Stefan Litwin
born 1960 in Mexico City, studied piano, interpretation and composition in the United States and Switzerland. 

Solo recitals and performances with renowned orchestras and conductors, incl. Christoph von Dohnányi, Michael Gielen, and Marek Janowski.

Chamber Music
with Irvine Arditti, Kolja Blacher, Eduard Brunner,  Bruno Canino, Manuel Fischer-Dieskau, Alban Gerhardt, Ib Hausmann, Aurèle Nicolet, Michael Riessler,  Gustav Rivinius,  Christian Tetzlaff,  Jörg Widmann, the Arditti-, Danel-, LaSalle-, Minguet -, Pellegrini Quartets, and Ensemble Resonanz.

Lecture Recitals
on numerous topics, including music by Beethoven, Ives, Nono, Sch0enberg, Schubert, and Schumann.n

with Claudia Barainsky, David Cordier, Rosemary Hardy, Henry Herford, Roland Hermann, Salome Kammer, Gisela May, David Moss, Sebastian Noack, and Yaron Windmüller.

New Music
Collaboration with composers Luciano Berio,  Herbert Brün, Michael Gielen, Alexander Goehr, Johannes Kalitzke, Jonathan Kramer, Luigi Nono, Frederic Rzewski, Mathias Spahlinger, Jörg Widmann, Jürg Wyttenbach, and Hans Zender.

Litwin’s compositions include pieces for piano, orchestra and larger ensembles, as well as chamber and vocal music. In many cases his works focus on socio-political issues, whereby the ability to remember (as in ars memoria) is given an essential role.

Television and radio productions in Europe and the United States. CD recordings for Deutsche Grammophon, Auvidis/Montaigne, Arte Nova telos, Cala records, cpo, col legno, hänssler.

»His playing of Beethoven is a revelation that need not fear comparison with Rattle's ›Pastoral‹ of  last week, whose primary characteristics – the exploration of historical performance practice and the fusion of a thoroughly calculated artistic statement with the (seeming) spontaneity of the moment – also define Litwin's playing: staccato playing, transparent sound, and the balance of registers with a crisp, rhythmically vibrant bass, take us to the present directly from the forte-piano of Beethoven's era.

One can almost believe Beethoven himself were sitting at the piano, so fresh and improvisational does Litwin’s playing sound.«

Der Tagesspiegel, Berlin



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