Pianist Till Fellner plays with scrupulous musicianship, purity of style, and sparkling keyboard command—qualities that have earned him acclaim throughout Europe, the United States and Japan. His readings of the works of Bach and Beethoven in particular have placed him among the elect in this repertoire, and the inspired ingenuity of his performances of such 20th century masters as György Kurtág and Elliott Carter have earned him many accolades.
Till Fellner’s thrilling 2018-19 season brings him back for Mozart with the Orchestre Symphonique de Montreal and Alain Altingolu, to the Pittsburgh Symphony for Beethoven’s Emperor Concerto with Manfred Honeck and to the Minnesota Orchestra with Kent Nagano performing Mozart’s Concerto No. 20. Till Fellner will be touring extensively with cellist Johannes Moser around Europe and the USA.
Highlights during the 2017-18 season included Till Fellner’s debut with the New York Philharmonic Orchestra and a return to the Chicago Symphony for a subscription week with frequent collaborator Manfred Honeck. In Europe, he appeared with Le Concert Olympique, the Mozarteumorchester Salzburg, and the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra. And, a busy recital schedule included Paris, Vienna, Japan, Spain, Switzerland, and throughout Germany, Belgium and France.
Last season, Till returned to the Montreal Symphony for performances of Beethoven Concerto No. 4 with Kent Nagano – a work they have previously recorded together on the ECM label; and to the Pittsburgh Symphony with Manfred Honeck and collaborated again with Maestro Nagano in Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy at the Deutsche Symphonie-Orchester Berlin.
Till Fellner has an impressive discography to his credit on the EMI, Claves, Erato, Philips, and ECM labels, the most recent release being a CD of Harrison Birtwistle’s Chamber Music with Lisa Batiashvili, Adrian Brendel, et al. His 2010 ECM recording of the Beethoven Piano Concertos Nos. 4 and 5, with Nagano and the Montreal Symphony, was singled out for its clarity and impeccable beauty. Fellner appears on an ECM album of new works by Thomas Larcher, and his recording of Bach’s Two-and Three-Part Inventions and French Suite No. 5 has received widespread critical praise, in keeping with his acclaimed ECM recording of the first book of Bach’s monumental Well-Tempered Clavier.