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The Viennese pianist Rudolf Buchbinder is firmly established as one of the world's foremost musicians. He frequently performs with major orchestras and conductors around the world. His comprehensive repertoire encompasses music from Bach to the present day and can be heard in over 100 recordings, many of them award-winning.
Notable recordings to his credit include Haydn's complete works for piano (Warner Classics) which was honoured with the Grand Prix du Disque as well as his live recording of Beethoven sonatas from the Semperoper in Dresden (Sony/RCA Red Seal) for which he was awarded the 2012 Echo Klassik Award in the category "Instrumentalist of the year", as well as the Choc de l'Année 2012.
Other projects include live recordings of works by Mozart, the five Beethoven concertos and the upcoming recording of both Brahms piano concertos with the Vienna Philharmonic conducted by Zubin Mehta.
Rudolf Buchbinder's interpretations of Beethoven's works are considered benchmarks. He continues to set standards with his performances of the complete 32 sonatas by Beethoven in more than 45 cities, among them Vienna, Berlin, Beijing, Buenos Aires, St Petersburg, Milan, Munich, Dresden, Istanbul and Zurich.
Presenter: The Staatskapelle Dresden
Founded by Prince Elector Moritz von Sachsen in 1548, the Staatskapelle Dresden is one of the oldest orchestras in the world and steeped in tradition. Over its long history, many distinguished conductors and internationally celebrated instrumentalists have left their mark on this onetime court orchestra.
The Staatskapelle’s home is the Semperoper, where it performs around 260 operas and ballets each season. In addition, the ensemble presents another 50 symphonic and chamber concerts in the opera house, as well as playing at various musical events in Dresden’s Frauenkirche.
As one of the world’s most celebrated and popular symphony orchestras, the Staatskapelle regularly travels abroad to the world’s leading classical venues. From 2013, the Staatskapelle Dresden is the resident orchestra of the Salzburg Easter Festival, whose Artistic Director is none other than Christian Thielemann.