Doctoral candidate in piano performance Albert Mühlböck continues CCM’s 2010-11 Steinway Hall Series of Concerts on Thursday, April 21. His program will include Mozart’s Fantasy in C Minor K. 475 and Liszt’s Réminiscences de Don Juan de Mozart, among others. The concert is scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. at Steinway Hall, 109 West 57th Street in New York City. The CCM Steinway Hall Series is open to the general public, but seating is limited. Learn more about Mühlböck and the program for this concert after the jump.
Albert Mühlböck has studied piano performance, accompanying and pedagogy at the Bruckner Conservatory in Linz, Austria, and at the University of Vienna. He is currently completing a Doctorate of Music Arts degree in piano performance at CCM with Professor Eugene Pridonoff. Previously, he has completed master classes in Austria, Germany and Italy with such world-renowned musicians as Andrei Jasinsky, Paul Badura Skoda, Ludwig Hoffmann, Luiz Carlos de Moura Castro, Elisabeth Pridonoff, Thomas Mastroianni, Alexander Jenner and others. His list of accomplishments include performances with Austrian Radio Broadcasting and CD recordings of works by Schubert, Liszt, Mozart, Rachmaninoff, Prokoffiev and Chopin. Mühlböck’s list of concerts played as a soloist, chamber musician and accompanist is also quite extensive. He has played with orchestras, as soloist and as chamber musician in the following locations: Beijing, Schenzen (China), Taipei, Taichung, Tainan (Taiwan), Hanoi (Vietnam), Kyoto (Japan), Cincinnati (USA), Mexico, and in many different countries throughout Europe, including Austria, Germany, France, Italy, the Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary and Turkey.
Highlights of Mühlböck’s many concerts include recitals at the Brahms-Saal in the Vienna Musikverein, the Schubertsaal in the Vienna Konzerthaus, the National Concert Hall in Taipei and in the Beijing Concert Hall in China, as well as orchestra concerts with the Bruckner Orchestra Linz (Austria), the National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra, the Shenzen Symphony Orchestra in China. He has taught at the Municipal Conservatory of Vienna and the National College of the Arts in Tainan (Taiwan) as well as a graduate assistant at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. Mühlböck is currently teaching in the CCM Preparatory Department. His many awards at piano competitions include: Vulaines sur Seine, Brest (France), Marsala (Italy) as well as prizes at competitions for 20th Century Music in Linz, Austria (National Competition for Piano music of the 20th Century „Koref-Stiftung“), Vienna, Austria (International Competition for Piano music of the 20th Century) and 1st prize at the CCM Piano Concerto Competition which resulted in a performance of Bartok’s Second Piano Concerto with the CCM Philharmonia Orchestra under Mark Gibson.
Mühlböck’s April 21 program is scheduled to feature:
W.A. Mozart: Fantasy in C Minor, K. 475
Frederic Chopin: Op. 25/9, G-Flat Major
– Op. 25/10, B Minor
– Op. 10/8, F Major
Alexander Scriabin: Sonata No. 4, F Sharp Major, Op. 30
– Prestissimo volando
Franz Liszt: Réminiscences de Don Juan de Mozart
In October of 2008, CCM acquired 165 Steinway pianos, joining an elite group of only ten conservatories around the world classified as “All-Steinway” schools.