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Tianxu An’s debut at Musikverein Vienna

“Brahms & Beethoven Concert at Vienna's Golden Hall April 28-29

Chinese young pianist Tianxu An & Tonkünstler-Orchester will perform together for the first time, conducted by renowned Japanese conductor Yutaka Sado.

This performance has attracted a lot of attention from music professionals, who are looking forward to the “fresh CP” of international first-class concert hall, international orchestra and conductor, and the new generation of Chinese pianists, and at the same time, they also have high expectations for this young pianist, who has both potential and strength in China.

This trip to Vienna means that the young Chinese pianist Tianxu An, who has just turned 25, has made his debut on the stage of the Musikverein Vienna, which is full of history and modernity, and perform with the Tonkünstler-Orchester, one of the resident orchestras of the Musikverein Vienna, which has ushered in a brand-new breakthrough and challenge for his personal performing career.

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Conductor:Yutaka Sado

Pianist:Tianxu An

Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No.2 in B-flat major op. 83-Johannes Brahms

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Symphony No. 7 in A major op. 92-Ludwig van Beethoven

《You have no idea how someone of our kind feels when he constantly hears such a giant marching behind him》: The giant whose steps thundered at Johannes Brahms’s back was called Ludwig van Beethoven. But Brahms proved worthy of his role model: in his expansive but essentially lyrical Second Piano Concerto, he again combined the symphonic principle with the concertante principle with great self-assurance. And when it comes to comparisons with role models, the young Chinese pianist Tianxu An has nothing to worry about. Afterwards, Yutaka Sado and the Tonkunstler unleash the thrilling firework display of Beethoven’s Seventh: in this work, the giant dances. ——Tonkünstler Orchester Official website


One of the three major symphony orchestras in Austria

One of the resident orchestras of the Musikverein Vienna

One of Austria’s largest and most important musical ambassadors

The only Austrian symphony orchestra to boast three residencies

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Yutaka Sado, one of the most important Japanese conductors of our time, is its Music Director. As the only Austrian symphony orchestra to boast three residencies, their traditional Sunday afternoon concerts in the Musikverein Vienna date back almost 75 years and remain their most successful.

The political and social events of the 20th century have also left their mark on the orchestra’s history; in October 1907 the orchestra gave its first concert in Musikverein Vienna with 83 musicians, and in 2003 it became the first Austrian orchestra to establish a department of music education. “Tonspiele” (“Sound Games”), one of the most extensive music education programs in Austria, offers additional activities for adults, including an introduction to each symphony concert program, rehearsal tours, and more.

Yutaka Sado

One of the most important contemporary Japanese conductors

Known as Seiji Ozawa’s true disciple

Chairman of the Jury of the International Besançon Competition for Young Conductors

Music Director of the New Japan Philharmonic

Has performed with the Berlin Philharmonic, Boston Symphony Orchestra, and other leading international orchestras.

Studied with world-renowned conductors such as Seiji Ozawa, Charles Dutoit, Gennady Rozhdestvensky and Leonard Bernstein.

In 1989, he became the third Japanese winner of the 39th International Besançon Competition for Young Conductors in France (after Seiji Ozawa in 1979 and Yoko Matsuo in 1982), and was the principal conductor of the Orchestre Lamoureux in Paris from 1993 to 2011. He has recorded with the Orchestre Lamoureux for labels such as Erato, etc. In October 1995, Hiroshi Sado was named winner of the first Leonard Bernstein Jerusalem International Music Competition.

Since 2003, he has also been the principal conductor of the Siena Wind Orchestra, one of the few professional wind ensembles in the world, founded in 1990 and very popular in Japan. Since 2005, Yu Sado has been the Artistic Director and Artistic Advisor of the Hyogo Performing Arts Center (PAC) and the PAC Orchestra. Since the 2015-16 season, Yu Sado has been Music Director of the Austrian Musicians Orchestra and has begun his tenure as Music Director of the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra.

Tianxu An

Young Chinese pianist

At the age of 20, she reached the final of the 16th Tchaikovsky International Music Competition

The only Chinese pianist to reach the final in 17 years

Won the fourth place and the only special prize for “Confidence and courage

Described by pianist Denis as “sensational” and “mature beyond his years”.

Born in 1999 in Baoding (Hebei Province), he won fourth place and the Special Prize for Confidence and courage at the 16th Tchaikovsky International Music Competition in June 2019, attracting international and national attention, and made his debut with the Philadelphia Orchestra at the Mann Center in July 2019, performing Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini.

Currently, he collaborates with orchestras including the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Mariinsky Symphony Orchestra of Russia, the Russian National Symphony Orchestra, the China Philharmonic Orchestra, the National Center for the Performing Arts Orchestra, and the Macao Orchestra. He has given dozens of recitals in many countries including Russia, USA, Finland, Switzerland, Germany and more than thirty cities including Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, etc. In 2021/2022, he gave 33 recitals in China.