Künstlersekretariat - Astrid Schoerke

Martin Stadtfeld

Martin Stadtfeld’s career began with a piano from a clearance sale, and by the age of seven, his professional aspirations were already formed: to be a concert pianist. Early on, he studies the rules and secrets of counterpoint and harmony, and enters the class of Lev Natochenny as a young student in Frankfurt. During this time, he began to make a stir in competitions, winning prizes in Paris, Bolzano and Leipzig, and in 2002, won First Prize at the Bach Competition.

This is an award with special meaning, for the music of Johann Sebastian Bach is for the pianist the Cape Canaveral of music – from here all paths lead to the cosmos of musical history. It’s no wonder then that Stadtfeld’s first CD recording is like a rocket. The 22-year-old pianist began his recording career with one of the most delicate works of the entire piano repertoire, Bach’s “Goldberg Variations”, just as Glenn Gould had with the same label. Lauded in the press worldwide, Martin Stadtfeld has become at home on the world’s leading concert stages and as guest with major orchestras and festivals.

Success has not gone to his head, bound by the laws of the market. On the contrary, he has remained easy and down to earth – whether he is practicing at the local piano studio in the middle of the Ruhr area, putting together richly nuanced concert programs or composing his own works. “Music works very directly on us. Simple harmonies can spark something in all of us. This is why music stands for humanity, for universal feelings such as comfort and hope – it stands for a constant discussion with ourselves.”

To learn from the treasures of the past and to create something new: Martin Stadtfeld’s first composition, his “Hommage to Bach” (a cycle in the style of Bach), as well as his “Handel Variations” are released on CD. Next to be released will be a children’s CD featuring music from Beethoven.

Introducing children and young people to classical music is a matter of the heart for Martin Stadtfeld. “Classical music has been marginalized from the middle of society. If you ask children what they hear, it’s naturally going to be pop music. Of course, only because many times their parents and grandparents have never heard anything other than popular music themselves. An encounter with the world of classical music never occurred.” During Beethoven’s jubilee year, he will travel to schools with a children’s program to introduce both children and adolescents to the relevance of Beethoven’s oeuvre.

Martin Stadtfeld’s works will be published by Schott. Already available are the “Handel Variations” and a piano version of Bach’s “Chaconne.” In 2020, his “Hommage to Bach” as well as four-hand works for beginner pianists will be published.

Season 2018/2019 | Photo Henning Ross
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Martin Stadtfeld’s concerts to end the season

26 June 2020

At the end of this jinxed concert season we are exceptionally happy that Martin Stadtfeld now again gets to perform twice on two evenings in front of live […] more ...

Martin Stadtfeld at Drive & Live

11 May 2020

In the current time audiences, presenters and musicians are especially happy if concerts can take place again: At Drive & Live in Borken a stage, a parking lot […] more ...

Martin Stadtfeld’s new CD “Beethoven für Kinder”

6 April 2020

On June 12th Martin Stadtfeld’s new CD “Beethoven für Kinder” (Beethoven for kids) will be released. With this special project Martin Stadtfeld comes to realize long term plans […] more ...

Martin Stadtfeld does it all

14 February 2020

In the upcoming weeks Martin Stadtfeld will once again prove his versatility: The upcoming Sunday and Monday he will perform Chopin’s 1st Piano Concerto at Alte Oper Frankfurt […] more ...

Martin Stadtfeld curates matinees “Beethoven ganz nah” at Bundeskunsthalle Bonn

24 January 2020

This Sunday after months of preparation it will finally be time: The concert series curated by Martin Stadtfeld as part of the exhibition „Beethoven – Welt.Bürger.Musik“ at Bundeskunsthalle […] more ...

Martin Stadtfeld and the Hamburger Camerata

12 December 2019

Right at Christmas season Martin Stadtfeld is playing not only once but three times a romantic concert with Hamburger Camerata. The Artist in Residence is going to perform […] more ...

Martin Stadtfeld performing in Stuttgart

21 November 2019

Tomorrow on November 22nd Martin Stadtfeld is going to perform together with the Stuttgarter Philharmoniker under musical direction of Ulrich Kern at Liederhalle Stuttgart. He will play Beethoven’s […] more ...

“Händel Variations” – release of Martin Stadfeld’s newest CD!

4 November 2019

On November 8th the time has finally come: Martin Stadfeld’s new CD “Händel Variations” will be released by Sony! As the title reveals, this solo album is homage […] more ...

Martin Stadtfeld and NDR Radiophilharmonie

23 October 2019

On Friday, 25th of October Martin Stadtfeld is going to interpret Beethoven 1st Piano Concerto together with the NDR Radiophilharmonie at Kuppelsaal in Hannover. From 6.45pm – 7.15pm […] more ...

