Severin von Eckardstein
Severin von Eckardstein sets the tone on Friday, September 06, 2013, at the C. Bechstein piano recital in Berlin. The winner of the Grand Prix International Reine Elisabeth in Brussels plays Schubert's Sonata D. 784, the second volume of Images by Debussy, Scriabin's Sonata No. 5 and Etudes No. 8 and 9 from Opus 8, and Medtner's Sonata op 25 No. 2.
Severin von Echardstein, born 1978 in Düsseldorf, received his first lessons at the age of 6. He studied under Barbara Szczepanska, Karl-Heinz Kämmerling and Klaus Hellwig in Düsseldorf, Hanover and Berlin. Further training he received at the International Piano Academy Lake Como in Italy.
Severin von Eckardstein won prizes at several national and international competitions like the "Ferrucio Busoni International Piano Competition" (1998), ARD Competition in Munich (1999) and "Leeds International Piano Competition" (2000). His breakthrough success was winning first prize at the highly prestigious international Queen Elisabeth Competition in Brussels in June 2003. Since then he is playing worldwide and is regularly participating in music festivals like the Klavier-Festival Ruhr or La Roque d'Antéron (France) for example.
His recordings attract wide interest. His CD "The Nightwind" with works by Schubert, Debussy and Medtner was recorded on a C. Bechstein concert grand piano D-280 in the Mercatorhalle Duisburg in April 2012.
Program: Severin von Eckardstein performs works by Franz Schubert, Claude Debussy, Alexander Skrjabin, and Nikolai Medtner