In 2009 and 2010, Kit Armstrong gave three highly acclaimed recitals at C. Bechstein's premises. was recorded with Andrej Bielow and Adrian Brendel for GENUIN in 2012. “While he commands an awesome technique, primarily he really is a quintessential, sensitive lyricist. Kit Armstrong, winner of the 2019 Beethoven Ring awarded by citizens of the composer’s hometown of Bonn, continues Oxford Philharmonic’s cycle of the composer’s piano sonatas with works spanning 17 years. Kit Armstrong Piano Recital December 10 (Thu) Hamarikyu Asahi Hall Inquiries: Japan Arts Pia – 0570-00-1212 https://www.japanarts.co.jp [Other concert] Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra Subscription Concerts No. November 2019, Dortmund Konzerthaus: Sergei Babayan premiered Un fil d’oubli, written for him by Kit Armstrong. The Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Festival [de] announced Kit Armstrong as WEMAG-Soloist prizewinner in 2014. It includes various works by Franz Liszt — and was fittingly recorded on a C. Bechstein D 282 concert grand piano. Kit Armstrong at 11 (center) at an award ceremony by the company Steinway & Sons, in 2003, at Carnegie Hall in New York. Solo piano recitals have taken Armstrong to London, Paris, Vienna, Florence, Venice, Baden-Baden, Berlin, Dortmund, Leipzig, Munich, Zurich, Geneva, Bolzano, Verbier, La Roque-d'Anthéron and various cities in the United States. At the age of 9, Armstrong became a full-time undergraduate student at Utah State University studying biology, physics, mathematics as well as music (2001–2002). 20 11 (GPu) Beethoven, Overture, Egmont. [13] Armstrong was the "artiste étoile" of the 2016 Mozart Festival Würzburg[14] and of the Bern Symphony Orchestra.[15]. At the same time, he also proved to be very talented in mathematics, natural sciences and foreign languages. Try it free. 1: I. Allegro. More information... compositions. During this concert, he will discuss every aspect of it: poetic (Petraque), angelic (Saint Elizabeth) or diabolical (Dante), putting him in contact with two of the greatest French composers: Guillaume de Machaut, the creator of polyphony, on whom he is preparing an opera, and Gabriel Fauré, the master of harmony. (86m) [7] In 2003, Armstrong enrolled at the Curtis Institute of Music studying piano with Eleanor Sokoloff and Claude Frank, while simultaneously taking courses in chemistry and mathematics at the University of Pennsylvania. At the age of five, he began formal composition and piano studies. Beethoven, Symphony No.6 It can’t be a common occurrence that a conductor should be more than five times older than the soloist with whom he is working. Armstrong has always pursued music and academic education in parallel. The genius of the piano Kit Armstrong decided to interpret and disseminate, via social networks, a daily composition recorded in his church in Hirson, in Aisne . In 2015, he recorded a Sony Classical CD with works by Franz Liszt on the C. Bechstein D 282 concert grand piano of the Jesus-Christus-Kirche in the Dahlem borough of Berlin. 45 60322 Frankfurt +49 69 - 400 501 130, Jöllenbecker Str. The TV station is also planning a DVD, among other things, with photos from the Steingraeber manufactory and from the grand piano selection by Kit Armstrong. Uncorrupted by any historicism, he takes full advantage of the tonal capabilities of the modern piano without surrendering to them. At the age of 5, and without access to a piano, he taught himself musical composition by reading an abridged encyclopedia. At 10 he had composed more than 15 works, graduated from Los Alamitos High School. “As a pianist, I am always looking for sounds that cannot be forgotten,” said Kit Armstrong. Kit Armstrong: Playing by numbers Maths, topology, computer games, origami...oh yes, and music. 11, 12, 13 September 2020 – a series of concerts with Ramon Ortega Quero, Nolwenn Bargin, & Milena Viotti. Kit Armstrong (piano) About; Reviews; Videos; Explore; About. Capriccioso. Shao-Chia Lü will also conduct the Taiwan Philharmonic Orchestra in the … VII. In June 2003, Armstrong was invited to play at the Carnegie Hall to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Steinway & Sons. Meanwhile, he has frequently performed on Bechstein instruments during concerts at renowned venues such as Berlin's Konzerthaus. Before I had met the four British-based prodigies featured here - pianists Benjamin Grosvenor and Kit Armstrong, violinist Jennifer Pike and composer/singer Alex Prior - … By continuing to use it, you agree to our data privacy policy. IX. 