Saturday, May 07, 2011

Happy 7th!

Martin Stadtfeld performs the extraordinarily difficult Toccata in C, op. 7, by Robert Schumann.


Gary Freedman said...

Pianist Martin Stadtfeld (b. 1980) gave his début recital at the age of nine, and was only 13 when he enrolled at the Musikhochschule Frankfurt to study with Lev Natochenny. He created a stir in 2002 when he became the first German pianist to win the International Bach Competition in Leipzig. First prize in this prestigious contest, which hadn't been awarded for 14 years, opened the doors to the leading Bach festivals (Ansbach, Stuttgart, Köthen) for the young artist, as well as to other important music festivals.

Gary Freedman said...

I wonder why Martin works so hard. There's something fishy about this!