Festivals and Open-Air Concerts with Martin Stadtfeld

21 August 2019

It’s time to enjoy the summer musically with Martin Stadtfeld. He will be playing recitals at the Schleswig-Holstein Musik-Festival as well as the Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, with three different […] more ...

Martin Stadtfeld playing at MDR Musiksommer

22 July 2019

On July 24th Martin Stadtfeld will play a recital including Bach’s Partita No. 1 BWV 825, the English Suite No. 3 BWV 808  and his own composition “Homage […] more ...

Martin Stadtfeld with musically exciting concerts in March

11 March 2019

After playing a trio concerto together with Gil Shaham and Jan Vogler at the Kutlurpalast Dresden, Martin Stadtfeld performs Beethoven’s Violin Concerto op. 61 in the version for […] more ...

“Bach and his sons” – Martin Stadtfeld on tour with the Trondheim Soloists

25 January 2019

Martin Stadtfeld will be on tour in February with the Trondheim Soloists with concerts in Trondheim, Munich and Berlin. Together, he and the Norwegian ensemble perform two piano […] more ...

Martin Stadtfeld: CD release “Homage to Bach”

10 October 2018

Johann Sebastian Bach is inevitably associated with the career of Martin Stadtfeld. Now, Stadtfeld is going further, having composed his own piano cycle as an “Homage to Bach.” […] more ...

Martin Stadtfeld jumps in at the Neue Philharmonie Westfalen

2 July 2018

Martin Stadtfeld jumps in with the Neue Philharmonie Westfalen under the direction of Rasmus Baumann, performing Beethoven’s Piano Concerto no. 1 in C major in Gelsenkirchen, Recklinghausen and […] more ...

Martin Stadtfeld at the Dresden Music Festival

29 May 2018

On May 31st, Martin Stadtfeld gives a varied recital in the summery ambience of the Palais im Großen Garten as part of the Dresden Music Festival. In line […] more ...

Martin Stadtfeld performs with the Munich Chamber Orchestra and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra

4 May 2018

Martin Stadtfeld has long been familiar with Mozart’s early works. In the upcoming concerts with the Munich Chamber Orchestra on May 5th in Baden-Baden and on May 29th […] more ...

Martin Stadtfeld on recital tour in Asia

13 April 2018

Martin Stadtfeld is no stranger to Asia. His fans in Taiwan, China and Korea can once again look forward to his impressive interpretations this April. His affinity and […] more ...

Martin Stadtfeld and Thomas Zehetmair at the ‘L’enfant prodige’ Festival in Liège

1 February 2018

Many musical prodigies combine the tragedy of great celebrity at a young age with an early death. The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra of Liège has dedicated it’s festival ‘L’enfant […] more ...

Martin Stadtfeld in Colombia

7 January 2018

The motto of this year’s Cartagena International Music Festival, one of the most important music events in Latin America, is “The Essence of Form – the Classical Style.” […] more ...

Martin Stadtfeld with the BR Kammerorchester in Munich

18 October 2017

On October 22nd, Martin Stadtfeld will play two Bach piano concertos with the Bavarian Radio Chamber Orchestra with Radoslaw Szulc conducting in the Prince Regententheater. He will perform […] more ...

Martin Stadtfeld – summer of festivals

4 July 2017

This summer, Martin Stadtfeld will be performing live at numerous festivals, each offering a unique atmosphere. He will once again demonstrate his impressive versatility: in recitals, as a […] more ...

Martin Stadtfeld to perform concerts in Hamburg and Berlin

2 May 2017

One of the most spectacular concert halls – the Elbphilharmonie – will also be welcoming Martin Stadtfeld on 2nd and 3rd May 2017. Together with the Dresdener Festspielorchester […] more ...

Martin Stadtfeld performs to international audiences

13 April 2017

This month, audiences in Ankara and Poznan can look forward to unforgettable concert evenings with Martin Stadtfeld. The sought-after pianist will begin by presenting his interpretation of Beethoven’s […] more ...

Martin Stadtfeld at Wigmore Hall

16 February 2017

On 16th February, Martin Stadtfeld will join viola player Tahlia Petrosian and bass clarinettist Volker Hemken to present a varied chamber music experience to a London audience. In […] more ...

Martin Stadtfeld to play in Shanghai

20 January 2017

Martin Stadtfeld is once again being welcomed to the Far East. The pianist’s celebrated reputation for his impeccable Bach interpretations stretches well beyond the borders of Europe. A […] more ...

Martin Stadtfeld releases new CD featuring Chopin etudes

31 October 2016

On 4 November, Martin Stadtfeld will present his new CD featuring Chopin etudes op. 10 and op. 25! The exceedingly virtuosic pieces and their many formidable passages can […] more ...

New Mozart CD from Martin Stadtfeld

26 November 2015

Martin Stadtfeld: new Mozart CD a great success! Martin Stadtfeld has released a very special double CD focusing on Mozart’s first years as a composer – when he […] more ...