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Bergen Scholarship", This page was last edited on 11 November 2020, at 15:59. He performs with the Szymanowski String Quartet and in a piano trio with Andrej Bielow (violin) and Adrian Brendel (cello), and has given lieder recitals with Andreas Wolf and Thomas Bauer [de]. Armstrong was born in Los Angeles into a non-musical family. 604 December 9 (Wed) Suntory Hall Inquiries: Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra Ticket Center 0570-00-4390 https://yomikyo.or.jp/ Friday, November 13, 2020 Japan Arts … Armstrong composes for a wide variety of ensembles in various styles and genres. 6 Songs. [29], In 2011, the film Set the Piano Stool on Fire by Mark Kidel was released on DVD, chronicling the relationship between pianist Alfred Brendel and Armstrong. Kit Armstrong was born in Los Angeles in 1992. Kit Armstrong piano. Kit Armstrong plays Wagner, Liszt & Mozart (DVD) | Bayreuth is not only the city of Richard Wagner, but also of his father-in-law Franz Liszt. When Kit Armstrong was only 14, he overcame his mentor Alfred Brendel’s reluctance to take on pupils. Feldafing (Alemanya).Concert d'intercanvi. 2012 Preview SONG TIME Piano Trio No. In 2012, he purchased The Church of Sainte-Thérèse-de-l'Enfant-Jésus, Hirson in France as a hall for concerts or exhibitions. Issued on: 12/03/2019 - 15:05. A wealth of videos featuring Kit Armstrong playing Bechstein pianos is available on the Internet. 1:22. In 2006 he won the "Kissinger Klavierolymp", a competition of young pianists related to the festival Kissinger Sommer. 9 A 79117 Freiburg +49 - 761 - 790 70 0, Wölkernstraße 29 90459 Nürnberg +49 - 911 - 433 99 0-0, Pumpen 8 | im Chilehaus 20095 Hamburg +49 - 40 - 986 601 - 140, Donaustraße 10 89073 Ulm +49 - 731 - 619 98 8, Dohnanyistraße 15 04103 Leipzig +49 - 341 - 268 20 900, Rosenstraße 11 88361 Altshausen +49 - 7584 - 169 1, Hussenstraße 47–49 78462 Konstanz +49 - 7531 - 136 01 2, Halderstraße 16 86150 Augsburg +49 - 821 - 15 20 30, Sophienblatt 82-86 24114 Kiel +49 - 431 - 5508 777, Heinrichgasse 1 87435 Kempten +49 - 831 - 290 03, Thierschstraße 11 80538 München +49 - 89 - 211 13 54 00, Keltenstraße 10 94330 Aiterhofen +49 - 9421 - 997 00, im stilwerk Kantstraße 17 10623 Berlin +49 - 30 - 2260 559 100, An der Frauenkirche 12 - Coselpalais 01067 Dresden +49 - 351 - 49 77 28-0, im Musikkontor Lange Straße 13 18055 Rostock +49 - 381 201 46 10, Oskar-v. Miller-Straße 32 83714 Miesbach +49 - 8025 - 765 2, Jentschstraße 5 02782 Seifhennersdorf +49 - 3586 - 450 40. Kit Armstrong: From child prodigy to piano-playing superstar. Allegro maestoso (Béla Bartók in memoriam) 2:56. Werner Albrecht, Chief Technician at C. Bechstein, attended to the piano, which has a voice beautifully suited to Kit Armstrong’s virtuosic and sensitive playing action. Kit Armstrong is a fifteen-year-old Rickoid, pianist and composer who also displays remarkable gifts for mathematics, science, and languages. Many of his ensemble works were performed publicly: his Symphony No. [26], The percussionist Alexej Gerassimez's premiere of Kit Armstrong's percussion concerto with Konzerthausorchester Berlin in 2017 was broadcast on German nationwide radio. 1 No. From the freshness of No. A chamber music aficionado, Kit Armstrong performs regularly with Andrej Bielow (violin) and Adrian Brendel (cello). [5] He subsequently started formal studies in piano with Mark Sullivan and in composition with Michael Martin (1997–2001). This CD presents orchestral works by Liszt in the composer’s own piano transcriptions, including Salve Polonia, The Night Train, three of the Mephisto waltzes and Tasso – Lamento e trionfo. The second part of the concert, in which Armstrong played the modern concert grand E-272, will be shown in another version in Arte.tv. https://www.bechstein.com/en/the-world-of-bechstein/pianists/kit-armstrong/, C. Bechstein Pianofortefabrik Aktiengesellschaft, https://www.youtube.com/user/Bechstein1853. Chamber music is one of Armstrong's central interests. Beethoven: Kit Armstrong (piano), Philharmonia Orchestra / Christoph von Dohnányi (conductor), St. David’s Hall, Cardiff, 19.2. Kit Armstrong recorded his second CD for Sony Classical in Berlin. 2 to the roguish charm of No. This video series, "Musique, ma patrie", is the subject of profiles in French national television and press.[21][22]. Our website uses cookies. 