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    Haus Marteau auf Reisen

    Musikzauber Franken



    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

    Dr. Ulrich Wirz
    Ludwigstraße 20
    95444 Bayreuth

    Prof. Christoph Sischka

    For Christoph Sischka, studying with Johan van Beek was artistically formative. After teaching at the Music School in Trossingen, in 2002 he was appointed as professor at the Music School in Freiburg i. Br. Since 2007 he has also led the newly founded Freiburg Academy for particularly talented students at the Music School in Freiburg.

    Eriko Takezawa and Christoph Sischka were members of a piano ensemble before they founded the piano duo Takezawa-Sischka in 1995. In the subsequent years they won prizes in five international piano duo competitions in Japan, Italy and the Czech Republic. Invitations to festivals and concert tours have led the duo to Taiwan, Japan, Korea, Israel, Egypt, to numerous east European (Ukraine, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Bulgaria) and west European countries. Eleven CD recordings for Ars, Bayer-Records and Gega New received recommendations in FonoForum, Piano News, Der Spiegel and Rondo amongst others.
    The Japanese trade magazine “Klaviatur” carried literature recommendations of the duo in 39 editions between 2001 and 2008. In their private collection of sheet music there are over 1800 multiple-hand piano compositions as well as 700 sound recordings of this genre. Delights for music scholars (e.g. on the occasion of the introduction of the library of the Lords of Fürstenberg in Donaueschingen acquired by the state of Baden Württemberg, which in cooperation with the state library of Baden amongst others led to the recording of four-handed works of J.W. Kalliwodas), unusual programme conception (Carmen – George Bizet and his works) and the search for worthwhile rarities (e.g. a concert for two pianos attributed to both J. Haydn as well as J. A. Steffan) complement the well-known standard works for one or two pianos in the duo’s concert programme. In the piano ensembles Piano4te and The 12 Pianists multiple-handed piano-playing is further cultivated, an adaptation by Sischka for 12 pianists at a single grand piano led to an entry in the Guinness Book of Records in 2002. Those who doubt it can watch the video on the Internet as proof. Many of these activities benefited the international piano duo festival in Bad Herrenalb which was initiated by Christoph Sischka in 2000, and of which he is artistic director.

    Photo: Hochschule für Musik Freiburg, Ramon Schneeweiß




    2008 Bezirk Oberfranken