Rudolf Buchbinder becomes exclusive artist of Deutsche Grammophon

In the context of a concert with the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra and Andris Nelsons on 9 April 2019, Rudolf Buchbinder signed an exclusive contract with Deutsche Grammophon in Hanover, Germany. The thrilling start is an innovative project around Ludwig van Beethoven's epochal Diabelli Variations Op. 120. After recordings in 1973 and 1976, Buchbinder dedicates himself, 43 years later, to a new recording of Beethoven's final major piano work. The world première recording of a series of new Diabelli Variations, composed by eleven leading composers of our time to mark Beethoven's 250th birthday, will also be released. Dr Clemens Trautmann, President of Deutsche Grammophon, is looking forward to the future collaboration with Buchbinder and especially to the adventure of the new Diabelli Variations. “Rudolf Buchbinder knows Beethoven's work very intimately and, perhaps for this very reason, discovers new worlds in these works like no other. His Diabelli project will be a unique contribution to the Beethoven Year. It bridges the gap between Beethoven and his contemporaries and again to us in the present time.”

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David Skudliknow
DIABELLI 2020: New Diabelli Variations for Beethoven’s Anniversary

Based on Beethoven's Diabelli Variations Op. 120, Rudolf Buchbinder has initiated a new cycle of variations on the waltz by Anton Diabelli, which inspired Beethoven to create his epochal masterpiece. With Lera Auerbach (*1973), Brett Dean (*1961), Toshio Hosokawa (*1955), Brad Lubman (*1962), Philippe Manoury (*1952), Krzysztof Penderecki (*1933), Max Richter (*1966), Rodion Shchedrin (*1932), Johannes Maria Staud (*1974), Tan Dun (*1957), and Jörg Widmann (*1970), eleven leading contemporary composers of different generations and origins are working with the same original as Beethoven once did. Beethoven in the mirror of the present. Beethoven World Cultural Heritage. The new work is premièred by Rudolf Buchbinder on 3 March 2020 at the Musikverein Vienna and will subsequently be presented by him all over the world.

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David Skudliknow
A tribute to Beethoven

On the occasion of the composer's 250th birthday, for the first time in its 150-year history the Musikverein Vienna is granting a single pianist, Rudolf Buchbinder, the honour of performing all five piano concertos of Ludwig van Beethoven in a specially edited cycle in the 2019/20 concert season. Buchbinder's partners for this exceptional project are the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra under Gewandhauskapellmeister Andris Nelsons, the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra under Riccardo Muti and the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra and the Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden under their chief conductors Mariss Jansons, Valery Gergiev and Christian Thielemann.

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David Skudliknow
Strauss Burlesque with Kent Nagano live on medici.tv

As part of their complete Brahms symphonic cycle “Brahms and the art of film”, Kent Nagano leads the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal. Rudolf Buchbinder joins them for the Burlesque by Richard Strauss, one of Buchbinder’s favorite pieces. His reading of this highly virtuosic concerto is captured live on medici.tv. Watch here, Feb 9 at 1:10 AM (CET)

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Julia Feinnow
Beethoven Sonata Cycle in Moscow

On November 11 and 13, Rudolf Buchbinder embarks on a very special musical journey: his first Beethoven Sonata Cycle in Moscow. Having built a close relationship with music-loving Moscow audiences over the years, he is looking forward to performing Beethoven’s 32 Piano Sonatas for the Philharmonic Society with great anticipation. The Moscow Beethoven Cycle will span 2019 and culminate in early 2020.

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Julia Feinnow
Grafenegg Festival 2018

This year’s Grafenegg Festival kicks off on 17 August. Under Rudolf Buchbinder’s leadership as artistic director it has developed into one of Europe’s foremost festivals for orchestral music. 

