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Composer

Stefan Stroissnig (1989-); AUT

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Stefan Stroissnig

Stefan Stroissnig was born in Vienna in 1985, and received his first piano lessons at the age of seven. He studied piano at the Bruckner Conservatory in Linz from 1996-1999, before enrolling at the University of Music in Vienna - where he currently resides. There he studies with Professor Oleg Maisenberg, and has worked with Professors Vadim Suchanov, Dimitri Bashkirov, and Rudolf Kehrer.

Stefan has already won a number of piano competitions throughout Europe, including First Prize at the Prima La Musica, Bösendorfer Stipend, Musica Juventutis (Vienna), Das Podium, and Vittoria Caffa Righetti (Italy) Piano Competitions. He was also a Finalist in the Gradus ad Parnassum Competition, and was awarded a prize at the International Competition for young pianists in Ettlingen (Germany). At the international radio competition, Concertino Praga 2000, Stefan received a prize for the best interpretation of a composition by Bohuslav Martinu and, in the same year, won First Prize, as well as the EMCY Award, at the Greta Erikson International Piano Competition in Karlstad (Sweden). More recently, Stefan was a finalist in the the Clara-Haskil Piano Competition in Vevey/Montreaux (2003), which was broadcast live on radio and TV. Further, his piano trio was awarded the Karajan stipend in 2003.

Stefan has performed since the age of 11 as a recitalist, chamber musician, and soloist in such leading halls as the Wiener Konzerthaus, Brucknerhaus Linz, Congress Innsbruck, and Philharmonia Budweis, as well as in concert tours of Sweden, Italy, and Japan. In March 2001, he performed Beethoven's Fourth Piano Concerto with the Bruckner Orchestra at the Brucknerhaus Linz, and has performed with the Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne, under conductor Okko Kamu. Stefan has participated in several international piano and music festivals, including the Piano Festival Ruhr, Rheingau-Festival, Music Festival Kyoto, Festival in Divonne-les-bains, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Festival, New Artists Series London, South Bohemian Festival Festival of the Danish Broadcastings, and the Carinthian Summer. He has likewise been featured on several radio and TV recordings.

Stefan Stroissnig is a pianist to watch, and we are delighted to feature him here at the Classical Archives.

Reviews

"All attention was focused on the 16 year-old pianist, Stefan Stroissnig. His abundant musicality, flawless technique, and lyrical approach delivered a totally convincing interpretation of Beethoven's Piano Concerto #4."

Oberosterreichische Nachrichten

"Stefan Stroissnig's interpretation of the massive Liszt Sonata in b was a study in creativity and depth."

Neue Ruhr Zeitung

"Stefan Stroissnig's substantial interpretive, emotional, and technical forces were evident in his performance of the transcendent Lizst Sonata in b minor. Even at his young age, Stroissnig has a deep understanding of the work's design, and revealed the beauty of its internal references as well as the impact of the Sonata's totality."

Westdeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung

"Despite his youth, Stefan Stroissnig brought creativity, musical and intellectual maturity, and stupendous technique to every piece in his recital; his playing reminded this listener of the young Gulda. Stroissnig's extraordinary talent was further displayed in the 14-year old's own composition, "La Parole," which revealed a very expressive, and powerful compositional style."

Merker

Stefan Stroissnig
Schnepfenweg 10
A-4616 Weisskirchen
email: stefan.stroissnig@mcnon.com

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