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A Portrait of your Thoughts - Tony Yun

In this 6-part series we are invited into the world and thoughts of artists as they sit down to share some ideas around image and career, collaboration, choosing new pieces, dealing with Covid-19, injuries and more. Tony Yun (IMAL 2018) Biography: Click to open Video: Tony Yun Additional material: Juilliard School Piece: Franz Liszt, Hungarian Rhapsody No. 6 in D-flat major

Name that Piece - Part 3

In a listening exercise that comes with a twist, pianists from across the world listen to three different recordings from the early to mid 1900s, share their thoughts on the piece and try to name the composer, artist and if they’re really good, the year of the recording. Clip 3: Josef Hofmann, Chopin Andante Spianato e Grande Polonaise Op 22 Nora Bartosik (IMAL 2012) Biography: Click to open Adela Liculescu (IMAL 2016) Biography: Click to open Asen Tanchev (IMAL 2016 and 2018) Biography: Click to open Agapi Triantafyllidi (IMAL 2014) Biography: Click to open Aurelia Visovan (IMAL 2014) Biography: Click to open Amadeus Wiesensee (IMAL 2016) Biography: Click to open

A Portrait of your Thoughts - Rafael Lipstein

In this 6-part series we are invited into the world and thoughts of artists as they sit down to share some ideas around image and career, collaboration, choosing new pieces, dealing with Covid-19, injuries and more. Rafael Lipstein (IMAL 2018) Biography: Click to open Video: Rafael Lipstein Additional material: Concert of the Suzhou International Piano Competition Piece: Frederic Chopin, Ballade No. 4 in F minor Link:Click to open

Favourite Piece - Part 3

Paring pianists together, insights and interpretations on some of their favourite pieces, the evolution of music and how great art of the past is now inspiring artists of the future become the focus. Petra Kiss (IMAL 2012 and 2016) Biography: Click to open Video: Petra Kiss Piece: Franz Liszt, B minor Ballad No. 2 Jean-Michel Kim (IMAL 2014) Biography: Click to open Video: Jean-Michel Kim Piece: Maurice Ravel, La Valse

Prof. Christian A. Pohl and Linda Hawken in Conversation

In this conversation between Christian A. Pohl and Edition Peters Managing Director Linda Hawken, some of the publisher’s latest editions, working process and current composers come to the fore. With a great depth of musicology knowledge, Hawken offers some fantastic advice on building repertoires, interpretations and where the classical music publishing industry can still improve.

A Portrait of your Thoughts - Nikola Meeuwsen

In this 6-part series we are invited into the world and thoughts of artists as they sit down to share some ideas around image and career, collaboration, choosing new pieces, dealing with Covid-19, injuries and more. Nikola Meeuwsen (IMAL 2018) Biography: Click to open Video: Nikola Meeuwsen Additional material: Studio 150 Bethlehemkerk Piece: Frederic Chopin, Ballade No. 1 in G minor, Op. 23 Link: Click to open

Favourite Piece - Part 2

Paring pianists together, insights and interpretations on some of their favourite pieces, the evolution of music and how great art of the past is now inspiring artists of the future become the focus. Arda Arman (IMAL 2018) Biography: Click to open Video: Arda Arman Piece: J.S. Bach, Partita No. 4 in D major, BWV 828 Iulia Maria Marin (IMAL 2014) Biography: Click to open Video: Iulia Maria Marin Piece: Aaron Copland/Leonard Bernstein, El Salon Mexico

Name that Piece - Part 2

In a listening exercise that comes with a twist, pianists from across the world listen to three different recordings from the early to mid 1900s, share their thoughts on the piece and try to name the composer, artist and if they’re really good, the year of the recording. Clip 2: Edouard Risler, Chopin Waltz in C sharp minor Op. 64 No. 2 Nora Bartosik (IMAL 2012) Biography: Click to open Adela Liculescu (IMAL 2016) Biography: Click to open Asen Tanchev (IMAL 2016 and 2018) Biography: Click to open Agapi Triantafyllidi (IMAL 2014) Biography: Click to open Aurelia Visovan (IMAL 2014) Biography: Click to open Amadeus Wiesensee (IMAL 2016) Biography: Click to open

Prof. John Rink: Defining 'Shape' in Musical Performance - Part 4

Prof. John Rink considers the sometimes mysterious ways in which performers create music in sound and time on the basis of the notational symbols handed down by composers. The issue of 'shape' is proposed as one means of understanding the sense of direction and coherence that can emerge in performance, whether within an individual line or across an entire piece or movement.

