Petra Somlai

The young Hungarian pianist Petra Somlai is a rising star. Ever since her brilliant victory at the competition of the MAfestival in Bruges in 2010 this keyboard virtuoso has been uninterruptedly enjoying splendid bookings and high acclaim. AMUZ lets this remarkable talent prove her mettle with fantasia pieces by C.P.E. Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Moscheles, Mendelssohn and Hummel. 

In baroque and classical music freely composed fantasias were popular works for keyboard. With the principal theme as a solid foundation there were lots of opportunities for exuberant variations in various colours, styles and characters! Somlai brings these improvisational scores – all by composers who lived in Vienna at some point – on two historical fortepianos: a classical model with five octaves and a later type with six and a half.

Petra Somlai, fortepiano

Work by Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Ludwig van Beethoven, Felix Mendelssohn, Johann Nepomuk Hummel and Ignaz Moscheles