Stefan Stroissnig

Born: 
January 26, 1985
Place of birth: 
Vienna
Nationality: 
Austrian
Instrument: 
piano

The Austrian pianist Stefan Stroissnig, born in 1985, studied with Oleg Maisenberg in his hometown Vienna as well as with Ian Jones at the Royal College of Music in London and received further artistic inspiration from renowned pianists such as Daniel Barenboim or Dmitri Bashkirov. His concert activity as a soloist has taken him to all the continents and to the most important concert houses in Europe, like the Royal Festival Hall in London, the Vienna Musikverein, the Vienna Konzerthaus or the Berlin Philharmonie. He has acquired special attention with his interpretations of works by Franz Schubert and of the music of the 20th and 21st centuries. Amongst other things, in 2013 he was the soloist in Olivier Messiaen’s monumental Turangalîla Symphony in the Royal Festival Hall in London. In addition, he has performed works by Friedrich Cerha, Claude Vivier, Morton Feldman, Ernst Krenek as well as the piano concertos by John Cage and Pascal Dusapin. Of major importance for him is his chamber music, which has led to co-operation with musicians such as Heinrich Schiff, Rainer Küchl, Nobuko Imai, Shmuel Ashkenasi, Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Patrick Demenga, Viviane Hagner, Michael Collins, Joji Hattori, Tatjana Masurenko, Alois Posch, Gábor Boldoczki and Sharon Kam. Festival invitations have included the Salzburg Festival, the Carinthian Summer, the International Music Summer in Grafenegg and the Mondsee Festival. His recording of the Four Impromptus op. 90 by Franz Schubert and the Sonata in B minor by Franz Liszt was awarded the “Pasticcio Prize“ by Austrian Radio. Apart from his concert activity, he teaches at the University of Music and the Performing Arts in Graz, Austria. His contribution to the international musical world has earned Stefan Stroissnig a nomination for the Credit Suisse Award in 2014 by the Vienna Philharmonic.