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Julia Feinnow
Concerts with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra

Rudolf Buchbinder returns to the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra for a series of ten concerts between 15 and 25 July in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem and Haifa. On the program: Beethoven’s Piano Concerto no. 1 and Grieg’s Piano Concerto, conducted by Karlheinz Steffens who is replacing Maestro Zubin Mehta at short notice. Rudolf Buchbinder also appears in a chamber concert with the IPO Richter String Quartet in Dvořák’s Piano Quintet no. 2 op. 81.

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Julia Feinnow
With the Boston Symphony In Tanglewood

Rudolf Buchbinder joins the Boston Symphony Orchestra in Tanglewood for a concert with Brahms Piano Concerto no. 1 conducted by Music Director Andris Nelsons on 8 July. He also appears in a chamber concert with the Boston Symphony Chamber Players at Seiji Ozawa Hall, combining Mozart’s beloved Quintet K. 452 for piano and winds with Schumann’s Piano Quintet op 44.

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Julia Feinnow
Stars of the White Nights Festival

Rudolf Buchbinder returns to the “Stars of the White Nights Festival” in St. Petersburg. On June 27, he appears at the Mariinsky Theatre. Together with the Mariinsky Theatre Symphony Orchestra he plays and conducts Beethoven’s Piano concertos nos. 2, 3 and 4.

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Julia Feinpast
Return to Milan's La Scala

Every time, a return to Milan’s world-famous La Scala is a very special highlight. Making music there and sharing the unique atomsphere with the audience is both, a great joy and honour. Rudolf Buchbinder will be the soloist in Mozart’s Piano concerto K. 482 with the Filarmonica della Scala conducted by Christoph von Dohnányi. Concerts are taking place on 30 April, 3 and 5 May.

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Julia Feinpast
New Website

Welcome to the new website of Rudolf Buchbinder! With an extensive retrospective, it pays particular attention to his unique 60 years career. What did it sound like when Rudi Buchbinder played Chopin at the age of nine? Listen to his debut with the Vienna Philharmonic conducted by Claudio Abbado in 1972 or with the New York Philharmonic and Zubin Mehta in 1983.

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Julia Feinpast
On tour with Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden

Concerts with the Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden take Rudolf Buchbinder to Dresden, Berlin, Munich, Essen and Mannheim, performing Beethoven’s piano concertos No. 1 Op. 15 and No. 5 Op. 73. Rudolf Buchbinder will lead the orchestra, with whom he has a particularly close artistic friendship, from the keyboard.

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Julia Feinpast
Collaboration with the Kammerorchester Wien-Berlin

In December 2017 and January 2018, Rudolf Buchbinder appears with the Kammerorchester Wien-Berlin. Founded by members of the Berlin and Vienna Philharmonics, the ensemble in a way represents the essence of both orchestras. It combines chamber music delicacy with symphonic grandeur. In dialogue with Rudolf Buchbinder who will be conducting from the piano the ensemble performs Haydn’s Piano Concerto in D Major as well as Mozart’s Piano Concerto K. 271 "Jeunehomme", ensuring an exhilarating artistic exhange.

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Julia Feinpast
Collaboration with the Boston Symphony and Andris Nelsons

Rudolf Buchbinder returns to the Boston Symphony Orchestra. On 21, 24 and 25 November, he performs Beethoven’s Piano concerto no. 1 under the baton of Music Director Andris Nelsons.
The concert on  Saturday night will be broadcasted live on WCRB Classical Radio Boston.

25 November 2017 |8:00 PM

Boston Symphony Orchestra
Andris Nelsons, conductor
Rudolf Buchbinder, piano

Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 1, op. 15
Anton Bruckner: Symphony No. 4, Romantic

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Julia Feinpast
Concerts with the City of Birmingham Symphony

In April 2018, Rudolf Buchbinder will return to the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. In a total of seven concerts – in Birmingham, Sheffield, Cardiff, Budapest, Vienna and at the festival Heidelberger Frühling – he will be working with young conductor Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla for the first time, performing Schumann’s Piano Concerto in A minor.

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Julia Feinpast