Martin Stadtfeld with Parker Quartett

6 May 2020

Martin Stadtfeld – piano Parker Quartett Daniel Chong – violin Ken Hamao – violin Jessica Bodner – viola Kee-Hyun Kim – violoncello Programme Mozart ——String quartet C major, […] more ...

all Bach!

22 April 2020

Season 2021/22 Program: J.S. Bach 8 Preludes and Fuges from Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2 C sharp major BWV 872 D major BWV 874 D minor BWV 875 E […] more ...

Martin Stadtfeld and Jan Vogler

21 April 2020

Jan Vogler – Violoncello Martin Stadtfeld – Klavier The two musicians have played many concerts together. And in the first half of November 2021, the perfectly coordinated duo […] more ...

Steger and Stadtfeld

21 April 2020

Maurice Steger – recorder Martin Stadtfeld – piano   For years connected through our agency, both artists also find the musical connection now. The particular: contrary to the […] more ...

Martin Stadtfeld with Kammersymphonie Leipzig

8 April 2020

Martin Stadtfeld – play/lead Kammersymphonie Leipzig   Program: Peter Warlock Capriol Suite J.S. Bach Concerto D minor for piano, strings and  Basso continuo BWV 1052 J.S. Bach Concerto […] more ...

Martin Stadtfeld – Handel/Brahms

24 March 2020

  Frank Siebert writes in Fono Forum about Stadtfeld’s CD with Handel arias arranged for piano: “Stadtfeld […] plunges into the 19th century, the golden era of the […] more ...

Martin Stadtfeld & Marcus Ullmann

27 March 2018

Martin Stadtfeld, piano Marcus Ullmann, tenor     Beethoven       An die Hoffnung                          Adelaide Mozart             Sei Du mein Trost                          Ich würd auf meinem Pfad                          Lied der […] more ...

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Bach   
all Piano Concertos

Beethoven – Piano Concertos
No. 1 in C major op. 15
No. 2 in B flat major op. 19
No. 3 in C minor op. 37
No. 4 in G major op. 58
No. 5 in E flat major op. 73
Choral Fantasy in C minor op. 80
Triple Concerto in C major op. 56
Violin Concerto in D major op. 61 a (version for piano)

Brahms     
Piano Concerto No. 1 in D minor op. 15
Piano Concerto No. 2 in B flat major op. 83

Chopin 
Piano Concerto No. 1 in E minor op. 11

Dvořák 
Piano Concerto in G minor op. 33

Grieg  
Piano Concerto in A minor op. 16

Haydn  
Piano Concerto in D major Hob. XVIII: 11

Liszt 
Piano Concerto No. 1 in E flat major S. 124
Piano Concerto No. 2 in A major S. 125

Mendelssohn    
Piano Concerto No. 1 in G minor op. 25
Piano Concerto No. 2 in D minor op. 40
Doppel Concerto for piano and violin in D minor

Mozart -Piano Concertos
No. 1 in F major K. 37
No. 6 in B flat major K. 238
No. 9 in E flat major K. 271 “Jeunehomme”
No. 12 in A major K. 414
No. 15 in B flat Major K.450
No. 19 in F major K. 459
No. 20 in D minor K. 466
No. 22 in E flat major K. 482
No. 23 in A major K. 488
No. 24 in C minor K. 491
No. 27 in B flat major K. 595

Rachmaninov – Piano Concertos
No. 1 in F sharp minor op. 1
No. 2 in C minor op. 18
No. 3 in D minor op. 30

Schumann  
Piano Concerto in A minor op. 54

Tchaikovsky  
Piano Concerto No. 1 in B flat minor op. 23

Händel Variations
Rinaldo, HWV 7: Lascia ch’io pianga (arranged by Martin Stadtfeld)
Giulio Cesare, HWV 17: Se pieta de mi non senti (arranged by Martin Stadtfeld)
Serse, HWV 40: Ombra mai fu (arranged by Martin Stadtfeld)
Trio Sonata in G major, HWV 399, Op. 5 No. 4: III. Passacaille (arranged by Martin Stadtfeld)
Suite in E major
Sarabande Variations (from Suite in D major, HWV 437)
Sony Classical: 19075981092 (2019)

Homage to Bach
J.S. Bach: Chaconne, Partita for violin solo No.2 in D minor BWV 1005 (arranged by Martin Stadtfeld)
M. Stadtfeld: Homage to Bach – 12 pieces for piano
Sony Classical: 88985455992 (2018)

Chopin
All Etudes op.10 and op. 25 with improvisations by Martin Stadtfeld
Sony Classical: 88985369352 (2016)

Mozart
Piano Concerto no. 1 in F major, K. 37
Piano Concerto no. 9 in Eflat major, K. 271, Jeunehomme
Londonder Skizzenbuch
Ivor Bolton (conductor)
Mozarteumorchester Salzburg
Sony Classical: 88875076842 (2015)

