Building Bridges

Sir András Schiff

© Lukas Beck

Julius Asal
© Reinicke Artists

Martina Consonni
© Andreas Malkmus
Tomoki Park
© Neda Navaee

Season 2023/24
Julius Asal, Martina Consonni, Tomoki Park
Building Bridges – András Schiff presents young pianists

“It is with great pleasure that I can introduce three excellent pianists to you: Julius Asal, Martina Consonni and Tomoki Park. Germany has given us some of the greatest composers and pianists so it is good to welcome in Julius Asal a bright young talent from this country. Julius is also an excellent chamber music player. Martina Consonni is full of life and “Italianita”, her musicality is most engaging. Tomoki Park is a brilliant mind, intellectual in the best sense but full of emotions. He is very interested in new music and plays it with understanding and enthusiasm. Please welcome them with open hearts.”
(Sir Andràs Schiff über die Programmteilnehmer der Saison 2023/24.)

Even after graduating from a prestigious conservatory, it is not easy for young musicians to position themselves successfully in the international music market – because regardless of talent and technical excellence, they often lack performance practice and access to important networks. This is where Sir András Schiff’s programme Building Bridges comes in, with which he has been providing targeted and sustainable support for young pianists since 2014.

Each season, András Schiff, who himself built his international acclaimed career without the springboard of a major competition win, selects three gifted pianists with unique musical personalities and, in cooperation with conc.arts berlin, arranges recitals for them at concert venues and festivals throughout Europe. As honorary artistic director, András Schiff selects the participants and develops the repertoire together with them. Implementation and organisation are carried out by conc.arts berlin gUG.

With Building Bridges, Sir András Schiff has established a unique model for the sustainable promotion of young musicians, enabling young pianists to build their own bridges to the professional music world.

With the kind support of the Melinda Esterházy de Galantha Foundation and C.Bechstein.

Find more information about the pianists of the current and following seasons, the concert dates and the idea at Building-Bridges-website.