Henri Christine


Jorg Demus is one of the worlds most celebrated living pianists. Born in Austria in 1928, he began playing the piano at the age of six and entered the Vienna State Academy of Music at the tender age of eleven. He made his debut at the Brahms-Saal at the age of 14, and quickly established himself as an artist of international standing, winning the Premier Busoni at Bolzano’s prestigious International Piano Competition in 1956.

His career as a concert performer saw him appear under the batons of many great conductors included Herbert von Karajan, Joseph Krips, Seiji Ozawa, Wolfgang Sawallisch, Carlo Zecchi and many others.

Demus has recorded in excess of 350 discs, including the complete piano works of Schumann and Debussy, as well as two highly regarded readings of Bach’s 48 preludes and fugues. In addition to his numerous solo and concerto recordings, he collaborated with many artists to record chamber music and lieder. Eminent artists that appear in his discography include Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Elly Ameling and Peter Schreier.

A collection of Demus’ Essays has been published under the title Abenteuer de Interpretation (Adventures in Interpretation) and he gives a growing number of master classes around the world. He has also composed songs, piano works and various pieces of chamber music.

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