Prof. John Rink: Defining 'Shape' in Musical Performance - Part 3

Prof. John Rink considers the sometimes mysterious ways in which performers create music in sound and time on the basis of the notational symbols handed down by composers. The issue of 'shape' is proposed as one means of understanding the sense of direction and coherence that can emerge in performance, whether within an individual line or across an entire piece or movement.

Prof. John Rink: Defining 'Shape' in Musical Performance - Part 2

Prof. John Rink considers the sometimes mysterious ways in which performers create music in sound and time on the basis of the notational symbols handed down by composers. The issue of 'shape' is proposed as one means of understanding the sense of direction and coherence that can emerge in performance, whether within an individual line or across an entire piece or movement.

Prof. John Rink: Defining 'Shape' in Musical Performance - Part 1

Prof. John Rink considers the sometimes mysterious ways in which performers create music in sound and time on the basis of the notational symbols handed down by composers. The issue of 'shape' is proposed as one means of understanding the sense of direction and coherence that can emerge in performance, whether within an individual line or across an entire piece or movement.

Competitions - Part 2

What role do competitions play in the lives of young pianists? In this 2-part series, some of the globe’s most talented young musicians share their thoughts around dealing with pressure, focusing on goals, and trying to keep everything in perspective. Ingmar Lazar (IMAL 2016) Biography: Click to open Video: Ingmar Lazar Additional material: Paderewski International Piano Competition Piece: Frederic Chopin, Ballade No. 4 Op. 52 Link: Click to open Alexey Sychev (IMAL 2016) Biography: Click to open Video: Alexey Sychev Additional material: Hochschule für Musik Franz Liszt Weimar Piece: Franz Liszt, La Campanella Link:Click to open Xiaolu Zang (IMAL 2018) Biography: Click to open Video: Xiaolu Zang Additional material: Hamamatsu International Piano Competition Piece: Franz Liszt, Piano Sonata in B minor Link:Click to open

Insights from Professors Arie Vardi and Pavel Gililov - Part 3

In staying with the principal theme of IMAL DIGITAL 2020 and remaining connected, Professors Arie Vardi and Pavel Gililov took time out of their schedules to participate in a video call. In the 3-part series Vardi and Gililov speak not only about how life has changed since the pandemic, but also offer up wonderful insights and thoughts about new bursts of inspiration, approaches to teaching, as well as responding the several questions from participants of this year’s IMAL DIGITAL project.

Insights from Professors Arie Vardi and Pavel Gililov - Part 2

In staying with the principal theme of IMAL DIGITAL 2020 and remaining connected, Professors Arie Vardi and Pavel Gililov took time out of their schedules to participate in a video call. In the 3-part series Vardi and Gililov speak not only about how life has changed since the pandemic, but also offer up wonderful insights and thoughts about new bursts of inspiration, approaches to teaching, as well as responding the several questions from participants of this year’s IMAL DIGITAL project.

Insights from Professors Arie Vardi and Pavel Gililov - Part 1

In staying with the principal theme of IMAL DIGITAL 2020 and remaining connected, Professors Arie Vardi and Pavel Gililov took time out of their schedules to participate in a video call. In the 3-part series Vardi and Gililov speak not only about how life has changed since the pandemic, but also offer up wonderful insights and thoughts about new bursts of inspiration, approaches to teaching, as well as responding the several questions from participants of this year’s IMAL DIGITAL project.

