Künstlersekretariat - Astrid Schoerke

Till Fellner

There are pianists who cannot do much with Mozart’s piano works. And there are artists like the Viennese Till Fellner: musicians whose sound and musical understanding seems almost made for Mozart. Fellner’s interpretation is slim and light, his cantabile shining with brightness” – (Berliner Morgenpost, December 7th, 2015 regarding Mozart’s Piano Concerto in C Major with the Berlin Philharmonic). 

For more than 20 years, the Austrian pianist Till Fellner, whose international career began in 1993 with the First Prize at the renowned Concours Clara Haskil in Vevey (Switzerland), is a sought after guest with major orchestras and in the great music centers of Europe, the USA and Japan as well as at numerous important festivals.

In the 2019/20 season, Till Fellner will also be guesting with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Utah Symphony, Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, as well as the Düsseldorfer Symphoniker. In recent seasons he made is debut with the Tonhalle Orchester Zürich, the London Symphony Orchestra, and the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks and gave further guest performances with the Minnesota Orchestra, Montreal Symphony Orchestra and at the Kulangsu Piano Festival in China.

The conductors with whom he has performed include Claudio Abbado, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Herbert Blomstedt, Semyon Bychkov, Christoph von Dohnányi, Christoph Eschenbach, Bernard Haitink, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Manfred Honeck, Sir Charles Mackerras, Sir Neville Marriner, Kurt Masur, Kent Nagano, Jonathan Nott, Kirill Petrenko, Claudius Traunfellner and Hans Zender, among others.

In the field of chamber music, Till Fellner regularly collaborates with the British tenor Mark Padmore. In 2019/20, the duo will give concerts together in the Musikverein Wien, Konzerthaus Berlin and the Heidelberger Frühling, among others. Furthermore, he has performed numerous times with the Belcea Quartet. In spring 2019, Till Fellner will tour the USA with the cellist Johannes Moser.

Over the past few years he has dedicated himself to two milestones of the piano repertoire: the Well-Tempered Clavier of Johann Sebastian Bach and the piano sonatas of Ludwig van Beethoven, having performed the Beethoven cycle from 2008 to 2010 in New York, Washington, Tokyo, London, Paris and Vienna. Till Fellner has premiered works by Kit Armstrong, Harrison Birtwistle, Thomas Larcher, Alexander Stankovski and Hans Zender.

The ECM label has released the First Book of the Well-Tempered Clavier and the Two & Three-Part Inventions of J. S. Bach, Beethoven’s Piano Concertos Nos. 4 & 5 with the Montreal Symphony Orchestra and Kent Nagano and, most recently, a CD of chamber music by Harrison Birtwistle. In fall 2016, a recording of the Brahms Piano Quintet with the Belcea Quartet for Alpha Classics was released was released, which won the Diapason d’Or de l’Arnee, as well as the CD Till Fellner in Concert with Liszts Années de pèlerinage and Beethoven’s Sonata No. 32 op.111 with ECM in November 2018.

Till Fellner studied piano in his hometown Vienna with Helene Sedo-Stadler. Further studies with Alfred Brendel, Meira Farkas, Oleg Maisenberg and Claus-Christian Schuster followed. 

Since 2013, Till Fellner teaches at the Zurich University of the Arts.

Season 2019/2020
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Till Fellner at Lucerne Festival

12 April 2019

On April 14th Till Fellner will perform in Lucerne together with the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks. Under the direction of Bernard Haitink he will play Mozart’s Concerto for […] more ...

Till Fellner in Neubeuern and Karlsruhe

17 January 2019

Till Fellner plays a romantic program around Schubert and Schumann on January 19th in Neubeuern and on January 20th in Karlsruhe. 19.01. Castle Neubeuern 20.01. Konzerthaus Karlsruhe more ...

CD release: “Till Fellner in concert”

2 November 2018

On November 02nd the time has finally come: Till Fellner’s new CD “Till Fellner in concert” will be released by ECM. As the title reveals it presents live […] more ...

Till Fellner joins Kent Nagano in the Berliner Philharmonie

30 March 2017

On 31st March/1st April 2017, audiences will once again have the chance to hear Till Fellner as well as Kent Nagano, former principal conductor of the orchestra, when […] more ...

Till Fellner in Stuttgart to present a multifaceted project

11 May 2016

Following celebrated concerts in Chicago with Bernhard Haitink, Till Fellner will join the Staatsorchester Stuttgart in May and June to present a project that will see him in […] more ...

