He subsequently started formal studies in piano with Mark Sullivan and in composition with Michael Martin (1997–2001). [28], In September 2008, Armstrong recorded Bach, Liszt and Mozart for Plushmusic.tv. Allegro con spiritu. At the age of 9, Armstrong became a full-time undergraduate student at Utah State University studying biology, physics, mathematics as well as music (2001–2002). Instead, his style is embellished with an ephemeral … 6 and the classical grace of No. When Kit Armstrong was only 14, he overcame his mentor Alfred Brendel’s reluctance to take on pupils. In parallel, he studied pure mathematics at the Imperial College London (2004–2008). [19] Kit Armstrong was named holder of the Beethoven Ring in 2018.[20]. C. Bechstein is a legendary brand that’s steeped in tradition, appreciated by top pianists and driven by a passion for the piano. Kit Armstrong (Piano, Composer) Born: March 5, 1992 - California, USA: Kit Armstrong is a British-Taiwanese classical pianist and composer. Feldafing (Alemanya).Concert d'intercanvi. Armstrong has received many awards for his compositions: in 1999, his Chicken Sonata was awarded the first prize by the Music Teachers' Association of California, and in 2000, Five Elements won him another first prize from the same association. This CD presents orchestral works by Liszt in the composer’s own piano transcriptions, including Salve Polonia, The Night Train, three of the Mephisto waltzes and Tasso – Lamento e trionfo. III. According to Brendel: 'He played so beautifully that I thought to myself, "I have to make time for him". “And in recent years, I have experienced many such moments while playing on C. Bechstein grand pianos.” He might have given this statement looking back on the concert he gave during the “Year of Liszt” in 2011 in Weimar, playing the composer’s former Bechstein grand piano. While in high school, he studied physics at California State University, Long Beach, and music composition at Chapman University.[6]. Werner Albrecht, Chief Technician at C. Bechstein, attended to the piano, which has a voice beautifully suited to Kit Armstrong’s virtuosic and sensitive playing action. Kit Armstrong also is an accomplished composer who has written for a wide variety of ensembles. Beethoven, Symphony No.6 It can’t be a common occurrence that a conductor should be more than five times older than the soloist with whom he is working. Kit Armstrong (piano) IV. In this riveting piano version of the Prelude and Fugue BWV 849, former prodigy Kit Armstrong, who is fast emerging as one of the most interesting young pianists of our time, perfectly captures restrained melancholy in the prelude and crystalline clarity in the fugue. In 2012, he purchased The Church of Sainte-Thérèse-de-l'Enfant-Jésus, Hirson in France as a hall for concerts or exhibitions. Armstrong composes for a wide variety of ensembles in various styles and genres. 1 No. About; Explore; About. Kit Armstrong- piano * Territory: Mrs. Shannen Liu represents Kit Armstrong in Hong Kong, Taiwan and various Asian countries. VII. [27], Kit Armstrong's works are published by Edition Peters. 1, Celebration was performed by the Pacific Symphony in March 2000; a string quartet commissioned by the Gewandhaus zu Leipzig in honour of Alfred Brendel's 80th birthday was premiered by the Szymanowski String Quartet in 2011;[24] the piano trio Stop laughing, we're rehearsing! Armstrong was born in Los Angeles into a non-musical family. [8] In 2004, Armstrong moved to London to continue his music education at the Royal Academy of Music studying piano with Benjamin Kaplan, composition with Paul Patterson, Christopher Brown and Gary Carpenter, and musicianship classes with Julian Perkins. 3:40. Kit Armstrong, piano. A versatile artist, Armstrong is also famous as a composer: New York's ASCAP Foundation has repeatedly awarded him the Morton Gould Young Composers Award, while several institutions (including the Leipzig Gewandhaus, the Winterthur Musikkollegium and the Frankfurt Bachkonzerte) commissioned compositions that have been published by Edition Peters. 1 in E-Flat Major, Op. Kit Armstrong’s 2016 recital in Amsterdam Concertgebouw, featuring music by William Byrd, Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck, John Bull, and Johann Sebastian Bach was recorded as a DVD and released by Unitel. “As a pianist, I am always looking for sounds that cannot be forgotten,” said Kit Armstrong. Available with an Apple Music subscription. Allegro maestoso (Béla Bartók in memoriam) 2:56. [3] He displayed interest in sciences, languages and mathematics. It includes various works by Franz Liszt — and was fittingly recorded on a C. Bechstein D 282 concert grand piano. Kit Armstrong, winner of the 2019 Beethoven Ring awarded by citizens of the composer’s hometown of Bonn, continues Oxford Philharmonic’s cycle of the composer’s piano sonatas