Hinrich Alpers

With captivating yet never superficial piano playing, the award-winning pianist Hinrich Alpers is one of the leading artists of his generation. He has appeared in recital, as soloist with orchestra and as partner in chamber music and Lieder collaborations on numerous festivals and events throughout Europe, America, Canada and many other countries. Hinrich played at the Philharmonie Berlin, New York’s Carnegie Hall and the Munich Gasteig, has performed at the Beethovenfest Bonn, the Klavier-Festival Ruhr and Beethoven Easter Festival Warsaw, and is Artistic Advisor to the Ottawa Chamber Music Festival. Hinrich is 1st Prize winner of the International Telekom Beethoven Competition Bonn 2009, Germany and Laureate of Canada’s Honens International Piano Competition.

Hinrich’s repertoire comprises some of the cornerstones of piano music such as the complete Piano Sonatas and Concertos by Beethoven, and all five Piano Concertos by Rachmaninoff. He has given cyclical performances of the aforementioned, and also plays the complete piano works by both Schumann and Ravel. But he is also particularly interested in works that lead a niche existence in the repertoire. Since being a teenager he has been an avid researcher and performer of works by Rudi Stephan, who died in the First World War.

In 2010 Hinrich founded his own annual festival and masterclass series, the “Summer Academy of Music” in his hometown Uelzen, Germany, which brings together more than 30 young soloists from all over the world with renowned chamber music partners, pedagogues and an orchestra. During the 2018/19 season he will play his Japanese Debut at Suntory Hall, Tokyo, with the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra under Jonathan Nott in Brahms’ 2nd Piano Concerto, and will also perform in Canada, Columbia, Vietnam, and with the Munich Symphony.

Hinrich has been studying with Bernd Goetzke in Hanover, Germany, and spent a year at The Juilliard School, New York City, in the studio of Jerome Lowenthal. Today he is a sought-after pedagogue himself, having taught of the Hanover University of Music and all three schools in Berlin, where he currently lives. Hinrich has been a Steinway Artist since 2007. He has a passion for nature and sciences, frequently involves himself in culinary pursuits and listens to everything from Renaissance choral music to 21st century Jazz.

Hinrich Alpers beim Beethovenfest

22

August

31

Tue

8:00 pm

The Second & The Fifth

(formerly concert no. 10)

  • Hinrich Alpers piano
  • Boris Bloch piano
Works by Ludwig van Beethoven
Oper Bonn

30

September

3

Fri

8:00 pm

The Sixth & The Fourth

(formerly concert no. 16)

  • Hinrich Alpers piano
  • Boris Bloch piano
Works by Ludwig van Beethoven
Steigenberger Grandhotel Petersberg, Rotunde