費爾納
Till Fellner
奧地利鋼琴家費爾納的演奏生涯起始於 1993 年,奪得瑞士著名的哈絲姬兒大賽首獎。在 20 幾年來,費爾納成為一位許多世界重要管弦樂團與歐洲、美國與日本重要音樂廳競相邀請的音樂家,而他也活躍於許多音樂節。 2015 年 12 月,費爾納首席與柏林愛樂合作,由海汀克指揮,演奏莫札特的第 25 號鋼琴協奏曲; 2015/16 樂季費爾納還在歐洲與亞洲許多音樂廳舉辦獨奏會,以及與 NHK 交響樂團/布隆許泰特、芝加哥交響樂團/海汀克、聖馬丁學院樂團/馬利納爵士、馬勒室內樂管弦樂團/霍乃克合作演出協奏曲。

費爾納合作過的指揮家包括阿巴多、阿胥肯納吉、畢契可夫、杜南伊、哈農庫特、馬克拉斯爵士、肯特長野、諾特、佩特連柯等人。至於室內樂領域,費爾納與英國男高音帕特摩固定合作,他們兩人經常在德國、東京與首爾舉行藝術歌曲音樂會。貝爾契四重奏也邀請他於 2015 年巡迴歐洲各大城市演出布拉姆斯的鋼琴五重奏,慶祝該團的 20 週年,同時也灌錄唱片。

在過去幾年之間,費爾納將重心放在鋼琴作品的里程碑之作上面:巴赫的平均律全集,以及貝多芬的 32 首鋼琴奏鳴曲。 2008-2010 年之間,費爾納在紐約、華盛頓、東京、倫敦、巴黎與維也納等地巡迴演出貝多芬的 32 首鋼琴奏鳴曲。此外,當代音樂對費爾納也相當重要,他世界首演了 Kit Armstrong 、 Harrison Birtwistle 、 Thomas Larcher 與 Alexander Stankovski 等人的作品。 2012 年費爾納整整退隱一年,讓自己有充份時間鑽研新的作品,也多多充實了作曲、文學與電影方面的知識。

費爾納目前是 ECM 的專屬音樂家,他在這裡發行了巴赫的平均律第一冊、二聲部與三聲部創意曲、貝多芬的第四號與第五號鋼琴協奏曲(與蒙特婁交響樂團/肯特長野);最近的一張 CD 則是 Harrison Birtwistle 的室內樂作品集。

在維也納求學時,費爾納向 Helene Sedo-Stadler 學習鋼琴,私下則向布蘭德爾、 Meira Farkas 、邁森伯格、 Claus-Christian Schuster 等人學習鋼琴。自從 2013 年起,費爾納也在蘇黎世高等藝術學校擔任教職。

Austrian pianist Till Fellner’s international career was launched in 1993 when he won First Prize at the renowned Clara Haskil Competition in Vevey, Switzerland. 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. In December 2015 Till Fellner will make his debut with the Berlin Philharmonic, under the baton of Bernard Haitink, performing Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 25 in C major. Other highlights of the 2015-16 season include recitals in major halls in Europe and Asia as well as concerts with the NHK Symphony Orchestra/Herbert Blomstedt, Chicago Symphony Orchestra/Bernard Haitink, the Academy of St Martin in the Fields/Sir Neville Marriner, and the Mahler Chamber Orchestra/Manfred Honeck.

Till Fellner has collaborated with Claudio Abbado, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Semyon Bychkov, Christoph von Dohnányi, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Sir Charles Mackerras, Kurt Masur, Kent Nagano, Jonathan Nott, Kirill 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 will give the first performance of a composition by Hans Zender in January 2016. They will also perform lieder recitals in Germany, Tokyo and Seoul. The Belcea Quartet has invited him to celebrate their 20th anniversary in 2015 with performances of Brahms’ Piano Quintet in major cities throughout Europe and a subsequent recording.

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 his native 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.