Christopher Hinterhuber, born in Austria in 1973, rose to international acclaim through success in such prestigious competitions as Città di Senigallia (Italy), J. S. Bach Competition in Saarbrücken, Pretoria Unisa International Piano Competition in South Africa, Géza Anda Competition in Zurich and the 11th International Beethoven Competition in Vienna.
He appears regularly at the Ruhr Piano Festival, Mozartwoche Salzburg, Prague Autumn, amongst other festivals. In 2000 his hands and recordings of Schubert, Schoenberg and Rachmaninov were featured in the Austrian-French film La pianiste by Michael Haneke, which won the Grand Prix of the Jury at the 2001 Cannes Festival.
Hinterhuber has worked with such renowned orchestras as the Radio Symphony Orchestra Vienna, Vienna and Zurich Chamber Orchestras, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, New Japan Philharmonic, Orchestre Philharmonique de Luxembourg, MDR Orchestra Leipzig, Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg, Slovenian Philharmonic, New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra under Vladimir Ashkenazy, and with members of Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra.
During 2005/6 he taught piano as visiting professor at the University for Music and performing Arts in Vienna.
Hinterhuber is currently engaged by Naxos to record all eight piano concertos by Ferdinand Ries.
Enjoy the albums below and check out this month’s new release, Hummel: Oberons Zauberhorn / Variations on Das Fest der Handwerker (8.557845).
Photo courtesy of Nancy Horowitz
11:34:53 PM, 26 January 2015
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