From 10th to 16th April 2022, the EUFSC and Salzburg’s Mozarteum will host the seventh edition of the renowned ClaviCologne International Piano Festival and Competition. The event is set to explore the profoundly unique and varied repertoire in the piano’s expansive library, as well as delving more into its chamber music and the fascinating evolution of the instrument familiar to us today.
Following previous incarnations of the festival in Cologne and Hamburg, 2022 sees the renowned piano event come to the Mozarteum in Salzburg, bringing with it a host of internationally renowned stars of the piano world for a series of performances, masterclasses, workshops and lectures.
In an interesting development to the festival, the edition in 2022 will, as well as featuring performances and masterclasses primarily for piano, also present sessions featuring the organ and hammerklavier. Sessions regarding piano duo, as well as cello and piano duet will also feature, in addition to the extensive presentations regarding solo piano performance.
Numerous renowned professors are expected to give masterclasses at ClaviCologne 2022, including celebrated Israeli pianist, winner of the 2017 Israel Prize and professor of piano at the Hochschule für Musik in Hanover, Rubin Academy of Music and Tel Aviv University, Aerie Vardi; Artistic Director of the Leeds International Recital Series, juror for many international piano competitions including the Leeds, Chopin (Warsaw), Van Cliburn, Santander, Beethoven (Vienna) and Tchaikovsky (Moscow), Chair of Advanced Piano at the Royal College of Music London, Dmitri Alexeev; Winner of the first Olivier Messiaen International Piano Competition, exclusive EMI artist and jury member for the Tchaikovsky, Van Cliburn, Leeds, Clara Haskil and Marguerite Long competitions, Michel Béroff; Celebrated pianist and professor regarded as the the world’s leading classical improviser, resident International Chair of the Centre for Creative Performance and Classical Improvisation, Robert Levin.
The festival also welcomes professor of piano at the University Mozarteum Salzburg and jury member for numerous international competitions including the Tchaikovsky (Moscow), Marguerite Long (Paris), Leeds, Paderewsky (Poland), Rubinstein (Israel), Chopin (Warsaw) and Santander (Spain), amongst many others, Jacques Rouvier; Founder, Artistic Director and Chairman of the Jury for the International Telekom Beethoven Competition Bonn, Professor for piano at the University Mozarteum Salzburg, Pavel Gililov; Sony Classical recording ensemble, five-times "Echo Klassik" award-winners and recipients of numerous other international awards, piano duo Yaara Tal and Andreas Groethuysen.
ClaviCologne will also proudly present the winner of multiple international competitions including the 1974 Tchaikovsky Competition, recipient of the award for “Best Recording of Year” (Diapason d'Or), Professor of Cello at the Basle Academy of Music in Switzerland, jury member for various prestigious international competitions including the J.S.Bach Competition in Leipzig, cellist Ivan Monighetti; Professor of Organ at Mozarteum University and member of the board of trustees of the Salzburg Mozarteum Foundation, jury member for various international competition and recipient of the "Premier Prix" award (Geneva University of Music), organist Hannfried Lucke,