Piano Duo Kutrowatz

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Brothers Eduard and Johannes Kutrowatz studied piano with Uwe Wolf at the Joseph Haydn Conservatory in Eisenstadt.

After that, he went to the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna. Johannes studied clarinet (with Peter Schmidl) and conducting (with Karl Österreicher) as well as piano, and Eduard percussion (with Richard Hochreiner and Walter Feigl).

It was Renate Kramer-Preisenhammer, the brothers' teacher at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna, who encouraged them to work on original works for four hands (four hands on one) and two pianos. Both Eduardo and Johannes are now professors at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna for many years.

The influence of the piano duo's artistic activities is even more notable for the master course given by Karl-Ulrich Schnabel in Freiburg, Germany (this class was taught by the legendary piano duo and modern pedal technique specialists). The only masterclass currently held in Europe by the son of pianist Artur Schnabel). He also studied under Franz Rupp, the best partner pianist of violinist Fritz Kreisler, at the Rokkenhaus Chamber Music Festival in Austria.

The Kutrowats brothers won their first international competition in 1986 in Stressa, Italy. Winner of the piano duo category. they receive many high evaluations and fame from all over the world.

Among them are the Austrian Burgenland Cultural Encouragement Award, Theodor Kelley Foundation Music Award, the Burgenland Grand Honorary Award and the Order of the Cross, and Europan 2017, which both brothers have been awarded.

His older brother, Johannes Kutrowatz, was a winner of the Schubert International Competition in Graz in 1992 and a Bösendorfer Scholarship.

The brothers' diverse educational backgrounds, their wide range of artistic activities (pianist, chamber music partner, song accompanist, conductor) and great interest in other artistic fields ensure the depth and richness of their expression. Thing. However, in order to achieve great art, this chamber music piano duo needs to have a constructive dialogue and fruitful discussion beforehand, and for that perhaps "brotherly" is an advantage. would be working.

The Kutrowatz brothers have toured many countries and regions from Austria to Europe, Asia (Japan, Korea), Canada, America, Africa and Australia.

Performances in concert halls of world importance include the Vienna Konzerthaus and Musikverein, Eisenstadt Haydnsaal, London Wigmore Hall and Southbank Center, Toronto Performing Arts Center, Munich Herkulessaal, Tokyo.・Suntory Hall, New York Carnegie Hall, etc.

Invitations to notable music festivals include Schwarzenberg Schubertiard, Eisenstadt Haydn Festival, Ruhr Piano Festival, Rockenhaus Chamber Music Festival, Finnish Kumo Festival, Australian Komung Festival, Riding Liszt Festival, etc. Through these, both pianists have built a reputation for international popularity.

Radio, TV recordings and broadcasts, as well as award-winning CD releases of works by Schubert, Brahms, Strauss, Liszt, Gershwin, Bernstein, Takakus, Piazzolla, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Bach, Arvo Pärt, Brubeck and others.

the Kutrowatz founded the annual international festival “Krangfrüring (“Sounds of Spring”)” in Burgschreiner in 2001 and served as its artistic director until 2015. Realizing their dreams of experimentation, planning and composition on a global scale.Since 2007, Johannes Kutrowatz is Artistic Director of the Yamanakako-Klangsommer (Sound of Summer) Festival in Japan. Since 2009, both brothers are now co-hosts of the Riding List Festival.

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