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    Internationale Musikbegegnungsstätte Haus Marteau
    Lobensteiner Str. 4
    95192 Lichtenberg
    Tel: (0 92 88) 6495


    Ludwigstraße 20
    95444 Bayreuth
    Tel: (09 21) 604-1608
    Fax: (09 21) 604-1606

    Künstlerischer Leiter
    Prof. Christoph Adt
    Schubertstraße 4
    90491 Nürnberg

    Dr. Ulrich Wirz
    Ludwigstraße 20
    95444 Bayreuth

    Prof. Rolf Plagge

    Rolf Plagge received his first piano lessons at the age of six. As a student, he took lessons with renowned teachers such as Peter-Jürgen Hofer and after high school he attended classes with Vitaly Margulis in Freiburg. This laid the foundation for his sophisticated technique and opened up the whole range of Russian piano literature to him. In 1981, he continued his studies with Paul Badura-Skoda at the Vienna Music Academy. With the help of a foreign scholarship, he joined the class of Gyorgy Sandor at the Juilliard School of Music in New York in 1983. In 1991, Plagge graduated from the class of Karl-Heinz Kämmerling at the Musikhochschule Hannover with his soloist exam.
    Rolf Plagge has won many international competitions. In 1990 he was the first German pianist to win the Moscow Tchaikovsky Competition. He is regularly invited to join international juries and holds master classes both in Germany and abroad.
    His CD recordings are dedicated in part to very little known repertoire, such as the second piano concerto by Hans-Werner Henze. He also takes an unusual approach to the complete piano works of Karol Szymanowski and Felix Woyrsch. Even in the field of chamber music, Plagge dedicates himself primarily to the violin repertoire of the Classical and Romantic eras. Besides his work as a soloist with German and international orchestras, including the Thüringen State symphony orchestra, Bochum Symphony, Salt Lake City Symphony Orchestra, Israel Sinfonietta, Orchestre National de Belgique, he has built a successful international career as a piano duo, "Queen Elizabeth", with his piano partner Wolfgang Manz since 1988.
    Since 1991, Plagge has been a professor at the Salzburg Mozarteum University. The intensive teaching of traditional German pianist and educational culture is particularly close to his heart.

    (photo: Fotostudio August Salzburg)




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