A Portrait of your Thoughts - Mackenzie Melemed

In this 6-part series we are invited into the world and thoughts of artists as they sit down to share some ideas around image and career, collaboration, choosing new pieces, dealing with Covid-19, injuries and more. Mackenzie Melemed (IMAL 2018) Biography: Click to open Video: Mackenzie Melemed Additional material: Gina Bachauer International Artists Piano Competition Piece: J.S. Bach, French Suite No. 5 in G major Link:Click to open

A Portrait of your Thoughts - Arash Rokni

In this 6-part series we are invited into the world and thoughts of artists as they sit down to share some ideas around image and career, collaboration, choosing new pieces, dealing with Covid-19, injuries and more. Arash Rokni (IMAL 2014) Biography: Click to open Video material: Arash Rokni Piece: J.S. Bach, French Suites No. 4, E-flat major, BWV 815 Link: Click to open

Favourite Piece - Part 1

Paring pianists together, insights and interpretations on some of their favourite pieces, the evolution of music and how great art of the past is now inspiring artists of the future become the focus. Marika Bournaki (IMAL 2012) Biography: Click to open Video: Marika Bournaki Piece: Robert Schumann, Arabeske Op. 18 in C major Pavle Krstic (IMAL 2014, 2016 and 2018) Biography: Click to open Video: Pavle Krstic Piece: Frederic Chopin, Ballad No. 1 in G minor, Op. 23

A Portrait of your Thoughts - Dasol Kim

In this 6-part series we are invited into the world and thoughts of artists as they sit down to share some ideas around image and career, collaboration, choosing new pieces, dealing with Covid-19, injuries and more. Dasol Kim (IMAL 2012, 2014 and 2016) Biography: Click to open Video: Dasol Kim Additional material: Kumho Asiana Cultural Foundation Piece: Ludwig van Beethoven, Sonata Appassionata Op. 57, 3rd movement

Name that Piece - Part 1

In a listening exercise that comes with a twist, pianists from across the world listen to three different recordings from the early to mid 1900s, share their thoughts on the piece and try to name the composer, artist and if they’re really good, the year of the recording. Clip 1: Vladimir Horowitz, Moszkowski Etude No. 6 in F major Nora Bartosik (IMAL 2012) Biography: Click to open Adela Liculescu (IMAL 2016) Biography: Click to open Asen Tanchev (IMAL 2016 and 2018) Biography: Click to open Agapi Triantafyllidi (IMAL 2014) Biography: Click to open Aurelia Visovan (IMAL 2014) Biography: Click to open Amadeus Wiesensee (IMAL 2016) Biography: Click to open

Competitions - Part 1

What role do competitions play in the lives of young pianists? In this 2-part series, some of the globe’s most talented young musicians share their thoughts around dealing with pressure, focusing on goals, and trying to keep everything in perspective. Sergey Belyavskiy (IMAL 2014) Biography: Click to open Video: Sergey Belyavskiy Additional material: Mozarteum University Salzburg Piece: Modest Mussorgsky, Pictures at an Exhibition Link: Click to open Can Çakmur (IMAL 2014, 2016 and 2018) Biography: Click to open Video: Can Çakmur Additional material: Hamamatsu International Piano Competition Piece: Franz Schubert, Piano Sonata No 21 in B flat major D960 Link:Click to open Dorothy Khadem-Missagh (IMAL 2012 and 2014) Biography: Click to open Video: Dorothy Khadem-Missagh Additional material: Beethoven Competition, Bonn Piece: Ludwig van Beethoven, Piano Sonata Op. 13 Link:Click to open Baichao Lan (IMAL 2016) Biography: Click to open Video: Baichao Lan Piece: Rachmaninov Prelude, Op. 32 No. 4/5/6 Link: Click to open

Prof. Christian A. Pohl and Prof. Gerald Fauth in conversation

Since its conception a decade ago, the International Mendelssohn-Academy Leipzig has worked with an array of brilliantly talented young pianists. Guided by some of the world’s most well-known artists and professors, the lively workshops and creative atmosphere has seen the summer academy establish a distinguished name for itself throughout the world. In a conversation between the two founding members Professors Christian A. Pohl and Gerald Fauth, we take a look back at some of the academy’s most memorable moments.

Welcome to IMAL DIGITAL 2020

Welcome to IMAL DIGITAL 2020!

International Mendelssohn-Academy Leipzig Documentation

Internationale Mendelssohn-Akademie Leipzig Dokumentation