Original premiere: Till Fellner and Mark Padmore perform a new piece by Hans Zender

15 January 2016

On 15th January, the original premiere of a composition by Hans Zender can be heard in Dortmund’s Konzerthaus: Entitled “Im Höhlengebirge” (in the cavernous mountains), he composed the […] more ...

Till Fellner debuts with the Berlin Philharmoniker

1 December 2015

A genuine highlight awaits on 5th, 6th and 7th December of this year’s concert season: Till Fellner will play Mozart’s piano concerto in C major K. 503 alongside […] more ...

Program suggestion 2019/2020

4 September 2018

      Schubert       Sonata A Major, D959 *** Interval *** Schönberg    3 Pieces for Piano, Op. 11 (optional) Schubert       Sonata B flat Major, D 960 more ...

Till Fellner & Johannes Moser

20 October 2017

Till Fellner | Klavier Johannes Moser | Cello   Programm suggestion Stravinsky     Suite Italienne for violoncello and piano                           Webern         Three little pieces, op. 11*) Beethoven    Cello sonata […] more ...

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Beethoven
Piano concerto no.  1 C major op. 15
Piano concerto no. 2 B major op. 19
Piano concerto no. 3 c minor op. 37
Piano concerto no. 4 G major op. 58
Piano concerto no. 5 E flat major op. 73
triple concerto C major op. 56

Brahms
Piano concerto no. 1 d minor
Piano concerto no. 2 B flat major

Chopin
Piano concerto no. 2 f minor op. 21

Haydn
Piano concerto D major, Hob. XVIII: 11

Mendelssohn
Piano concerto no. 2 d minor op.40

Mozart
Piano concerto E flat major K 271 „Jeunehomme“
Piano concerto F major K 459
Piano concerto d minor K 466
Piano concerto E flat major K 482
Piano concerto A major K 488
Piano concerto C major K 503
Piano concerto B flat major K 595
concert-Rondo
Piano concerto D major K 382
Concerto for two pianos and orchestra E flat major K 365
Rezitativ and Arie (Rondo) for soprano, piano and orchestra „Ch’io mi scordi di te?“ K 505

Schumann
Piano concerto a minor op. 54

Brahms
String quintet in F minor op. 34
Partner: Belcea Quartet
Alpha (2016)

Birtwistle
Works by Harrison Birtwistle
Partner: Lisa Batiashvili (violin), Amy Freston (soprano), Adrian Brendel (cello)
ECM Records (2014)

Bach
Das Wohltemperierte Klavier, part1, BWV 846-869
ECM Records (2014)

Beethoven
Concerto for piano and orchestra
no. 4 G major op. 58
no. 5 E flat major op. 73
Partner: Orchestre symphonique de Montréal, Kent Nagano (conductor)
4763315 (2010)

Madhares
Böse Zellen – Piano concerto
Still for viola and chamber orchestra
Madhares – string quartet
Partner: Kim Kashkashian (viola), Thomas Larcher (piano), Quatuor Diotima, Münchener Kammerorchester,
Dennis Russell Davies (conductor)
ECM New Series (2010)

Bach
Inventions BWV 772 – 786
Symphonies BWV 787 – 801
French Suite V BWV 816
4766355 (2009)

Beethoven
The Works for Cello and piano
Partner: Heinrich Schiff (cello)
462 601-2 (2000)

Mozart
Piano concerto no. 19 F major K 459
Piano concerto no. 25 C major K 503
Partner: Camerata Academica Salzburg, Alexander Janiczek (conductor)
3984-23299-2 (1998)

Schubert
Sonata A minor D 784 op. 143
6 Moments musicaux D 780 op. 94
12 Grazer Waltzes D 924 op. 91
0630-17869-2 (1997)

Schumann/Reubke
Schumann “Kreisleriana” op. 16
Reubke Sonata B flat minor
0630-12710-2 (1996)

Beethoven
Piano Concerto no. 2 B flat major op. 19
Piano Concerto no. 3 C minor op. 37
Partner: Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, Sir Neville Marriner (conductor)
4509-98539-2 (1995)

Mozart/Beethoven
Mozart Cconcerto for piano and orchestra no. 22 E flat major K 482
Mozart Rondo A minor K 511
Beethoven Sonata C minor op. 10 no. 1
Partner: Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne, Uri Segal (conductor)
Claves Records Switzerland (1994)

Schubert/Schönberg/Beethoven
Schubert Impromptus for piano D 935 (op. posth. 142)
Schönberg Suite for piano op. 25
Beethoven Sonata for piano „Appassionata“ F minor op. 57
567 7 54497 2 (1992)

Till Fellner – Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 3

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