German Pianist Plays Solo Recital To Close Denison New Music Festival
Date of Event: February 29, 2004
Posted: February 23, 2004
The German pianist, Sebastian Berweck, will play a solo recital of works by modern composers to close the Denison New Music Festival at 3 p.m. on Sunday (Feb. 29) in Burke Recital Hall (240 W. Broadway). Free and open to the public, this concert is part of Berweck's fourth tour of the United States and will feature works composed between 1956 and 1977.
Musically trained since he was four, Berweck played his first chamber and solo recitals when he was 17. One year later he was playing a concerto with the Concerto Tblissi orchestra in Russia. He won first prizes at the International Chamber Music Competitions of 1990 and 1991 in Bad Durkheim and made his first recording with the Baynov Piano Ensemble in 1992.
Berweck has participated in more than 30 productions and premieres with the Ensemble fur Neue Musik in Freiburg, Germany. In 1999 he was voted the best Young Interpreter by the German Society for New Music. At the 2000 Mendelssohn Competition Berlin he play Alexander Brebtschenko's piano trio "Annihilation" and won the prize for interpretation.
Berweck studied at the Freiburg Musikhochschule and earned a master of arts degree in 1997. He will be at Denison as an artist-in-residence.
On the program for his concert are works by Benjamin Lang, Michael Maierhof, James Saunders, Thomas Wenk, Tim Parkinson and Hannes G. Seidl.
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