Fr. 12. May '23 20:00 Uhr
Essen Philharmonie

Alfried Krupp Saal

Daniel Barenboim can not perform

Three young pianists play in his honour


€ 40 | 25 | 10

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Ludwig van Beethoven
Sonata No. 30 in E major op. 109 (Fabian Müller)
Sonata No. 31 in A flat major op. 110 (Julia Hamos)
Sonata No. 32 in C minor op. 111 (Schaghajegh Nosrati)

As much as Daniel Barenboim and we were looking forward to his return to the Ruhr Piano Festival in 2023, he and we are saddened that his 32nd appearance at the Ruhr Piano Festival since 1996 will unfortunately not be possible due to his current health condition. The concert will therefore undergo a line-up change in order to be able to save the idea of “Beethoven for All” with three young pianists who have been shaped by Daniel Barenboim in his master classes of the Barenboim-Saïd Academy.

Fabian Müller, who has been closely associated with the Ruhr Piano Festival since his debut in 2008, will play Beethoven’s Sonata in E major op. 109 at his 28th appearance. In their debuts, the young US-born pianist Julia Hamos will interpret Beethoven’s Sonata in A flat major op. 110 and the young Bochum-born Schaghajegh Nosrati will perform Beethoven’s last Sonata in C minor op. 111. The concert “Beethoven for All” will thus be a homage to Daniel Barenboim. It also represents decades of consistent support for young pianists at the Ruhr Piano Festival.

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Julia Hamos


Fabian Müller

During the last seasons, Fabian Müller could establish himself as one of the most remarkable German pianists of his generation. He caused a great sensation at the International ARD music competition in Munich 2017, when he not only won 2nd prize in the overall ranking, but was awarded with not less than four additional prizes: the audience prize, the Brothers Busch award, the special prize Genuin classics as well as the Henle Urtext award. The Süddeutsche Zeitung commented on his festival performance of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 3: “This was played eminently clear, transparent, exciting in each phrase and every single tone. To play with such a controlled and round touch, but with fine expression and sense for structure and tension curves, is a stroke of luck.”


Schaghajegh Nosrati



The Philharmonie Essen is the largest concert hall in the Ruhr area and was extensively renovated between 2002 and 2004. The Alfried Krupp Hall, the building's central event room, seats 1,906 visitors...




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