Piano

Elisabeth Brauß

BBC New Generation Artist, 2018-20

“The maturity and sophistication of her thoughtful interpretations would be the pride of any pianist twice her age.” (Gramophone)

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Introduction

The pianist Elisabeth Brauß has been praised by Gramophone Magazine for “the maturity and sophistication of her thoughtful interpretations” which “would be the pride of any pianist twice her age”. Born in Hannover in 1995, Elisabeth is quickly establishing herself as one of the most exciting and versatile musicians of her generation. She is currently a member of the BBC New Generation Artist scheme.

In addition to winning first prize at the International Steinway Competition in Hamburg, and the International Grotrian Steinweg Piano Competition in Braunshweig, Elisabeth was awarded the Prätorius Musikpreis Lower Saxony Prize in 2012. Further accolades include the main and audience awards at the TONALi Grand Prix in Hamburg (2013) and first prize at the Kissinger KlavierOlymp (October 2016).

Elisabeth has worked with orchestras including Frankfurt Radio Symphony, Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, BBC Scottish Symphony, NDR Elbphilharmonie Hannover, Dortmund Symphoniker and Bochum Symphony. The start of the 19/20 season saw Elisabeth make her BBC Proms in the Park debut in Belfast with the Ulster Orchestra. Further highlights of the season include concerto appearances with BBC Symphony, BBC Philharmonic and Südwestdeutsche Kammersinfonie amongst others.

A keen chamber musician, Elisabeth collaborates regularly with the violinist Noa Wildschut, and the 19/20 season sees a major European tour of venues including Concertgebouw, Philharmonie de Paris, Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, Palau de la Musica Barcelona, Cologne Philharmonie & Barbican Centre. Elisabeth is also in demand for her solo recitals and appears at venues including Wigmore Hall, Schleswig Holstein Festival and Snape Maltings Festival.

In May 2017, her debut CD featuring works by Beethoven, Prokofiev, Chopin and Denhoff, was released by OehmsClassics. It received critical acclaim and was named as ‘Editor’s Choice’ by Gramophone Magazine.


Performance Schedule

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    13:55 18 Dec 2019 MediaCity, SALFORD

    LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor Op. 37

    Conductor: Rumon Gamba
    Ensemble: BBC Philharmonic Orchestra

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    13:05 07 Jan 2020 Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, BIRMINGHAM

    FRANZ SCHUBERT Four Impromptus D899, Op. 90
    LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN Piano Sonata in F minor, No. 23, Op. 57, “Appassionata”

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    19:30 11 Jan 2020 Gut Glindfeld, MEDEBACH

    WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART Sonata No. 9 in D major for piano K. 311
    PYOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY The Seasons, Op 37a
    Interval
    FELIX MENDELSSOHN Variations Serieuses op 54
    LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN Sonata No. 23 in F minor for piano Op. 57 ‘Appassionata’

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    20:00 15 Jan 2020 Volkshochschule Auditorium Sulzbach-Rosenberg, SULZBACHROSENBERG

    ASTOR PIAZOLLA ‘Primavera’, ‘Invierno’ & ‘Verano’ from Vier Jahreszeiten
    ASTOR PIAZOLLA ‘Fuga y Misterio’ from Maris de Buenos Aires
    CLAUDE DEBUSSY Ariettes oubliées (selection)
    FRANZ LISZT La Leggierezza
    VINCENT HOUDIJK Mapa for Solo Vibraphone
    EMMANUEL SEJOURNE Attraction for Marimba, Vibraphone & Junk Percussion
    DARIUS MILHAUD Scaramouche

    Trombone: Philip Pineda Resch
    Percussion: Kai Strobel

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    18:00 18 Jan 2020 The Sage, GATESHEAD

    FRANZ SCHUBERT: Fantasy in C major Op. 159, D. 934
    JOEY ROUKENS: Sarasvati (New work)

    PYOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY: Meditation from Souvenir d’un Lieu cher, Op. 42
    SERGEI PROKOFIEV: Violin Sonata No. 2 in D major, Op 94a

    Violin: Noa Wildschut

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    13:55 24 Jan 2020 MediaCity, SALFORD

    WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART Piano Concerto No. 9 in E flat major K271 ‘Jeunehomme’

    Conductor: Ludovic Morlot
    Ensemble: BBC Philharmonic Orchestra

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    19:30 25 Jan 2020 Kleiner Saal Elbphilharmonie, HAMBURG

    FRANZ SCHUBERT: Fantasy in C major Op. 159, D. 934
    JOEY ROUKENS: Sarasvati (New work)

    PYOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY: Meditation from Souvenir d’un Lieu cher, Op. 42
    SERGEI PROKOFIEV: Violin Sonata No. 2 in D major, Op 94a

    Violin: Noa Wildschut

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    19:30 29 Jan 2020 Birmingham Town Hall, BIRMINGHAM

    FRANZ SCHUBERT: Fantasy in C major Op. 159, D. 934
    JOEY ROUKENS: Sarasvati (New work)

    PYOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY: Meditation from Souvenir d’un Lieu cher, Op. 42
    SERGEI PROKOFIEV: Violin Sonata No. 2 in D major, Op 94a

    Violin: Noa Wildschut

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    16:00 02 Feb 2020 Philharmonie Cologne, COLOGNE

    FRANZ SCHUBERT: Fantasy in C major Op. 159, D. 934
    JOEY ROUKENS: Sarasvati (New work)

    PYOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY: Meditation from Souvenir d’un Lieu cher, Op. 42
    SERGEI PROKOFIEV: Violin Sonata No. 2 in D major, Op 94a

    Violin: Noa Wildschut

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    17:00 08 Feb 2020 Konzerthaus Dortmund, DORTMUND

    FRANZ SCHUBERT: Fantasy in C major Op. 159, D. 934
    JOEY ROUKENS: Sarasvati (New work)

    PYOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY: Meditation from Souvenir d’un Lieu cher, Op. 42
    SERGEI PROKOFIEV: Violin Sonata No. 2 in D major, Op 94a

    Violin: Noa Wildschut

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    14:00 16 Feb 2020 Gulbenkian Grand Auditorium, LISBOA

    JOEY ROUKENS: Sarasvati (New work)
    PYOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY: Meditation from Souvenir d’un Lieu cher, Op. 42
    SERGEI PROKOFIEV: Violin Sonata No. 2 in D major, Op 94a

    Violin: Noa Wildschut

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    19:30 22 Feb 2020 Britten Studio, SNAPE

    WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART Duo for violin and viola in G major K. 423
    CLAUDE DEBUSSY Sonata for Cello & Piano in D minor, L. 135
    PYOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY Piano Trio in A minor, Op. 50

    Violin: Aleksey Semenenko
    Viola: Eivind Ringstad
    Cello: Anastasia Kobekina

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    14:00 23 Feb 2020 Britten Studio, SNAPE

    WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART Sonata No. 9 in D major for piano K. 311
    PYOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY The Seasons, Op 37a

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    20:30 09 Mar 2020 Philharmonie de Paris, PARIS

    FRANZ SCHUBERT: Fantasy in C major Op. 159, D. 934
    JOEY ROUKENS: Sarasvati (New work)

    PYOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY: Meditation from Souvenir d’un Lieu cher, Op. 42
    SERGEI PROKOFIEV: Violin Sonata No. 2 in D major, Op 94a

    Violin: Noa Wildschut

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    19:00 11 Mar 2020 Auditori de Barcelona, BARCELONA

    JOEY ROUKENS: Sarasvati (New work)
    PYOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY: Meditation from Souvenir d’un Lieu cher, Op. 42
    SERGEI PROKOFIEV: Violin Sonata No. 2 in D major, Op 94a

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    19:30 14 Mar 2020 Stockholm Concert Hall Foundation, STOCKHOLM

    JOEY ROUKENS: Sarasvati (New work)
    PYOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY: Meditation from Souvenir d’un Lieu cher, Op. 42
    SERGEI PROKOFIEV: Violin Sonata No. 2 in D major, Op 94a

    Violin: Noa Wildschut

Press

 
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    28 Apr 17 Album: "Debut" Oehms Classics

    “It is rare to encounter this degree of instrumental mastery wed to musical depth and sensitivity in one so young. Brauss’s exhilarating Beethoven is so thoroughly integrated that each movement is emotionally and spiritually amplified by what has gone before. Her original and unaffected Chopin-playing is fresh and a joy to listen to. If you find yourself uncertain about the future of the art of piano-playing, listening to Elisabeth Brauss could be the antidote.”

    Patrick Rucker, Gramophone

     

    “On her debut album, Elisabeth Brauß reveals great pianistic potential and stylistic changeability.”

    Thomas Gehrig, Magazin Klassik

     

    “There are few first solo recordings that equal Elisabeth Brauss’s Debut, a mesmerizing album that, with the performance of four piano sonatas, reveals to the world that a star is born in the youngest generation of pianists.”

    The Music Gala

Discography