Künstlersekretariat - Astrid Schoerke

Till Fellner

“There are pianists who can not 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 7 2015). At his debut performance with the Berliner Philharmoniker under Bernard Haitink he elated audiences as well as critics when playing Mozart’s piano concerto in c major in December 2015.

Over a period of more than two decades, he has become a sought-after guest with many of the world’s most important orchestras and at the major music centres of Europe, USA and Japan, as well as numerous festivals. Till Fellner has collaborated with Claudio Abbado, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Herbert Blomstedt, Semyon Bychkov, Christoph von Dohnányi, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Sir Charles Mackerras, Kurt Masur, Kent Nagano, Jonathan Nott, Vasily Petrenko, Claudius Traunfellner and Hans Zender, among many others.

In the field of chamber music Till Fellner regularly collaborates with the British tenor Mark Padmore, with whom he also played the world premiere of a composition by Hans Zender in January 2016. Furthermore he has performed numerous times with the Belcea Quartet; a recording of Brahms’ piano quintet will be released this fall.

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 32 piano sonatas of Ludwig van Beethoven. He performed the Beethoven cycle from 2008 to 2010 in New York, Washington, Tokyo, London, Paris and Vienna. Furthermore contemporary music is of great importance to him; he has given the world premieres of works by Kit Armstrong, Harrison Birtwistle, Thomas Larcher, and Alexander Stankovski. In 2012 Till Fellner withdrew from performing for a year to devote himself to the study of new repertoire and to deepen his knowledge of composition, literature and film.

The ECM label, for whom Till Fellner is an exclusive recording artist, 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 Vienna, Till Fellner studied with Helene Sedo-Stadler before going on to study privately with Alfred Brendel, Meira Farkas, Oleg Maisenberg, and Claus-Christian Schuster. Since autumn 2013, Till Fellner has been engaged to teach a small circle of students at the Zurich Hochschule der Künste.

In 2016/17 he can be heard at solo recitals at the Niedersächsische Musiktage as well as with his duet partner cellist Istvan Várdai. He will also perform in Berlin several times: once with the Konzerthausorchester under Iván Fischer with Beethoven’s second piano concerto and another time with the Deutsche Symphonie-Orchester Berlin and Kent Nagano playing Beethoven’s Fantasie for piano, choir and orchestra op. 80 at the Philharmonie.

2016/2017 season
Changes and abridgement must be coordinated with Künstlersekretariat Schoerke.

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 ...

Till Fellner: recital program 2017/2018/2019

13 October 2016

For Till Fellner, the years to come will be devoted to Schubert. In a cycle spanning four distinctive programmes featuring sonatas and other solo pieces, he presents exceedingly […] more ...

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Till Fellner – Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 3

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Till Fellner – Beethoven

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