Under the artistic supervision of the distinguished composer, conductor and pianist Mikhail Pletnev, four young master pianists have been invited by the Géza Anda-Foundation to learn the art of conducting from the piano.
Géza Anda was a great musician. Not only was he one of the exceptionally talented pianists of the 20th century, but he was also an equally gifted conductor of his own interpretations of the major piano concertos of the Viennese Classical repertoire.
The topic of the new music project, which we are carrying out, is the art – and above all the craft – of leading the masterpieces of this repertoire from the piano, after the manner of the old maestro al cembalo. It is held by the Géza Anda-Foundation in September 2022 in collaboration with the Lucerne Symphony Orchestra.
This event will take place over eight days and will comprise masterclasses with rehearsals and performances with an orchestra of a Mozart or Beethoven piano concerto of their own choice. It will be made accessible to a wide audience, both live and via a simultaneous video stream.
“Conducting from the Piano” will be crowned with two concerts, one at the base of the Lucerne Symphony Orchestra in Kriens/Lucerne, the other at the Small Hall of Tonhalle Zurich.
- Tianxu An
- Anton Gerzenberg
- Dinara Klinton
- Anna Tsybuleva
- Mikhail Pletnev
Schedule (Masterclass and rehearsals)
- 1st to 7th September 2022, Orchesterhaus des LSO, Kriens/Lucerne Final Concert 1:
- 7th September 2022, 7.30 p.m., Orchesterhaus des LSO, Kriens/Lucerne Final Concert 2:
- 8th September 2022, 7.30 p.m., Tonhalle Zurich, Small Hall
All sessions are open to the public.