Trusted Shops badge

Chopin pur: Alexander Reitenbach at French Cathedral

About the Event

Explore the beauty of piano music at French Cathedral in Berlin, where masterworks from Chopin come to life in this incredible performance.

Frédéric Chopin has been celebrated as a master of Romanticism for 200 years. The composer himself loved to sit for hours at the piano and play to himself. A pianist with brilliant technique, he not only operated the 88 keys but 'touched' them. We present this beautiful simplicity of his music with outstanding young pianists in the series 'Chopin pur' at the French Cathedral.
Alexander Reitenbach studied in Stuttgart and Karlsruhe with Oleg Maisenberg, Friedeman Rieger and Günter Reinhold. His repertoire ranges from the Baroque, with which he is also familiar on the organ, to contemporary music. In 2003, he performed a retrospective of 20th century works by 18 composers at the Institute for Contemporary Music in Dresden. He followed invitations to various festivals and concert series in Europe. As a soloist, he has performed piano concertos by Beethoven, Chopin, Brahms and Rachmaninoff. Since 2014, he has been teaching piano at the Musikhochschule Stuttgart. On tonight's concert, he presents 'Chopin in his Fifties,' piano pieces of all genres, including the Ballade in F minor, Polonaise in A‐flat major, Impromptu op. 51, Nocturnes and Mazurkas.

Gift card