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1 – 4 April 2020 Frankfurt am Main Tickets & Registration

Classical Instruments

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The International Piano Forum will present the 9th International German Piano Award on 1 April 2019.

Six nominated pianists will play for the laureate jury in the semi-finals on 31 March. Only two will be selected for the final and grand finale on 1 April. After their performances, the laureate of the 9th International German Piano Award will be chosen.

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Rachmaninoff and friends live

In the course of the evening the audience will be able to hear original interpretations by Claude Debussy, George Gershwin, Sergei Rachmaninoff, Maurice Ravel, Ferruccio Busoni and Vladimir Horowitz, reproduced on a modern Welte-Mignon piano. They will play their own greatest hits: Claire de la Lune, La Valse or the famous Prelude in c-sharp minor. Since these are original Welte-Mignon recordings, which are now available again in to their full extent for the first time, we shall be bringing to life again the golden era of piano playing from the early twentieth century. 

Speaker Timothy Peach
Special Guest: Chanda VanderHart

Date: 2.4.2019, Start 6 p.m.
Venue: Hall 3.0 Circle Stage

Hindemith Quartett

Hindemith Quartett

Since it was founded in 2008 the Hindemith Quartet has had one mission: to make the work of Paul Hindemith, the native of Frankfurt and musical pioneer after whom it is named, better known beyond the boundaries of the city. Like the man whose name they take, the members of the Hindemith Quartet work in leading positions in the Opera and Museum orchestras. At this chamber concert, along with Paul Hindemith, works by Engelbert Humperdinck and Richard Strauss will be on the programme.

Venue: CMF, Fair & Exhibition Centre, Harmonie Room
Date: 3.4.2019
Time: 7 p.m.
Price: Free admission with Musikmesse Festival wristband

Bugari Armando

Bugari Armando

Presenting the Balkan model:

Concert with Borko Radivojevi and guest appearance by Boban Prodanovi. Borko Radivojevi (Serbia) & Band is one of the best known young accordion virtuosos in Balkan music. He enlivens his various repertoire, consisting of the Balkan peoples' finest songs and dances, with temperamental expression. Borko's splendid orchestra has already accompanied many famous singers, such as the legendary Šaban Šauli. At the moment he is working with the orchestra on a new CD project in Zurich.

Venue: Circle Stage 3.1
Date: April 2019
Time: 6 p.m.
Price: with Festival Ticket: Free admission

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