I have read the data privacy declaration and hereby consent to the storage and use of my personal data. Kit Armstrong, piano Program Joseph Haydn (1732 – 1809): Fantasi i C-dur (Capriccio) Hob XVII:4 Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (1714 – 1788): Freie Fantasie i fis-mol Wq 67 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 – 1791): Klaversonate nr. 81. Kit Armstrong was born in Los Angeles in 1992. 3:40. At the same time, he also proved to be very talented in mathematics, natural sciences and foreign languages. Facebook Twitter Reddit Pinterest Email LinkedIn WhatsApp. 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. He has collaborated with conductors including Ivor Bolton, Riccardo Chailly, Thomas Dausgaard, Christoph von Dohnányi, Manfred Honeck, Charles Mackerras, Bobby McFerrin, Kent Nagano, Jonathan Nott, and Mario Venzago. Few musicians epitomize the term of the ‘exceptional artist’ better than Kit Armstrong. VII. Kit Armstrong (Piano, Composer) Born: March 5, 1992 - California, USA: Kit Armstrong is a British-Taiwanese classical pianist and composer. Kit Armstrong's solo piano CD Bach, Ligeti, Armstrong was released by Sony Music Entertainment in September 2013. C. Bechstein is a legendary brand that’s steeped in tradition, appreciated by top pianists and driven by a passion for the piano. 1:15. [27], Kit Armstrong's works are published by Edition Peters. 1:22. 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. 20 11 (GPu) Beethoven, Overture, Egmont. Starting in March 2020, he has published every day a video from this church, sharing a piece of music together with personal and musicological explanations. Kit Armstrong is 27 years old, but he has already completed an education which makes even seasoned polymaths dizzy. “Composing is the basis upon which I think about music”, says Armstrong (interview in Concerti magazine). Kit Armstrong: Playing by numbers Maths, topology, computer games, origami...oh yes, and music. Uncorrupted by any historicism, he takes full advantage of the tonal capabilities of the modern piano without surrendering to them. was recorded with Andrej Bielow and Adrian Brendel for GENUIN in 2012. Tempo di valse (poco vivace) "à l'orgue de Barbarie" 2:24. 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. Our website uses cookies. More information... compositions. “While he commands an awesome technique, primarily he really is a quintessential, sensitive lyricist. In parallel, he studied pure mathematics at the Imperial College London (2004–2008). Kit Armstrong (born March 5, 1992) is an American classical pianist, composer, and former child prodigy of British-Taiwanese parentage.[1][2]. [31], On September 27, 2013, Sony Music Entertainment released Kit Armstrong's album "Bach, Ligeti, Armstrong". He performs with the Szymanowski String Quartet and in a piano trio with Andrej Bielow (violin) and Adrian Brendel (cello), and has given lieder recitals with Andreas Wolf and Thomas Bauer [de]. Please send me the catalog to this address. Armstrong was born in Los Angeles into a non-musical family. Kit Armstrong also is an accomplished composer who has written for a wide variety of ensembles. USA. 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. Kit Armstrong- piano * Territory: Mrs. Shannen Liu represents Kit Armstrong in Hong Kong, Taiwan and various Asian countries. Mesto. At the age of five, he began formal composition and piano studies. 73 33613 Bielefeld 0521 - 60737, Hannoversche Str. By continuing to use it, you agree to our data privacy policy. And when I am recording, I try to play as though I were giving a concert. [19] Kit Armstrong was named holder of the Beethoven Ring in 2018.[20]. When Kit Armstrong was only 14, he overcame his mentor Alfred Brendel’s reluctance to take on pupils. Allegro maestoso (Béla Bartók in memoriam) 2:56. Kit Armstrong is a fifteen-year-old Rickoid, pianist and composer who also displays remarkable gifts for mathematics, science, and languages. Bach, his own composition and hommage "Fantasy on B-A-C-H", and parts of the Musica ricercata by Ligeti. 