Concert Pianist, Writer & Teacher, Jonathan Biss joinsYulia Chaplina to talk about Beethoven as part of our new series, celebrating his life and work for his 250th anniversary.
Biss has a very holistic approach to music as he pursues as broad a definition as possible of what it means to be a musician.
As well as being one of the world’s most sought-after pianists, a regular performer with major orchestras, concert halls and festivals around the globe and co-Artistic director of Marlboro Music, Jonathan Biss is also a renowned teacher, writer and musical thinker.
In 2011, he embarked on a nine-year, nine-disc project to record the complete cycle of Beethoven’s piano sonatas. Leading up to Beethoven’s 250th anniversary in December 2020, Jonathan performed a season focused around Beethoven’s Piano Sonatas, with more than 50 recitals worldwide including a performance of the complete sonatas at Wigmore Hall in London: https://wigmore-hall.org.uk/podcasts/beethoven-with-jonathan-biss
In his new Audible Original, Unquiet:My Life with Beethoven, Mr. Biss, “one of today's foremost Beethoven exponents” (Chicago Tribune) examines theinterplay between his lifelong passion for the music of Beethoven and his ownpersonal struggles with anxiety.
Dubbed ‘impressively virtuosic with terrific control and powerful playing’ by The Classical Reviewer, ''...intense and full of energy' by Presto International and ''one to watch" by the International Piano Magazine, host Yulia Chaplina is the winner of 7 international piano competitions. Find out more about Yulia here: www.yuliachaplina.com