehensive oeuvre ranges from piano to chamber music to orchestral works. The 1996 come out CD "Catharsis" with three strong-willed, concise piano improvisations called remark-positive reviews I understand, among other things, in the "Frankfurter Rundschau", "Time", "NMZ". The 2001 duo with Jérôme Bloch rehearsed CD "barbaro cantabile" is a "four-hand repertoire jewel" (Rhein-Neckar-Zeitung) French piano music.

Martin Münch, since 1994 professor of piano at the University of Bamberg, is the founder of the "turn-of-society", Heidelberg, first chairman of the company "piano internationally" and artistic director of several international piano cycles, including the PIANORAMA Florence 2005.