1 No. From the freshness of No. It was recorded in the renowned Jesus Christ Church in Berlin-Dahlem. Many of his ensemble works were performed publicly: his Symphony No. [34], "The ASCAP Foundation Names Winners of the 2002 Morton Gould Young Composer Awards", The Church of Sainte-Thérèse-de-l'Enfant-Jésus, Hirson, Davidson Institute for Talent Development, "Kit Armstrong is a notable pianist at age 13", "MUSIC FESTIVAL REVIEW; Masters of the Keyboard, Courtesy of a 12-Year-Old", "Set the Piano Stool on Fire: On filming Alfred Brendel | the Arts Desk", "Göteborgs Symfoniker åker till Tyskland", "TOKYO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA SUBSCRIPTION CONCERT NO.627 Performance Schedule SUNTORY HALL", "Kissinger Sommer, Kissinger KlavierOlymp", "Besetzungsänderung in der Mozartwoche 2016 – "Mozarts Violinsonaten I" am 29.1.2016 und "Mozarts Violinsonaten II" am 30.1.2016", "Kit Armstrong wird das Mozartfest 2016 prägen", "Klavier-Rezital mit Kit Armstrong und Verleihung des WEMAG-Solistenpreises an den jungen Ausnahmepianisten", "Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern: Festspielsommer 2018", "Kit Armstrong erhält Beethoven-Ring 2018", "Le journal de 13h Replay en Streaming – TF1", "Genuin.de – CD-Katalog / Genuin CD-Info", "Set the Piano Stool on Fire reveals the relationship between a master", "At 12, this genius of music, math and more is wowing 'em", "Piano prodigy to play the Broward Center", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Kit_Armstrong&oldid=988177509, CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown, Wikipedia articles with MusicBrainz identifiers, Wikipedia articles with SNAC-ID identifiers, Wikipedia articles with WORLDCATID identifiers, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, Variations on a Theme by Monteverdi (2007), Trio for violin, cello and piano (2009) – Commissioned by, String Quartet (2011) – Commissioned by the, Millennium, Piano Quartet in C Minor (2000), Quintet for oboe, clarinet, horn, bassoon and piano (2009) – Commissioned by the International Chamber Music Festival The Hague, Wind Quintet, Theme and Six Variations (2004), Andante (2012) – Commissioned by Musikkollegium Winterthur, Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra (2010) – Commissioned by Frankfurter BachKonzerte, "The ASCAP Foundation Names Winners of the 2004 Morton Gould Young Composer Awards", "The ASCAP Foundation Names Winners of the 2005 Morton Gould Young Composer Awards", "The ASCAP Foundation Names Recipients of the 2007 Morton Gould Young Composer Awards", "The ASCAP Foundation Names Recipients of the 2011 Morton Gould Young Composer Awards", "The ASCAP Foundation Charlotte V. Bergen Scholarship", This page was last edited on 11 November 2020, at 15:59. Beethoven, Piano Concerto No.3. 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. [3] He displayed interest in sciences, languages and mathematics. In 2006 he won the "Kissinger Klavierolymp", a competition of young pianists related to the festival Kissinger Sommer. Adagio. - Getty Images / AFP. Armstrong succeeded in managing to avoid the heaviness and muddiness of so many other pianists when encountering Liszt. Kit Armstrong Piano Recital December 10 (Thu) Hamarikyu Asahi Hall Inquiries: Japan Arts Pia – 0570-00-1212 https://www.japanarts.co.jp [Other concert] Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra Subscription Concerts No. 9 A 79117 Freiburg +49 - 761 - 790 70 0, Wölkernstraße 29 90459 Nürnberg +49 - 911 - 433 99 0-0, Pumpen 8 | im Chilehaus 20095 Hamburg +49 - 40 - 986 601 - 140, Donaustraße 10 89073 Ulm +49 - 731 - 619 98 8, Dohnanyistraße 15 04103 Leipzig +49 - 341 - 268 20 900, Rosenstraße 11 88361 Altshausen +49 - 7584 - 169 1, Hussenstraße 47–49 78462 Konstanz +49 - 7531 - 136 01 2, Halderstraße 16 86150 Augsburg +49 - 821 - 15 20 30, Sophienblatt 82-86 24114 Kiel +49 - 431 - 5508 777, Heinrichgasse 1 87435 Kempten +49 - 831 - 290 03, Thierschstraße 11 80538 München +49 - 89 - 211 13 54 00, Keltenstraße 10 94330 Aiterhofen +49 - 9421 - 997 00, im stilwerk Kantstraße 17 10623 Berlin +49 - 30 - 2260 559 100, An der Frauenkirche 12 - Coselpalais 01067 Dresden +49 - 351 - 49 77 28-0, im Musikkontor Lange Straße 13 18055 Rostock +49 - 381 201 46 10, Oskar-v. Miller-Straße 32 83714 Miesbach +49 - 8025 - 765 2, Jentschstraße 5 02782 Seifhennersdorf +49 - 3586 - 450 40. Liszt is the favourite composer of the young prodigy, a disciple of Alfred Brendel. 6 and the classical grace of No. Hear soloist Kit Armstrong in Saint-Saëns’ exotic Piano Concerto No. Armstrong received a Bachelor of Music degree with First Class Honours from the Royal Academy of Music in 2008 and a Master of Science degree with honours from Pierre-and-Marie-Curie University, Paris, in mathematics in 2012. At the age of 5, and without access to a piano, he taught himself musical composition by reading an abridged encyclopedia. 