Till Fellner

Till Fellner came to international attention by winning First Prize at the Clara Haskil International Piano Competition at Vevey, Switzerland in 1993. He was a student of Helene Sedo-Stadler and has studied privately with Alfred Brendel, Meira Farkas, Oleg Maisenberg, and Claus-Christian Schuster.

This season Mr. Fellner makes his debut with the Pittsburgh Symphony performing Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4. Recent North American engagements include appearances with the Boston, Chicago, and Montreal symphonies, and recitals at Carnegie Hall and with San Francisco Performances, the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society, and the Washington Performing Arts Society. These current performances mark his San Francisco Symphony debut. Other highlights of the 2013-14 season include concerts with the Munich Philharmonic and the NHK Symphony Orchestra and recitals and chamber music in Austria, Germany, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, the UK, Russia, Japan, and Malaysia. Mr. Fellner will also serve as artist-in-residence at the Bamberg Symphony.

In recent seasons, Mr. Fellner performed the complete Beethoven piano sonatas throughout the US, and at the Konzerthaus in Vienna, Wigmore Hall in London, Salle Gaveau in Paris, and Toppan Hall in Tokyo. In addition to performing Schubert’s Winterreise on tour with tenor Mark Padmore, he appeared at the Orford Festival International de Musique with the Montreal Symphony, the Orchestre National de France, the Philharmonia Orchestra, and the Munich Philharmonic.

Till Fellner has recorded for the EMI, Claves, Erato, and Philips labels. For the ECM label, he has released recordings of Beethoven’s Piano Concertos Nos. 4 and 5 with Kent Nagano and the Montreal Symphony, a disc of new works by Thomas Larcher, and recordings of J.S. Bach’s Two- and Three-part Inventions paired with the French Suite No. 5, and the first book of the Well-Tempered Clavier. Mr. Fellner has also recorded Mozart’s Piano Concertos Nos. 19, 22, and 25; Beethoven’s Piano Concertos Nos. 2 and 3; a selection of Beethoven piano sonatas; Beethoven’s works for cello and piano (with Heinrich Schiff), Schubert’s Sonata in A minor D.784, paired with other works by Schubert; Schumann’s Kreisleriana, Opus 16; and Schoenberg’s Suite for Piano, Opus 25.

(November 2013)