with works spanning 17 years. November 2019, Dortmund Konzerthaus: Sergei Babayan premiered Un fil d’oubli, written for him by Kit Armstrong. Michael Church on the many talents of a piano prodigy who has come of age USA. A uncharacteristic decision to take on an extraordinary pupil has brought new insights for both Alfred Brendel and Kit Armstrong, as Alan Rusbridger hears [31], On September 27, 2013, Sony Music Entertainment released Kit Armstrong's album "Bach, Ligeti, Armstrong". Kit Armstrong PIANO. Armstrong performs regularly in the greatest concert halls (Musikverein, Vienna; Concertgebouw, Amsterdam; Royal Festival Hall, London; Phiharmonie, Berlin; Laeiszhalle, Hamburg; Philharmonie, Cologne; NHK Auditorium, Tokyo; Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels), playing with such outstanding directors as Riccardo Chailly, Christoph von Dohnányi, Manfred Honeck, Kent Nagano, Jonathan Nott and Esa-Pekka Salonen. 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Bergen Scholarship", This page was last edited on 11 November 2020, at 15:59. Please send me the catalog to this address. The second part of the concert, in which Armstrong played the modern concert grand E-272, will be shown in another version in Arte.tv. His compositions include one symphony, five concertos, six quintets, seven quartets, two trios, five duos, and 21 solo pieces. Kit Armstrong: From child prodigy to piano-playing superstar. In the series of confined concerts. Issued on: 12/03/2019 - 15:05. Hear soloist Kit Armstrong in Saint-Saëns’ exotic Piano Concerto No. At the same time, he also proved to be very talented in mathematics, natural sciences and foreign languages. Kit Armstrong plays Wagner, Liszt & Mozart (DVD) | Bayreuth is not only the city of Richard Wagner, but also of his father-in-law Franz Liszt. An extraordinary piano virtuoso, a mathematical genius, a unique composer – Kit Armstrong is in all ways one of a kind, and the intimate chamber concert with the American super-talent is going to be a spectacular encounter with a rare personality. At 10 he had composed more than 15 works, graduated from Los Alamitos High School. Armstrong was born in Los Angeles into a non-musical family. During this concert, he will discuss every aspect of it: poetic (Petraque), angelic (Saint Elizabeth) or diabolical (Dante), putting him in contact with two of the greatest French composers: Guillaume de Machaut, the creator of polyphony, on whom he is preparing an opera, and Gabriel Fauré, the master of harmony. Kit Armstrong (piano) About; Reviews; Videos; Explore; About. Please contact your local dealer for other language versions. In June 2003, Armstrong was invited to play at the Carnegie Hall to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Steinway & Sons. Kit Armstrong was born 1992 in Los Angeles, into a non-musical family. Described by was recorded with Andrej Bielow and Adrian Brendel for GENUIN in 2012. On the Artist. 3:55. 73 33613 Bielefeld 0521 - 60737, Hannoversche Str. In 2006 he won the "Kissinger Klavierolymp", a competition of young pianists related to the festival Kissinger Sommer. The TV station is also planning a DVD, among other things, with photos from the Steingraeber manufactory and from the grand piano selection by Kit Armstrong. Kit Armstrong (born March 5, 1992) is an American classical pianist, composer, and former child prodigy of British-Taiwanese parentage.[1][2]. [4] At the age of 5, and without access to a piano, he taught himself musical composition by reading an abridged encyclopedia. I want my interpretation to be the result of my fingers on the piano, rather than of computer processing afterward.”, Kit Armstrong in Rehearsal with the Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg, In den Opern Passagen Glockengasse 6 50667 Köln +49 - 221 - 987 428 110, Grünstraße 15 - im stilwerk 40212 Düsseldorf 0211 - 247 95 -160, Reichsstraße 1 42275 Wuppertal +49 - 202 - 594 63 3, Hindenburgstraße 50-52 45127 Essen +49 - 201 - 233 2-46, Hansastraße 7–11 44137 Dortmund +49 - 231 - 141 07 5, Eschersheimer Landstr. [25] On January 27, 2015, the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin performed a new fortepiano concerto by Armstrong. Armstrong has studied regularly with Alfred Brendel since 2005.[9]. [4] Armstrong has received six Morton Gould Young Composer Awards from the ASCAP Foundation in New York,[23] for Struwwelpeter: Character Pieces for viola and piano. 11 i A-dur KV 331 Andante grazioso Menuetto Alla turca – Allegretto PAUSE Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 – 1750): […] The second part of the concert, in which Armstrong played the modern concert grand E-272, will be shown in another version in Arte.tv. Kit Armstrong, piano.Schumann Quartett.Enregistrat per la Ràdio de Baviera el dijous 4 de juliol del 2019.Església de Sant Pere i Sant Pau. 11, 12, 13 September 2020 – a series of concerts with Ramon Ortega Quero, Nolwenn Bargin, & Milena Viotti. 