Künstlersekretariat - Astrid Schoerke

Martin Stadtfeld

“Cheers for an [Beethoven] Appassionata, where Stadtfeld achieved shimmering colors, always with a clear view of the architecture. Noble legato and dramatic thunder, essential in their coexistence.”

Martin Stadtfeld’s career began with a piano from a clearance sale. By the age of seven, his professional aspirations were already clear: to be a concert pianist. Early on, he studied the rules and secrets of counterpoint and harmony, then entered as a young student into the class of Lev Natochenny 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 like 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 took off 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 made himself at home on the world’s leading concert stages and as guest with major orchestras and festivals.

Success has not gone to his head, however. On the contrary, he has remained down to earth, whether practicing in his studio in the middle of the Ruhr area, putting together richly nuanced 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.”

Learning from the treasures of the past and to create something new: Martin Stadtfeld’s first composition, his Homage to Bach (a cycle in the style of Bach), as well as his Handel Variations have been released on CD. Delighted with the Handel arrangements, Crescendo magazine noted: “What Martin Stadtfeld is daring here is simply fantastic.” In keeping with the Beethoven jubilee, the recordings Beethoven for Children and My Beethoven with beloved works, arrangements and excerpts from the sonatas have now been released. He also recently released his own compositions in his Piano Songbook which was very positively received by his audience. Next season Martin Stadtfeld will release more of his own compositions and arrangements, this time based on traditional German folksongs.

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 listen to, it’s naturally going to be pop music. Of course, because in many cases their parents and grandparents have never heard anything other than popular music themselves. So, there was never an encounter with the world of classical music.”

The music to Stadtfeld’s works, such as his Handel Variations, Bach’s Chaconne, Homage to Bach and his Piano Songbook have been published by Schott Music and focus on different levels of piano playing.

Season 2021/2022 | Photo: Ingrid Hertfelder | Quote: Westdeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung, July 10 2020
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Martin Stadtfeld for everyone

4 October 2021

This week, Martin Stadtfeld is visiting the Tiroler Festspiele Erl for three concerts. On Friday, he will first perform Mendelssohn’s Piano Concerto in G minor together with the […] more ...

Summer with Martin Stadtfeld

8 July 2021

Before the days start getting shorter again Martin Stadtfeld and his audience will take delight in a variety of indoor and outdoor concerts. This week he will play […] more ...

Maurice Steger & Martin Stadtfeld as a duo

7 June 2021

Tomorrow night will finally be the premier of a new duo: Martin Stadtfeld and Maurice Steger will come together to present a program with piano and recorder. Apart […] more ...

Martin Stadtfeld releases new album

9 April 2021

Today the new album Piano Songbook from Martin Stadtfeld is released. That’s 21 songs composed by him, based on his favorite melodies from Bach, Mozart, Handel and other […] more ...

Orchestra Concerts with Martin Stadtfeld

15 September 2020

Martin Stadtfeld and his audience will get to enjoy different orchestra concerts in the upcoming weeks: This week him and the Nürnberger Symphoniker will play their season opening […] more ...

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 ...

Steger and Stadtfeld

21 September 2021

Maurice Steger | Recorder Martin Stadtfeld | Piano The musicians were united not only by their harmonious yet unfailingly tension-keeping interaction, but also by their extraordinary sensitivity to […] more ...

recital programs

22 April 2020

  Season 2021/22/23   recital programs: All Bach: J.S. Bach  Partita No. 1 B-flat major BWV 825 English suite No. 3 G minor BWV 808 French style overture […] 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 ...

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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)

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

Piano Concerto No. 1 in E minor op. 11

Piano Concerto in G minor op. 33

Piano Concerto in A minor op. 16

Piano Concerto in D major Hob. XVIII: 11

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

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

Piano Concerto in A minor op. 54

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)

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

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)

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
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)

Piano Concerto No. 1 in G minor op. 25
Variations sérieuses op. 54
Songs without words (excerpt)
Album for the Young –Remembrance op. 68 No. 28
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
Album leaf for Mrs Betty Schott
Forest Scenes op. 82
Moonlit Night from Liederkreis op. 39
Overture to Tannhaeuser
Three Intermezzi
Variations on a Theme by Bach S. 180
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)

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)

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

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)


Martin Stadtfeld – Beethoven piano concerto no. 1 in C Major op. 15

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

Martin Stadtfeld – Hommage to Bach

Martin Stadtfeld – Hymn (After a Theme from Zadok the Priest, HWV 258)

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

Martin Stadtfeld Robert Schumann Bunte blatter op 99 live 2007 piano

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