Bernd Glemser

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Bernd Franz Glemser (born May 30, 1962 in Dürbheim , Baden-Württemberg) is a German pianist and university professor .

Artistic development

Glemser received his first piano lessons at the age of 7. The student of the Russian pianist and music teacher Vitaly Margulis attracted attention during his training and studies when he won prizes at 17 international music competitions from 1981 onwards. Among them were the competitions Cortot, Rubinstein, Busoni (1984: 3rd prize) and the ARD music competition (1987: 2nd prize). In 1989 he was still a student at the Freiburg University of Music when the Saar University of Music appointed him to Saarbrücken as Germany's youngest piano professor at the time. Bernd Glemser has been Professor of Piano at the University of Music in Würzburg since 1996 . In the same year he was the first artist from the West to perform live on Chinese television with Tchaikovsky's 1st Piano Concerto .

Bernd Glemser's concert repertoire ranges from baroque music to piano works of new music. But he has mainly specialized in the virtuoso works of Franz Liszt , Alexander Scriabin , Ferruccio Busoni and Sergei Rachmaninow . Many CDs have now been released, for example as part of the complete edition of the sonatas by Robert Schumann and Sergei Prokofjew .

The now world-famous pianist receives concert invitations from all over Europe, the USA, Canada, South America, Japan, China, Australia and New Zealand. B. with the conductors Herbert Blomstedt , Riccardo Chailly , Welser-Möst , Chung Myung-whun , Dmitri Kitajenko , Osmo Vänskä and Wolfgang Sawallisch . In addition to his many awards, Bernd Glemser received the European Andor Foldes Prize in 1992 and the European Pianist Prize in Zurich in 1993 . In 2003 he was awarded the Federal Cross of Merit on ribbon by the then Federal President Johannes Rau . In 2006 he also received the City of Würzburg's Culture Prize .

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Individual evidence

  1. Jakob Buhre: Until today he has not played a scale. Die Welt , April 30, 2006, accessed October 3, 2015 .