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Miller-Straße 32 83714 Miesbach +49 - 8025 - 765 2, Jentschstraße 5 02782 Seifhennersdorf +49 - 3586 - 450 40. [5] He subsequently started formal studies in piano with Mark Sullivan and in composition with Michael Martin (1997–2001). Born in 1992 in Los Angeles, he is described as “the amazement-causing artist who can only be described as a musical phenomenon” by German magazine Süddeutsche Zeitung. Adagio. X. Vivace. [13] Armstrong was the "artiste étoile" of the 2016 Mozart Festival Würzburg[14] and of the Bern Symphony Orchestra.[15]. 2012 Preview SONG TIME Piano Trio No. I have read the data privacy declaration and hereby consent to the storage and use of my personal data. Kit Armstrong is 27 years old, but he has already completed an education which makes even seasoned polymaths dizzy. [30], In April 2012, GENUIN released a CD by Armstrong, Andrej Bielow and Adrian Brendel of piano trios by Haydn, Beethoven, Armstrong and Liszt. 95 B 49084 Osnabrück +49 - 541 - 27449, Hüttenwerkstraße 34 66763 Dillingen +49 - 6831 - 714 30, Ständeplatz 13 34117 Kassel +49 - 561 - 781 53 0, Kaiserstraße 175 76133 Karlsruhe +49 - 721 - 130 21 1, Königstraße 50 A 30175 Hannover +49 - 511 - 843 00 - 150, Theodor-Heuss-Straße 8 70174 Stuttgart +49 - 711 - 163 48 270, Konrad-Adenauer-Straße 9 72072 Tübingen +49 - 7071 - 977 88 120, Martin-Luther-Platz 19 91522 Ansbach +49 - 981 - 579 69 7, Schwarzwaldstr. Tempo di valse (poco vivace) "à l'orgue de Barbarie" 2:24. 5. The close relationship between Carl Bechstein and Franz Liszt doubtless played a role in Armstrong’s decision to choose a C. Bechstein grand for recording the new CD. I have read and accept the Data Protection Regulations and agree that you store and process my data. Kit Armstrong recorded his second CD for Sony Classical in Berlin. He attended Garden Grove Christian School (1997–1998), Anaheim Discovery Christian School (1998–1999), Los Alamitos High School and Orange County School of the Arts (1999–2001). Kit Armstrong has transformed the Église Sainte-Thérèse in Hirson, France, into a centre for culture. This video series, "Musique, ma patrie", is the subject of profiles in French national television and press.[21][22]. The Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Festival [de] announced Kit Armstrong as WEMAG-Soloist prizewinner in 2014. And when I am recording, I try to play as though I were giving a concert. Capriccioso. On the CD he presents his own transcriptions of 12 Choral Préludes by J.S. Bach, his own composition and hommage "Fantasy on B-A-C-H", and parts of the Musica ricercata by Ligeti. When 18-year-old Kit Armstrong makes his Royal Festival Hall debut tonight, a secret long in gestation will be revealed. In 2009 and 2010, Kit Armstrong gave three highly acclaimed recitals at C. Bechstein's premises. He has also begun accompanying singers. Facebook Twitter Reddit Pinterest Email LinkedIn WhatsApp. In 2015, he recorded a Sony Classical CD with works by Franz Liszt on the C. Bechstein D 282 concert grand piano of the Jesus-Christus-Kirche in the Dahlem borough of Berlin. Solo piano recitals have taken Armstrong to London, Paris, Vienna, Florence, Venice, Baden-Baden, Berlin, Dortmund, Leipzig, Munich, Zurich, Geneva, Bolzano, Verbier, La Roque-d'Anthéron and various cities in the United States. Chamber music is one of Armstrong's central interests. Kit Armstrong, piano. [29], In 2011, the film Set the Piano Stool on Fire by Mark Kidel was released on DVD, chronicling the relationship between pianist Alfred Brendel and Armstrong. In 2016 and 2017 Armstrong appeared at the Salzburg Mozartwoche [de] with Renaud Capuçon. More information... compositions. Shao-Chia Lü will also conduct the Taiwan Philharmonic Orchestra in the … Kit Armstrong performs as a soloist with some of the world’s most famous orchestras while maintaining an active career as a recitalist and composer. He also composed "Stop Laughing, We're Rehearsing", a work for piano trio that has been recorded on CD.Kit Armstrong performed at the Konzerthaus Berlin, the Stuttgarter Liederhalle, the Alte Oper Frankfurt, the Tonhalle Düsseldorf, the Parco della Musica in Rom and many other concert halls on C. Bechstein. Many of his ensemble works were performed publicly: his Symphony No. Our website uses cookies. Uncorrupted by any historicism, he takes full advantage of the tonal capabilities of the modern piano without surrendering to them. Few musicians epitomize the term of the ‘exceptional artist’ better than Kit Armstrong. Before I had met the four British-based prodigies featured here - pianists Benjamin Grosvenor and Kit Armstrong, violinist Jennifer Pike and composer/singer Alex Prior - …

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