Program 1st Round:
Sonate Nr. 13 Es-Dur op. 27 Nr. 1
Andante – Allegro – Tempo primo, attacca:
Allegro molto vivace, attacca:
Adagio con espressione, attacca:
Allegro vivace – Tempo I – Presto
Eroica Variationen Es-Dur op. 35
“Sensitivity and richness of nuances”, “sparkling lightness and sovereignty” are just some of the attributes critics attribute to the young pianist Florian Feilmair. Born in 1989, he has already won a considerable number of important prizes, including the “Klassikpreis.Österreich” for his interpretation of Beethoven’s 3rd piano concerto with the Mozarteum Orchestra in the “gradus ad parnassum” competition, of which he is also the winner in the piano category. In 2011 he won the piano competition “Neue Sterne” in Wernigerode (Germany), in 2013 the 3rd prize at the international piano competition “Prezzo Silvio Bengalli” in Val Tidone (Italy) and the 2nd prize at the XXVII Concurso Internacional de Piano Cidade Ferrol (Spain). In 2014 Florian Feilmair won 2nd prize at the Concurso pianistico Verona (Italy) and 2nd prize at the New Orleans International Piano Competition (USA), which led to concert invitations with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra in New Orleans, among others. In 2017 Florian Feilmair won the 2nd prize, the audience prize and the special prize of the orchestra for the interpretation of Beethoven’s 5th piano concerto at the Campillos International Piano Competition. After his first lessons at the Seewalchen Music School, Florian Feilmair became a student of Naoko Knopp at the Anton Bruckner Private University in Linz. After graduating from high school, he returned to his native Vienna, where he was first taught by Christopher Hinterhuber and finally accepted as a student of Jan Gottlieb Jiracek von Arnim at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna in 2008. Florian Feilmair has performed as a soloist with renowned orchestras such as the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, the Munich Symphony Orchestra, the Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg, the Bruckner Orchestra Linz, the Vienna Chamber Orchestra, the Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra Wernigerode and the Philharmonic Orchestra Salzburg and has worked with conductors such as Anu Tali, Philipp Entremont, Carlos Miguel Prieto, Ingo Ingensand, Elisabeth Fuchs, John Kevin Edusei, Julian Kovatchev, Tobias Wögerer, Christian Fitzner and Oksana Madarash. In 2016 he made his Asian debut with the Daegu Symphony Orchestra in South Korea, which led to further invitations to Korea in 2017.