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Interview with Rudolf Buchbinder

Foto: Marco Borggreve

Short & Sweet: Interview mit Rudolf Buchbinder

No need to introduce Rudolf Buchbinder. He is probably the most famous pianist of this day and age. His Beethoven recordings are legendary and considered unparalleled in virtuosity, depth and expression.
His busy schedule includes regular concert activity with the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra und the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks in the greatest, most prestigious concert halls worldwide.
As artistic director of the Musikfestival Grafenegg, he established the Festival in a few short years as one of the leading cultural events in Europe.


Mr. Buchbinder, in your extraordinary artistic ventures you met and worked with eminent musicians from all over the world. What qualities do they have in common?

Rudolf Buchbinder: They couple their individual, personal interpretation with sensitivity towards their partner. This creates true musical dialogue.


What has been the greatest lesson, music has taught you?

Over the course of more than 50 years way too many of them have been accumulated. Together they form a wide horizon.


What 3 tips do you have for ambitious young musicians?

Discipline, determination and before starting to play a composer’s piece, read a book about the person.

I assume, it is the greatness as humans behind their work that makes remarkable artists the true treasure they are for all of us!
Thank you, Sir!


Which idea stood out for you in this interview?
Which of the 3 tips is the most important for you personally?

Much love,


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