In search of Luther amongst piano music – Ragna Schirmer in Eisenach (1. May)

With her unique interpretations, pianist Ragna Schirmer is held in high esteem, even beyond Germany’s borders. Her artful way of nuancing, her attention to detail, and her passion for rediscovering well known and lesser known compositions and linking them to modern life – all these attributes distinguish Ragna Schirmer. She won the International Bach Competition Leipzig in 1992 and 1998 and made a remarkable album debut with Bach’s Goldberg Variations. In 2009, she obtained her second ECHO Klassik award for her recording of Georg Friedrich Handel’s piano suites, which was highly praised by the critics, and in 2012, she was honoured with the Handel Prize of the city of Halle. 15 first prizes and special awards at national and international competitions are visible proof of the pianist’s impressive career. Originally honoured as the youngest professor in Germany, she now concentrates on concerts and CD recordings and likes to surprise audiences with creative programmes and collaborations. She is at home not just at the grand piano but also on the Hammond organ and the harpsichord – and has gone in search of Luther amongst piano music in this Reformation year.

MONDAY, 1 MAY 2017 | 11 am | Eisenach | Theater


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