1, Celebration was performed by the Pacific Symphony in March 2000; a string quartet commissioned by the Gewandhaus zu Leipzig in honour of Alfred Brendel's 80th birthday was premiered by the Szymanowski String Quartet in 2011;[24] the piano trio Stop laughing, we're rehearsing! C. Bechstein is a legendary brand that’s steeped in tradition, appreciated by top pianists and driven by a passion for the piano. Discover a wealth of service-related information. Antonín Dvorák: Quintet amb piano en La, op. The TV station is also planning a DVD, among other things, with photos from the Steingraeber manufactory and from the grand piano selection by Kit Armstrong. Kit Armstrong, piano. [27], Kit Armstrong's works are published by Edition Peters. It includes various works by Franz Liszt — and was fittingly recorded on a C. Bechstein D 282 concert grand piano. V. Rubato. Please contact your local dealer for other language versions. He started composing at the age of five and had first piano lessons soon after that. At seven, he became the youngest scholarship student in the history of Chapman University in California, attending the university part-time while completing high school. Armstrong has received many awards for his compositions: in 1999, his Chicken Sonata was awarded the first prize by the Music Teachers' Association of California, and in 2000, Five Elements won him another first prize from the same association. Armstrong succeeded in managing to avoid the heaviness and muddiness of so many other pianists when encountering Liszt. He has also begun accompanying singers. 3:40. Kit Armstrong recorded his second CD for Sony Classical in Berlin. He displayed interest in sciences, languages and mathematics. He has collaborated with conductors including Ivor Bolton, Riccardo Chailly, Thomas Dausgaard, Christoph von Dohnányi, Manfred Honeck, Charles Mackerras, Bobby McFerrin, Kent Nagano, Jonathan Nott, and Mario Venzago. By: Eve JACKSON Follow 1 min. Starting in March 2020, he has published every day a video from this church, sharing a piece of music together with personal and musicological explanations. In 2016 and 2017 Armstrong appeared at the Salzburg Mozartwoche [de] with Renaud Capuçon. Described by Cantabile, molto legato. Kit Armstrong (piano) IV. Available with an Apple Music subscription. When 18-year-old Kit Armstrong makes his Royal Festival Hall debut tonight, a secret long in gestation will be revealed. Hear soloist Kit Armstrong in Saint-Saëns’ exotic Piano Concerto No. Kit Armstrong's solo piano CD Bach, Ligeti, Armstrong was released by Sony Music Entertainment in September 2013. Kit Armstrong PIANO. According to Brendel: 'He played so beautifully that I thought to myself, "I have to make time for him". In 2011, in honour of the 200th anniversary of the birth of Franz Liszt, Armstrong played a series of recitals featuring works by Bach and Liszt, including a concert on Liszt's 1862 Bechstein piano in Nike Wagner's festival Pelerinages. USA. Very early on he developed into a true child prodigy, talking very early, showing interests in sciences (physics, chemistry and mathematics), languages (his German is perfect and virtually accent-free), and music (composition and piano). Kit Armstrong was born 1992 in Los Angeles, into a non-musical family. He subsequently started formal studies in piano with Mark Sullivan and in composition with Michael Martin (1997–2001). 3:55. 95 B 49084 Osnabrück +49 - 541 - 27449, Hüttenwerkstraße 34 66763 Dillingen +49 - 6831 - 714 30, Ständeplatz 13 34117 Kassel +49 - 561 - 781 53 0, Kaiserstraße 175 76133 Karlsruhe +49 - 721 - 130 21 1, Königstraße 50 A 30175 Hannover +49 - 511 - 843 00 - 150, Theodor-Heuss-Straße 8 70174 Stuttgart +49 - 711 - 163 48 270, Konrad-Adenauer-Straße 9 72072 Tübingen +49 - 7071 - 977 88 120, Martin-Luther-Platz 19 91522 Ansbach +49 - 981 - 579 69 7, Schwarzwaldstr. Kit Armstrong (born March 5, 1992) is an American classical pianist, composer, and former child prodigy of British-Taiwanese parentage.[1][2]. Armstrong has studied regularly with Alfred Brendel since 2005.[9]. [16] In 2011 he received the Förderpreis für Musik from the Kurt-Alten-Stiftung. About; Explore; About. Kit Armstrong has transformed the Église Sainte-Thérèse in Hirson, France, into a centre for culture. Click here for details, C. Bechstein Academy Catalog (grand & upright pianos), C. Bechstein Sterling Grand Piano Catalog. On the CD he presents his own transcriptions of 12 Choral Préludes by J.S. Kit Armstrong- piano * Territory: Mrs. Shannen Liu represents Kit Armstrong in Hong Kong, Taiwan and various Asian countries. The Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival awarded Armstrong the 2010 Leonard Bernstein Award. Bach, his own composition and hommage "Fantasy on B-A-C-H", and parts of the Musica ricercata by Ligeti. [30], In April 2012, GENUIN released a CD by Armstrong, Andrej Bielow and Adrian Brendel of piano trios by Haydn, Beethoven, Armstrong and Liszt. [19] Kit Armstrong was named holder of the Beethoven Ring in 2018.