Special Event – Tobias Koch

 

Co-presentation with Early Music Vancouver

Friday, February 22, 2019 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, February 23, 2019 at 7:30 pm
 
Christ Church Cathedral( Click for directions )

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Powerhouse of the period piano movement, Warsaw’s Chopin Institute under the artistic direction of Stanisław Leszczyn´ski continues to venture where no recordings have gone before. Even by its own high standards, this new release featuring the German pianist Tobias Koch offers something uncommonly fresh and entrancing, a journey through the world of Polish character pieces – principally polonaises and mazurkas – from before, during and even after Chopin’s time.” – John Allison

After our highly successful collaboration with Early Music Vancouver in the 2017-2018 season, we are happy to work with our friends at EMV to bring you another remarkable artist in a pair of recitals on a period piano.

One of the most versatile and distinguished musicians of his generation, Tobias Koch is fascinated by the expressive possibilities of period keyboard instruments, playing, among others, the harpsichord, clavichord, tangent piano, early fortepiano, and pianos from the 19th century. He is considered the foremost specialist in the field of historically-informed performance practice. That said, Koch strives to lend the music he performs vivid colours on the keyboard instruments best suited to the musical works in question. His repertoire ranges from Orlando Gibbons to Karlheinz Stockhausen, and his performing career has taken him to all the musical capitals of Europe. Koch has also recorded more than 20 CD’s, and is the author of many scholarly publications.

For his Vancouver appearance, Koch will present two different programmes. The first recital will be a recreation of Chopin’s recital in Edinburgh on October 4, 1848. Just as Chopin did in 1848, Tobias Koch will also be performing on a beautifully- restored Broadwood grand piano in Vancouver. For his second recital, Koch will present a recital of Polish Romantic music, composers such as Szymanowska, Elsner (Chopin’s teacher), Friedman, Zaluski, and Mikuli (Chopin’s student) and of course Chopin.

Come and experience the unique sonorities of a period piano, under the hands of one of its most eloquent exponents.
 
Friday RecitalAfter our highly successful collaboration with Early Music Vancouver in the 2017-2018 season, we are happy to work with our friends at EMV to bring you another remarkable artist in a pair of recitals on a period piano.

One of the most versatile and distinguished musicians of his generation, Tobias Koch is fascinated by the expressive possibilities of period keyboard instruments, playing, among others, the harpsichord, clavichord, tangent piano, early fortepiano, and pianos from the 19th century. He is considered the foremost specialist in the field of historically-informed performance practice. That said, Koch strives to lend the music he performs vivid colours on the keyboard instruments best suited to the musical works in question. His repertoire ranges from Orlando Gibbons to Karlheinz Stockhausen, and his performing career has taken him to all the musical capitals of Europe. Koch has also recorded more than 20 CD’s, and is the author of many scholarly publications.

For his Vancouver appearance, Koch will present two different programmes. The first recital will be a recreation of Chopin’s recital in Edinburgh on October 4, 1848. Just as Chopin did in 1848, Tobias Koch will also be performing on a beautifully- restored Broadwood grand piano in Vancouver. For his second recital, Koch will present a recital of Polish Romantic music, composers such as Szymanowska, Elsner (Chopin’s teacher), Friedman, Zaluski, and Mikuli (Chopin’s student) and of course Chopin.

Come and experience the unique sonorities of a period piano, under the hands of one of its most eloquent exponents.

 
Friday Recital      Chopin’s last concert in Edinburgh 1848
Saturday Recital    The Polish Romantics