Mikhail Pletnev (1957) is an artist who as pianist, conductor and composer enchants audiences. His musicianship shows a technical power and emotional range, and an interpretation fusing instinct with intellect. He is Gold Medal and 1st Prize winner of the 1978 Tchaikovsky International Piano Competition when he was 21, a prize that earned him recognition worldwide. A performance at the 1988 superpower summit led to meeting Gorbachev and the historic opportunity to make music in artistic…
Ronald Brautigam (1954 - ) a Dutch concert pianist, best known for his performances of Beethoven's piano works on the fortepiano. Born in Amsterdam, Brautigam studied with Jan Wijn and left to study in London and in the United States. His skill as a pianist was recognised by Dutch musicians and in 1984 he was awarded the Nederlandse Muziekprijs. Brautigam lives in Amsterdam with his wife Mary.
Frederic Rzewski [1938, Westfield, MA] is a virtuoso pianist. Many of Rzewski's works are inspired by secular and socio-historical themes, show a deep political conscience and feature improvisational elements.
Wijang Wang (1968) Was born in China. In 1985 with Isaac Stern's help he came to the USA to study at the Yale School of Music. This marked the start of his international career, which has centered on both London and Shanghai. Although Wang's discography is very diverse, the chamber music that he recorded with pianist Maria João Pires and violinist Augustin Dumay holds a special place among his recordings.