Till Fellner Closes Howland’s Piano Festival April 7

Pianist to play Bach, Haydn, Mozart, Schumann

The Howland Chamber Music Circle’s winter piano series will end with the return of Austrian pianist Till Fellner.

Pianist Till Fellner

Pianist Till Fellner

Fellner studied at the Konservatorium der Stadt Wien before going on to study privately with Alfred Brendel and other leading pianists. He first gained international recognition by winning first prize at the prestigious Clara Haskil International Competition in 1993. He was also awarded the Mozart Interpretation Prize by the Mozartgemeinde Wien in 1998.

He performs regularly with many orchestras and as solo recitalist and chamber musician at major music centers of Europe, the United States and Japan. From 2008 to 2010 he undertook a worldwide cycle of all 32 Beethoven sonatas (including the Metropolitan Museum in New York).

Fellner’s upcoming solo programs will focus on the repertoire of four composers: Bach, Haydn, Mozart and Schumann. For his recital at the Howland Center, he has chosen to play the Piano Sonata No. 47 in B minor, Hob.XVI:32 by Haydn, the Piano Sonata No. 15 in F Major by Mozart, Prelude and Fugue Nos. 1-4 by J.S. Bach, and the Symphonic Etudes, Op. 13 by Robert Schumann.

The concert will take place on Sunday, April 7, at 4 p.m., at the Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main St. in Beacon, and will be followed by a reception to meet the artist.

Tickets are $30 ($10 for students) and can be reserved — and reservations are highly recommended — by calling 845-297-9243 or at the Chamber Music Circle’s website howlandmusic.org, where further information on this and other presentations by HCMC can be found.

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