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26 Sep 2019

Anna Vinnitskaya in conversation with Raphael Haeger (16 min.)

As Mikko Frank had to withdraw from a concert in September 2019 due to illness, the Berliner Philharmoniker and pianist Anna Vinnitskaya simply rehearsed Sergei Prokofiev’s Second Piano Concerto without a conductor – even though Anna Vinnitskaya had never performed with the orchestra before. With no need for many words, communication between them went well from the very start, as you will find in this interval feature between the pianist and the Philharmoniker percussionist Raphael Haeger. Further topics of the interview are the background to Prokofiev’s concerto and the artistic convictions of the musician, who now teaches at the Hamburg University of Music and Theatre where she herself studied.

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