Artist in Residence
With Emanuel Ax, the Gürzenich Orchestra welcomes one of the truly great pianists of our times as Artist in Residence! During the 2020/21 season he performs three concerts with the orchestra at Cologne’s Philharmonie – performances that feature the Piano Concerto No. 2 by Johannes Brahms, the composition »Drip Blip Sparkle Spin Glint Glide Glow Float Flop Chop Pop Shatter Splash« for orchestra and piano by Andrew Norman, and chamber music by Johannes Brahms and Robert Schumann.
Emanuel Ax, at home today in the USA, originally hails from the cultural melting pot of Central Europe. In his musical language, a Central European-Viennese accent can still be traced, which is why Ax is able to link to the tradition of German romanticism in a particularly vivid and impressive manner.