[20]. 1 in E-Flat Major, Op. Mesto. Armstrong performs regularly in the greatest concert halls (Musikverein, Vienna; Concertgebouw, Amsterdam; Royal Festival Hall, London; Phiharmonie, Berlin; Laeiszhalle, Hamburg; Philharmonie, Cologne; NHK Auditorium, Tokyo; Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels), playing with such outstanding directors as Riccardo Chailly, Christoph von Dohnányi, Manfred Honeck, Kent Nagano, Jonathan Nott and Esa-Pekka Salonen. [4] Armstrong has received six Morton Gould Young Composer Awards from the ASCAP Foundation in New York,[23] for Struwwelpeter: Character Pieces for viola and piano. Michael Church on the many talents of a piano prodigy who has come of age [3] He displayed interest in sciences, languages and mathematics. Kit Armstrong (piano) Byrd: Hughe Ashton's Ground. The second album is one in which Armstrong played several of Liszt's symphonic scenery pieces. Adagio. Liszt is the favourite composer of the young prodigy, a disciple of Alfred Brendel. 81. On the Artist. I want my interpretation to be the result of my fingers on the piano, rather than of computer processing afterward.”, Kit Armstrong in Rehearsal with the Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg, In den Opern Passagen Glockengasse 6 50667 Köln +49 - 221 - 987 428 110, Grünstraße 15 - im stilwerk 40212 Düsseldorf 0211 - 247 95 -160, Reichsstraße 1 42275 Wuppertal +49 - 202 - 594 63 3, Hindenburgstraße 50-52 45127 Essen +49 - 201 - 233 2-46, Hansastraße 7–11 44137 Dortmund +49 - 231 - 141 07 5, Eschersheimer Landstr. Kit Armstrong, piano. Armstrong was born in Los Angeles into a non-musical family. An extraordinary piano virtuoso, a mathematical genius, a unique composer – Kit Armstrong is in all ways one of a kind, and the intimate chamber concert with the American super-talent is going to be a spectacular encounter with a rare personality. His compositions include one symphony, five concertos, six quintets, seven quartets, two trios, five duos, and 21 solo pieces. X. Vivace. In 2001, Armstrong received a $10,000 Davidson Fellows Scholarship from the Davidson Institute for Talent Development. Allegro con spiritu. Few musicians epitomize the term of the ‘exceptional artist’ better than Kit Armstrong. While in high school, he studied physics at California State University, Long Beach, and music composition at Chapman University.[6]. [28], In September 2008, Armstrong recorded Bach, Liszt and Mozart for Plushmusic.tv. In parallel, he studied pure mathematics at the Imperial College London (2004–2008). “And in recent years, I have experienced many such moments while playing on C. Bechstein grand pianos.” He might have given this statement looking back on the concert he gave during the “Year of Liszt” in 2011 in Weimar, playing the composer’s former Bechstein grand piano. Kit Armstrong loves the inspiration that comes from his audience: “A concert and the act of performing are, for me, the point of origin for every interpretation. Kit Armstrong’s 2016 recital in Amsterdam Concertgebouw, featuring music by William Byrd, Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck, John Bull, and Johann Sebastian Bach was recorded as a DVD and released by Unitel. “As a pianist, I am always looking for sounds that cannot be forgotten,” said Kit Armstrong. [31], On September 27, 2013, Sony Music Entertainment released Kit Armstrong's album "Bach, Ligeti, Armstrong". And when I am recording, I try to play as though I were giving a concert. [4] At the age of 5, and without access to a piano, he taught himself musical composition by reading an abridged encyclopedia. Kit Armstrong performs as a soloist with some of the world’s most famous orchestras while maintaining an active career as a recitalist and composer. In this riveting piano version of the Prelude and Fugue BWV 849, former prodigy Kit Armstrong, who is fast emerging as one of the most interesting young pianists of our time, perfectly captures restrained melancholy in the prelude and crystalline clarity in the fugue.