1: I. Allegro. Armstrong composes for a wide variety of ensembles in various styles and genres. In 2001, Armstrong received a $10,000 Davidson Fellows Scholarship from the Davidson Institute for Talent Development. In 2016 and 2017 Armstrong appeared at the Salzburg Mozartwoche [de] with Renaud Capuçon. According to Brendel: 'He played so beautifully that I thought to myself, "I have to make time for him". Kit Armstrong: From child prodigy to piano-playing superstar. 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. 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. 3:55. The second album is one in which Armstrong played several of Liszt's symphonic scenery pieces. Armstrong has always pursued music and academic education in parallel. 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. A uncharacteristic decision to take on an extraordinary pupil has brought new insights for both Alfred Brendel and Kit Armstrong, as Alan Rusbridger hears 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. On the Artist. Since Armstrong's debut with the Long Beach Bach Festival Orchestra at the age of 8, he has appeared as soloist with the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, London's Philharmonia Orchestra, the NDR Symphony Orchestra in Hamburg, the Bamberger Symphoniker, the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, the Mozarteum Orchestra of Salzburg, the Swedish Chamber Orchestra, the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra,[10] the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, and Tokyo Symphony Orchestra,[11] among others. Described by At 10 he had composed more than 15 works, graduated from Los Alamitos High School. Kit Armstrong recorded his second CD for Sony Classical in Berlin. Kit Armstrong has transformed the Église Sainte-Thérèse in Hirson, France, into a centre for culture. 2 to the roguish charm of No. 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. It includes various works by Franz Liszt — and was fittingly recorded on a C. Bechstein D 282 concert grand piano. He subsequently started formal studies in piano with Mark Sullivan and in composition with Michael Martin (1997–2001). At seven, he became the youngest scholarship student in the history of Chapman University in California, attending the university part-time while completing high school. Available with an Apple Music subscription. 5. [5] He subsequently started formal studies in piano with Mark Sullivan and in composition with Michael Martin (1997–2001). “As a pianist, I am always looking for sounds that cannot be forgotten,” said Kit Armstrong. “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. 1 in E-Flat Major, Op. [33], 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. In June 2003, Armstrong was invited to play at the Carnegie Hall to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Steinway & Sons. I have read and accept the Data Protection Regulations and agree that you store and process my data. Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (1714-1788) Fantasia in F -sharp minor, H.300 ; Kit Armstrong (né en 1992) Drei Impressionen für die linke Hand Miniaturen (Frühlingserwachen | Lexa | Lenz - Variations on “volare” | Origami) Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck (1562-1621) Variationen on “Mein junges Leben hat ein End” Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) Partita for keyboard No. Meanwhile, he has frequently performed on Bechstein instruments during concerts at renowned venues such as Berlin's Konzerthaus. 11 i A-dur KV 331 Andante grazioso Menuetto Alla turca – Allegretto PAUSE Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 – 1750): […] 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. [26], The percussionist Alexej Gerassimez's premiere of Kit Armstrong's percussion concerto with Konzerthausorchester Berlin in 2017 was broadcast on German nationwide radio. 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. 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. Issued on: 12/03/2019 - 15:05. Armstrong was born in Los Angeles into a non-musical family. By: Eve JACKSON Follow 1 min. Instead, his style is embellished with an ephemeral … Kit Armstrong at 11 (center) at an award ceremony by the company Steinway & Sons, in 2003, at Carnegie Hall in New York. He has also begun accompanying singers. [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. [12] Among his recital projects in 2010 was a programme including etudes by Chopin and Ligeti, and J. S. Bach's Inventions and Sinfoniae. IX. 604 December 9 (Wed) Suntory Hall Inquiries: Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra Ticket Center 0570-00-4390 https://yomikyo.or.jp/ Friday, November 13, 2020 Japan Arts … 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). 