On Sunday, 20 October, Rudolf Buchbinder returns to Musikverein Wien. Performing Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 1, together with the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig and Gewandhaus-Kapellmeister Andris Nelsons, he will open his cycle of the five Beethoven concertos which he will perform at the Musikverein during the 2019/20 season alsongside five international top orchestras and conductors.
On 13 October, Buchbinder was joining the Gewandhausorchester and Andris Nelsons for a concert at the Gewandhaus Leipzig. The daily Leipziger Volkszeitung wrote: „Wide awake the musicians begin. And when Rudolf Buchbinder joins them, […], all seemingly simple scales and arpeggios seem to transform into Apollonian rays of light. Brilliance is anything but the result of unbridled joy of playing, one hears with amazement in Buchbinder’s crystal clear piano sound, but also to achieve with objective restraint.“ The Leipziger Volkszeitung continues, Buchbinder was „the top dog in Beethoven matters, […], that type of musician who confidently declares the core repertoire to his territory, hardly tolerates any competitors and always keeps the final word.“
The Buchbinder-Beethoven cycle will be continued at the Musikverein on 28 October with the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks and Mariss Jansons.