Photo: Irène Zandel

SEVERIN VON ECKARDSTEIN is one of the most important German pianists of his generation and has long been at home on many of the world’s major podiums with solo and orchestral concerts. He made guest appearances with orchestras such as the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Dallas Symphony Orchestra, the NHK Orchestra and the Mariinsky Orchestra Conductors such as Paavo Järvi, Jaap van Zweden, Marek Janowski, Valery Gergiev and Philippe Herreweghe. In 2022 he was heard at the Piano Festival Ruhr for the seventh time.
Von Eckardstein is a prizewinner and winner of numerous international competitions. Among other things, he received the Grand Prix at the Queen Elisabeth Competition in Brussels in 2003, the 3rd prize at the Leeds International Piano Competition in 2000 and the 2nd prize (if the 1st prize was not awarded) at the ARD competition in Munich in 1999.
The artist received essential impulses from his artistic training with Prof. Barbara Szczepanska, Prof. Karl-Heinz Kämmerling and Prof. Klaus Hellwig and gained further inspiration through studies at the International Piano Academy Lake Como, Italy. In winter semester 23/24 he received a professorship at the HfMT Cologne. Chamber music also enjoys a high priority in his repertoire. He performed in festivals such as the Kuhmo Chamber Music Festival/Finland and the Risør Chamber Music Festival/Norway. Artists like Sophia Jaffé, Isang Enders, Isabelle van Keulen, Heinrich Schiff and Igor Levit are among his partners. A few years ago, together with Franziska Hölscher, he founded the chamber music series “Klangbrücken” at the Berlin Konzerthaus.
His CD recordings, including works by Schubert, Scriabin, Medtner, Wagner and Schumann, have received numerous awards. The CD with works by Debussy and Dupont, released in 2018, received the “Diapason d’Or”. His latest album “Vers la flamme” was released in 2023.

Tuesday, 20.08.2024
7 pm: Piano recital

Severin von Eckardstein


Ilmari Hannikainen
Impressions op.11b (1915/16)
Calme du soir
Une question
La première neige
Florent Schmitt
aus „Musiques intimes" op.29
Cloître (1898)
Sillage (1904)
Brises (1902)
Carl Nielsen
Thema med Variationer op.40 (1916)
Medtner/v. Eckardsteinaus „Suite-Vocalise" op.41/2 (1931)
Nr.5 Was der Dichter spricht
Nikolaj Medtner
Romantische Skizzen für die Jugend op.54 (1933)
Nr.3 Prelude (Tempo di Sarabanda)
Nr.4 Märchen (Scherzo)
Nr.7 Prelude (Hymne)
Nr.8 Märchen (Der Bettler)
Felix Blumenfeld
Sonate-Fantaisie op.46
Allegro non tanto
Andante, Poetico
Tempo de l´Andante - Allegro con fuoco