'Vibrant Rhythms is seventy minutes of musical intensity and great pianistic quality. A master seems to be growing up here. ' Remy Franck, Pizzicato, 7 Sep 2023
Although the resulting keyboard music from the Middle Ages to modern times does not necessarily encourage dancing, the stylized “hybrid” becomes something very new and exciting. The pieces are characterized by a richness of alternating pulses, rhythms, and polyrhythms that intermingle with harmony and counterpoint. This album is a collection of piano works composed in this spirit, resulting in a colorful blend of contrasts.
I have taken the liberty to combine Schumann’s Davidsbündlertänze Op.6 with various 20th-century works from South America. Despite different zeitgeist and traditions, imagination and conciseness unite these 31 short pieces. While none of the pieces is characterized as a specific dance form, it is possible to surmise the influences.'
Alberto Ginastera (1916–1983), Suite de Danzas Criollas, Op. 15 (1946)
1. Adagietto pianissimo
2. Allegro rustico
3. Allegretto cantabile
4. Calmo e poetico
5. Scherzando – Coda: Presto ed energico
Marvin Sandi (1938–1968), Ritmos panteísticos, Op. 1a (1958)
6. de la roca...
7. de la luz...
8. de la luna…
9. del sexo…
Heitor Villa-Lobos (1887–1959), Ciclo brasileiro W 374 (1936/37)
10. No. 1 in G-Flat Major, W 374 ‘Plantio do caboclo’
11. No. 2 in C-Sharp Minor, W 374 ‘Impressões seresteiras’
12. No. 3 in C Major, W 374 ‘Festa no sertão’
13. No. 4 in A Minor, W 374 ‘Dança do índio branco’
Robert Schumann (1810–1856), Davidsbündlertänze, Op. 6 (1837)
16. Mit Humor
19. Sehr rasch
20. Nicht schnell
23. Balladenmä ßig – Sehr rasch
25. Mit Humor
26. Wild und lustig
27. Zart und singend
29. Mit guten Humor
30. Wie aus der Ferne .
31. Nicht schnell
As a soloist, he has performed with the Jena Philharmonic Orchestra, Norddeutsche Philharmonie Rostock, Georgian Philarmonic Orchestra, La Paz Symphony Orchestra, Orquesta de Jóvenes Musicos Bolivianos and Orquesta Sinfónica Juvenil de Santa Cruz de la Sierra with conductors including Timothy Redmond, Markus Frank, Wojciech Rajski, Andreas Penninger. He is a prize winner at the Anton Rubinstein Piano Competition in Düsseldorf, Tbilisi International Piano Competition in Georgia, International Competition Young Academy Award, Rome and the Claudio Arrau International Piano Competition in Chile. He was a finalist at the Eppan Piano Academy and at the 63rd Ferruccio Busoni International Piano Competition.
He was mentored by Paul Badura Skoda, who has inspired a particular interest in period instruments. He studied with Balasz Szokolay at the Franz Liszt University in Weimar and with Claudio Martínez Mehner at Cologne's University of Music and Dance. Currently he is on the Royal College of Music's Artist Diploma programme in London, studying with Norma Fisher and Ian Jones.
He recieved scholarships from Royal College of Music, Herrmann Foundaiton Liechtenstein- Bolivia, Theo and Petra Lieven Foundation of Hamburg, Clavarte Foundation in Bern and Elfrun Gabriel Foundation for Young Pianists, and since 2022, is supported by Talent Unlimited. From 2023 he is an Artist in Residence at the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel in Brussels, under the guidance of Frank Braley and Avedis Kouyoumdjian.