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BIOGRAPHY

Pianist, conductor and composer Aris Alexander Blettenberg has established himself as one of the most versatile musicians of his generation.

 

He first came to public attention when he won first prize at the 2015 Hans von Bülow International Piano Competition. In October 2021, his credentials as a performer have been boosted by success in the prestigious Ludwig van Beethoven International Piano Competition Vienna as he won first prize.

 

Over the last years Aris has performed to critical acclaim at London's Wigmore Hall, the Vienna Musikverein, Konzerthaus Berlin, Laeiszhalle Hamburg, Muziekgebouw Amsterdam, the Beaux Arts Brussels, National Concert Hall Dublin, the NOSPR Katowice and the Prinzregententheater
Munich.


He has been invited to renowned music festivals such as the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Festival, Kissinger Sommer Festival, Heidelberger Frühling Festival, Turku Music Festival and the Schwetzingen Festival.


An avid chamber music player, Aris has collaborated with artists including Arabella Steinbacher, Christian Tetzlaff, Sharon Kam, Maximilian Hornung, Julian Rachlin and Julia Fischer with whom he has given many recitals throughout Europe.


Since 2015, Aris has been a regular guest conductor at the Meiningen State Theatre. His published compositions are performed throughout the world.

Born to a Greek-German family in 1994, Aris Alexander Blettenberg studied piano and conducting in Munich, Salzburg and Hannover under the guidance of Antti Siirala, Bruno Weil and latterly Lars Vogt. Numerous masterclasses with teachers such as Rudolf Buchbinder, Gerhard Oppitz, Cyprien Katsaris and Vladimir Jurowski have rounded off his training.

 
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CONCERTS

April 24, 2022 - 17:00
Ebersberg (GER) - Altes Kino

Solo recital
Works by Liszt, Schumann, Beethoven, Blettenberg, Bach, Skalkottas and Constantinidis

 

April 30, 2022 - 19:30
Warburg (GER) - Gymnasium Marianum

Duo recital with Theo Plath (bassoon)
Works by Boulanger, Fontyn, Debussy and Franck

 

May 2, 2022 - 20:00

Munich (GER) - University of Music and Performing Arts

Chamber music concert with Amelie Böckheler (violin)

May 5, 2022 - 19:00

Munich (GER) - Concert chapel Nymphenburg

 

Chamber music concert with Johanna Rode (violin) and Theo Plath (bassoon)

Works by Beethoven, Mendelssohn and Schoenfield

May 6, 2022 - 19:00
Uffing am Staffelsee (GER)

Solo recital

May 7, 2022 - 21:00

Munich (GER) - University of Music and Performing Arts

 

Chamber music concert with Amelie Böckheler (violin)

May 12, 2022 - 17:00

Munich (GER) - Steinway & Sons Showroom

 

Solo recital

Works by Gershwin, Constantinidis, Skalkottas and Blettenberg

May 14, 2022 - 20:00
Dreieich-Buchschlag (GER) - Wildscheuerweg 1

 

Chamber music concert with Johanna Rode (violin) and Theo Plath (bassoon)
Works by Beethoven, Mendelssohn and Schoenfield

 

 

May 15, 2022 - 20:00
Dreieich-Buchschlag (GER) - Wildscheuerweg 1

 

Chamber music concert with Johanna Rode (violin) and Theo Plath (bassoon)
Works by Beethoven, Mendelssohn and Schoenfield

 

May 22, 2022 - 19:30
Berching (GER) - Kloster Plankstetten

 

Melodramas with Katja Schild (narrator)
Works by Mozart Schumann, Liszt, Debussy and Poulenc

May 24, 2022 - 20:00
Munich (GER) - Schloss Nymphenburg

 

Opera night with Dominik Wilgenbus (narrator) and the orchestra of the Munich Chamber Opera
Works by Rossini

 

May 29, 2022 - 18:00
Maulbronn (GER) - Kloster

 

Duo recital with Theo Plath (bassoon)
Works by Tansman, Debussy, Saint-Saëns, Boulanger and Skalkottas

June 10-13, 2022
Vienna (AUT)

CD recording for AVI
Works by Liszt, Schumann and Beethoven

June 18, 2022

Bad Rodach (GER) - Jagdschloss

 

Concert of the International Draeseke Society

Works by Draeseke

July 24, 2022 - 17:00
Stuttgart (GER) - Großer Kursaal Bad Canstatt

 

Duo recital with Mira Foron (violin)
Works by Prokofiev, Tchaikovsky, Poulenc and Saint-Saëns

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