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 - … 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. 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. Kit Armstrong, piano. Kit Armstrong piano. Kit Armstrong recorded his second CD for Sony Classical in Berlin. Kit Armstrong (piano) About; Reviews; Videos; Explore; About. Kit Armstrong (piano) IV. 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. 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. Kit Armstrong (piano) Byrd: Hughe Ashton's Ground. Please contact your local dealer for other language versions. Click here for details, C. Bechstein Academy Catalog (grand & upright pianos), C. Bechstein Sterling Grand Piano Catalog. About; Explore; About. 11, 12, 13 September 2020 – a series of concerts with Ramon Ortega Quero, Nolwenn Bargin, & Milena Viotti. In November 2015, Sony Music Entertainment released “Liszt: Symphonic Scenes”, a solo piano CD by Kit Armstrong. In 2009 and 2010, Kit Armstrong gave three highly acclaimed recitals at C. Bechstein's premises. 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. Chamber music is one of Armstrong's central interests. As a rule, we handle these requests personally, but it is possible that we will transfer your request to the C. Bechstein importer in your country, or to a specialized dealer in your region. While in high school, he studied physics at California State University, Long Beach, and music composition at Chapman University.[6]. FESTIVALS D'ESTIU DE BAVIERA 2019César Franck: Quintet amb piano en fa m, FWV 7. Discover a wealth of service-related information. Described by the New York Times as a “brilliant pianist” who combines “musical maturity and youthful daring in his exceptional playing”, 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. (86m) 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. 6 Songs. His compositions include one symphony, five concertos, six quintets, seven quartets, two trios, five duos, and 21 solo pieces. Armstrong has studied regularly with Alfred Brendel since 2005.[9]. [28], In September 2008, Armstrong recorded Bach, Liszt and Mozart for Plushmusic.tv. The genius of the piano Kit Armstrong decided to interpret and disseminate, via social networks, a daily composition recorded in his church in Hirson, in Aisne . [17][18] Kit Armstrong was the festival's 2018 "prizewinner in residence", featuring in 24 concerts throughout the summer of 2018. Kit Armstrong PIANO. A chamber music aficionado, Kit Armstrong performs regularly with Andrej Bielow (violin) and Adrian Brendel (cello). Beethoven: Kit Armstrong (piano), Philharmonia Orchestra / Christoph von Dohnányi (conductor), St. David’s Hall, Cardiff, 19.2. [30], In April 2012, GENUIN released a CD by Armstrong, Andrej Bielow and Adrian Brendel of piano trios by Haydn, Beethoven, Armstrong and Liszt. Very early on he developed into a true child prodigy, talking very early, showing interests in sciences (physics, chemistry and mathematics), languages (his German is perfect and virtually accent-free), and music (composition and piano). 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. He started composing at the age of five and had first piano lessons soon after that. The Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival awarded Armstrong the 2010 Leonard Bernstein Award. Kit Armstrong was born 1992 in Los Angeles, into a non-musical family. It includes various works by Franz Liszt — and was fittingly recorded on a C. Bechstein D 282 concert grand piano. X. Vivace. III. [32], In November 2015, Sony Music Entertainment released "Liszt: Symphonic Scenes", a solo piano CD by Kit Armstrong. In 2012, he purchased The Church of Sainte-Thérèse-de-l'Enfant-Jésus, Hirson in France as a hall for concerts or exhibitions. [16] In 2011 he received the Förderpreis für Musik from the Kurt-Alten-Stiftung. Cantabile, molto legato. The Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Festival [de] announced Kit Armstrong as WEMAG-Soloist prizewinner in 2014.

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