CMC Presents Moritz Ernst, piano

Thursday, October 8, 2015
Event Title: CMC Presents Moritz Ernst, piano
  • Region: 7
  • Venue / Location: Canadian Music Centre, 20 St. Joseph St., Toronto, ON, M4Y 1J9
  • Time: 7:30pm
  • Price: $20 / $15 CMC Members/Arts Workers
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Thursday, October 8, 2015
7:30 pm

CMC Presents
Moritz Ernst, piano

German pianist Moritz Ernst performs virtuoso music by Canadian composers including Sandeep Bhagwati, Anna Höstman Jimmie LeBlanc and Walter Boudreau's mammoth Les Planètes.

$20 Regular Admission
$15 CMC Members/Arts Workers

Canadian Music Centre
20 St. Joseph St.
Toronto, ON M4Y 1J9

Moritz Erst Biography:

Born in Ostwestfalen, Germany, Moritz Ernst began playing the piano at the age of five. After graduating from high school at the early age of 16, he continued his piano studies in 2002 at the Detmolder Musikhochschule where he also studied musicology.

In 2003 he became a private student of the well-known professor for piano, Peter Feuchtwanger. Shortly thereafter his concert activities were launched with regular performances in Europe and abroad.
Ernst continued his piano studies with Jean-Jacques Dünki, and harpsichord with Prof Jörg-Andreas Bötticher at the Schola Cantorum in Basel, Switzerland, thereafter launching his simultaneous career as a harpsichordist.

Moritz Ernst is presently performing as pianist, harpsichordist and chamber musician performing a wide range of repertoire from baroque to contemporary music. Concerts include appearances in Germany at the Piano Festival (Feuchtwangen), the Lake Constance Festival, the Beethoven Festival (Bonn), and appearances in England, France, Italy, Austria, Sweden, Romania, Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Switzerland and Russia (St. Petersburg Sound Ways Festival). He has also held master classes at the Musikhochschule in Stuttgart, Germany, and at The Royal Music Academy in Malmö, Sweden.

Music of the 20th and 21st century is especially dear to his heart. Ernst has premiered several works as well as collaborating closely with composers such as Eötvös, Pelzel, Winkler, Bhagwati, Wohlhauser, Olofsson, Maros and others—some of whom have dedicated works to him.

The international press has highly acclaimed Moritz Ernst for his superb recording of music by Sir Malcolm Arnold: The Classical Music Magazine granted him their highest rating, and Gramophone praised his sparkling and stimulating rendition of Arnold’s music. In addition, Ernst has performed for international radio stations such as DRS2 (Zurich), Radio Luxembourg, SR (Radio of the Saarland), DeutschlandRadio Kultur, Deutschlandfunk and BBC London.

You can hear samples of Ernst's playing through his soundcloud page.