Music of Elizabeth Austin in Lithuania, with pianist Ulrich Urban


Oct 17 2019 - 7:30pm

Ulrich Urban, Klavier, will perform piano music of Beethoven, Mozart, and American composer Elizabeth R. Austin (Puzzle Preludes), on his Lithuanian tour 17-26 October, 2019.

Program: Piano Recital
Ulrich Urban, Klavier (Leipzig)  

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart:  Sonate  C-Dur  KV  330
Elizabeth Austin:             Puzzle-Preludes     (2016 )
Richard Wagner :     Sonate  As -Dur  für  Mathilde Wesendonck      1853 
Ludwig van Beethoven: Sonate f-Moll Op. 57 ( "Appassionata“)

Concert schedule:

October 17 – Akmenė Landmuseum 
October 18 – Kėdainiai Multicultural Center
October 19 – Paliesius Palace
October 20 – Kaunas: Kaunas Philharmonic
October 24 – Klaipėda: Pranas Domšaitis  Gallery 
October 26-  Vilnius:  Vytautas Kasiulis Museum of Art

Born in Frankfurt/Oder, Germany, Ulrich Urban studied piano at the Leipzig Hochschule für Musik (Conservatory) with Günter Kootz and conducting with Rolf Reuter. Subsequently, he has taught at this institution, being promoted to full Professor of Piano in 1991, after the fall of the Wall. With his first performances of Bach, he garnered glowing reviews and he was engaged by several recording companies. Other great names associated with Leipzig’s musical tradition, such as Mendelssohn, Schumann, and Wagner, and last but not least, Max Reger, appear regularly in his recitals.

Austin’s music has been received with distinction and critical acclaim. Featured on Germany’s Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk, the Leipzig pianist Urban has championed her piano music, performing at the Gewandhaus and The National Gallery of Art.