Christopher Atzinger - Piano Solo

Sunday February 17, 2019 @ 15h00
Christopher Atzinger, piano. Works by Beethoven, Paine and Brahms (program details)
Praised in Gramophone for his “abundant energy, powerful fingers, big sound and natural musicality,” and in the San Francisco Chronicle for his “fervency and panache”, pianist Christopher Atzinger has performed throughout Europe and North America, highlighted by concerts at Carnegie Hall (Weill), Salle Cortot, St. Martins-in-the-Fields, the American Academy in Rome, and the Smithsonian Museum of American Art. In addition to live performances broadcast on WFMT (Chicago), WJR (Detroit), KPAC (San Antonio), WXEL (West Palm Beach), WUOL (Louisville), WGTE (Toledo) and WFCR (New England), his artistry has been heard on American Public Media’s Performance Today, and on Minnesota, Wisconsin, South Dakota, and Vermont Public Radio. Mr. Atzinger has performed at the Banff, Brevard, Chautauqua, Mendocino and Bridge music festivals, lectured at the Juilliard School and Berklee College of Music, and has given masterclasses across the country. As a medalist of the New Orleans, San Antonio, Cincinnati, Shreveport, and Seattle International Piano Competitions, Atzinger has been praised by critics for his “personal interpretive vision” and “virtuoso aplomb”. He is also winner of the National Federation of Music Clubs Artist Competition, the Simone Belsky Piano Competition, and the Premio Città di Ispica prize at the IBLA Grand Prize Competition in Ragusa-Ibla, Italy in addition to receiving a McKnight Fellowship for Performing Artists. He has recorded for Naxos, Centaur, and MSR Classics, and his sixth commercial recording, featuring piano works of John Knowles Paine, will be released in 2019 on the Delos label.
More information at
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)  Piano Sonata in F Major, Op. 54    
                                     I. In Tempo di Menuetto    
                                    II. Allegretto

John Knowles Paine (1839-1906)

                                    Romance, Op. 39 
                                    Romance, Op. 12
                                    Nocturne, Op. 45 

Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)  Sieben Fantasien, Op. 116     
                                 I. Capriccio in D minor      
                                II. Intermezzo in A minor
                               III. Capriccio in G minor 
                               IV. Intermezzo in E major
                                V. Intermezzo in E minor
                               VI. Intermezzo in E major
                              VII. Capriccio in D minor