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God's Gift of Music: Beethoven Piano Concerto No 3 Filharmonie Bohuslava Martinů / Robert Kružík Olg

Video from Olga Scheps

"Jan 28, 2023

Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Concerto No.3, Op.37 Conductor: Robert Kružík, Šéfdirigent Filharmonie Bohuslava Martinů Piano: Olga Scheps Orchestra: Filharmonie Bohuslava Martinů Zlín Recorded live in Zlín, Czech Republic 2021" from video introduction

’Power and soulfulness: the poet of the piano Olga Scheps…’ (Dr Klaus Peter Richter, Süddeutsche Zeitung).

"Olga Scheps was born in Moscow in 1986, the daughter of two pianists, and discovered the instrument for herself at the age of four. She began studying the piano more intensively after her family moved to Germany in 1992. At an early age she had already developed her own unique style of keyboard playing, which combines intense emotiveness and powerful expressivity with extraordinary pianistic technique. Among those who discovered these talents was Alfred Brendel, who has encouraged Olga Scheps since she was fifteen. A holder of scholarships from the Deutsche Stiftung Musikleben and Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes, she completed her studies with Professor Pavel Gililov in her adopted home of Cologne in 2013, paasing her Concert Examination with Distinction. She rounded out her training with Professor Arie Vardi and Professor Dmitri Bashkirov.

Olga Scheps’s principal repertory consists of Classical and Romantic composers; she is a highly individual interpreter of works by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Frédéric Chopin, Felix Mendelssohn, Franz Schubert, Franz Liszt, Sergei Rachmaninoff, Nikolai Medtner, and Edvard Grieg. At the same time she has a particular interest in compositions that are seldom heard in the concert hall, including the posthumous Études of Chopin, Liszt’s rarely performed Malédiction, Olivier Messiaen’s Les Oiseaux exotiques, Antonin Dvorak’s Piano Concerto, and pieces by Anatoly Lyadov.

Her solo recitals are as popular with audiences all over the world as her acclaimed appearances as soloist with orchestra and her chamber projects.." from the article: Olga Scheps, piano

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