Schumann
Scenes from Childhood op. 15
Piano Concerto in A minor op. 56
Hallé Orchestra Manchester,
Sir Mark Elder (conductor)
Sony Classical: 88750579126 (2015)

Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern
J.S. Bach:
Toccata and Fugue BWV 565
Passacaglia in C minor BWV 582
Chromatic Fantasy and Fugue BWV 903
Capriccio in B flat major BWV 992
Heucke:
Wer nur den lieben Gott lässt walten op. 46 a
Sony Classical: 88843097952 (2014)

Bach Englische Suiten
English Suite No. 1 in A major BWV 806
English Suite No. 2 in A minor BWV 807
English Suite No. 3 in G minor BWV 808
Air from Suite No. 3 in D major BWV 1068
Sony Classical: 88883772812 (2013)

Mendelssohn-Bartholdy/Schumann/Bach
Mendelssohn-Bartholdy:
Piano Concerto No. 1 in G minor op. 25
Variations sérieuses op. 54
Songs without words (excerpt)
Schumann:
Album for the Young –Remembrance op. 68 No. 28
Bach:
Final choral St. Matthew Passion BWV 244
Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring BWV 147
Now come, Saviour of the Gentiles
Sir Neville Marriner (conductor)
Academy of St Martin in the Fields
Sony Classical: 88725476692 (2012)

Bach Klavierkonzerte Vol. 2
Piano Concerto No. 3 in D major BWV 1054
Piano Concerto No. 7 in G minor BWV 1058
Piano Concerto No. 4 in A major BWV 10558
Little Preludes and Fugues BWV 553-560
Lorenz Nasturica-Herschcoovici (conductor)
Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra Munich
Sony Classical:88697964732 (2011)

Deutsche Romantik
Wagner:
Album leaf for Mrs Betty Schott
Schumann:
Forest Scenes op. 82
Moonlit Night from Liederkreis op. 39
Wagner:
Overture to Tannhaeuser
Brahms:
Three Intermezzi
Liszt:
Variations on a Theme by Bach S. 180
Wagner:
Isoldens Verklärung
Sony Classical: 88697754502 (2010)

Der junge Beethoven
Allegretto in C minor Hess 69
Rondo in C major op. 51 No. 1
Prelude in F minor WoO 55
Sonata in C major WoO 51
Rage over a Lost Penny in G major op. 129
Piano Concerto No. 2 in B flat major op. 19
Adelaide op. 46
Sony Classical: 88697599792 (2009)

Martin Stadtfeld über Bachs “The Welltempered Clavier”
Prelude in D minor BWV 851
Prelude in C sharp major BWV 848
Fugue in C sharp major BWV 848
Fugue in C minor BWV 847
Prelude in F minor BWV 857
Prelude in B flat major BWV 866 (4 versions)
Prelude in C major BWV 846
Flute Sonata in E flat major BWV 1031
Sony Classical: 88697375742 (2008)

Bach
The Welltempered Clavier, book 1
Preludes and Fugues BWV 846-869
Sony Classical: 88697334522 (2010)

Bach: Klavierkonzerte
Klavierkonzert Nr. 1 d-moll BWV 1052
Präludium und Fuge es-moll BWV 853
Klavierkonzert Nr . 2 E-Dur BWV 1053
Präludium und Fuge b-moll BWV 867
Klavierkonzert Nr. 5 f-moll BWV 1056
Achim Fiedler (conductor)
Lucerne Festival Strings
Sony Classical: 82876804282 (2007)

Schumann
Coloured Leaves op. 99
Toccata op. 7
Sony Classical: 82876727112 (2006)

Mozart
Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor K. 466
Piano Concerto No. 24 in C minor K. 491
Bruno Weil (conductor)
NDR Sinfonieorchester
Sony Classical: 82876722982 (2005)

Goldberg-Variationen BWV 988
Goldberg Variations BWV 988
Sony Classical: SK93101 (2004)

Bach Pur
Choral Prelude BWV 639
Italian Concerto BWV 971
French Suite No. 2 in C minor BWV 813
3 Voice Sinfonias (Inventions) BWV 787-801
Fantasy in C minor BWV 906
Fantasy and Fugue in A minor BWV 944
Choral Prelude BWV 734
Prelude in B minor
2 Voice Inventions BWV 772-786
Sony Classical: 935369 (2004)

 

J.S. Bach – Chaconne for solo violin BWV 1004 (arr. Stadtfeld)

Martin Stadtfeld – Hommage to Bach

Mendelssohn Piano Concerto No.1 in G minor op.25

Martin Stadtfeld, Pianist – Interview Alpha Forum

Martin Stadtfeld Robert Schumann Bunte blatter op 99 live 2007 piano

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