Peter Feuchtwanger
Society e.V.


The Peter Feuchtwanger Society was founded in 2018 in memory of Prof. Peter Feuchtwanger - pianists, pedagogue and composer who mentored and worked with many of the world's leading concert pianists, such as Martha Argerich or Shura Cherkassky. He was an adjudicator at many international piano competitions and acted as Vice President of the UK branch of EPTA (European Piano Teachers Association). He held part-time professorships at the Mozarteum Salzburg, the Musikhochschulen in Karlsruhe and Basel, and was a visiting professor at the Yehudi Menuhin School in England.

The Peter Feuchtwanger Society intends to disseminate and develop Prof. Feuchtwanger's instrumental pedagogical concept, and to promote his compositions in performances and publications. It organises the annual Feuchtwanger Piano Symposium - a two-day event of lectures, workshops and a concert. It also establishes an archive in order to support musicological and pedagogical research projects related to the work of Prof. Feuchtwanger.


Symposium


For almost 30 years, Prof. Feuchtwanger conducted a master class every spring in the city of Feuchtwangen, Germany. Since 2016, the Peter Feuchtwanger Society has been continuing this tradition by organising the Feuchtwanger Piano Symposium. This two-day event consists of various elements:

  • Lectures on interpretation, repertoire analysis and historical performance practice - as taught by Peter Feuchtwanger

  • Practical workshops on physiological aspects of piano technicque, including Feuchtwanger's Piano Exercises (conducted by former assistants of Prof. Feuchtwanger)

  • Lectures on more recent research and teaching experiences related to Feuchtwanger's work

Due to government regulations during the Covid-19 crisis, the next edition of the Feuchtwanger Klaviersymposium has to be postponed to a later date this year. We hope to be able to announce the exact dates in late April 2021.

This year we will add the possibility to follow and participate in the lectures and discussions via an online access. The exact details will published closer to the event.

For more detailed information on the symposium, please refer to the paragraph below (currently only in German). Or do get in touch via email:

Archive


The Peter Feuchtwanger Archive wants to support research projects and publications on the work and life of Peter Feuchtwanger. The aim is to set up a publicly accessible reference inventory as well as a digital inventory that is made available online.

The archive wants to enable and support:

  • Research & publications on Peter Feuchtwanger’s “Piano Exercises for Curing Playing Related Disorders and for Acquiring a Functional and Natural Approach to Piano Playing” (read about the exercises in his own words here)

  • Publication of sheet music material with detailed notations and examples of fingerings

  • Research & publication of Feuchtwangers unpublished compositions

  • Research & publications on the life Peter Feuchtwanger

Due to the large amount of material, the Peter Feuchtwanger Archive is still under construction. It will take a few more months before we can publish more detailed information.

If you want to be among the first to get notified, please write to us here:

Peter Feuchtwanger


Born in Munich, Germany, Peter Feuchtwanger studied piano with (amongst others) Edwin Fischer and Walter Gieseking; composition with Hans Heimler; and Indian and Arabic music and philosophy with Nazir Jairazbhoy and Dr. Arnold Bake. He gave up an early successful career as a pianist in order to devote himself to composing and teaching.

His greatest musical influence came through his encounter with the Rumanian pianist, Clara Haskil. He has made intensive studies in the bel canto tradition of the golden age of singing.

Peter Feuchtwanger received international recognition as a composer with his Variation on an Eastern Folk Tune (Books 1 and 2), which won 1st prize at the International Viotti Composition Competition in 1959.

For more extended information on Peter Feuchtwanger - including photos, and several of his texts and essays - please refer to the multi-language website:
www.peter-feuchtwanger.de

Symposium


Traditionell findet das Feuchtwanger Klaviersymposium in der Woche nach Ostern im Sängermuseum Feuchtwangen statt. Leider müssen wir aufgrund der Regelungen in Bezug zur Corona-Krise auch im Jahr 2021 das Symposium verschieben. Die genauen Daten und Details werden wir hoffentlich Ende April 2021 bekanntgeben können.


TraditionProf. Peter Feuchtwanger (1930-2016) gab jahrzehntelang Meisterkurse für Klavier in vielen Ländern der Welt, so auch in Feuchtwangen. Feuchtwanger hatte eine besondere Beziehung zu dieser fränkischen Stadt, da aus ihr seine Vorfahren stammten. Von 1987 bis 2015 hielt er dort jährlichen einen Meisterkurs ab, in dem es um das Erlernen einer körpergerechten und natürlichen Klaviertechnik ging und die gesangliche Art des Klavierspiels im Vordergrund stand.
Im Andenken Feuchtwangers organisieren seit 2016 seine langjährigen Studenten ein Symposium mit Workshop, um Feuchtwangers Lehre weiter zu pflegen und an andere interessierte Pianisten, Klavierpädagogen, vor allem auch der jüngeren Generation, zu vermitteln.
Wir sind froh und dankbar, dass das Symposium von der Stadt Feuchtwangen unterstützt wird.

VorträgeIn den Vorträgen des Symposiums werden Themen wie Werkanalyse, Interpretation, historische Aufführungspraxis sowie Bewegungsanalyse nach dem Unterricht von Feuchtwanger diskutiert und erläutert.

Workshop „Klavierübungen“Ein täglicher Bestandteil des Symposiums werden Peter Feuchtangers „Klavierübungen zur Heilung physiologischer Spielstörungen und Erlernen einer funktionalen Klaviertechnik“ sein. Für mindestens 1 Stunde pro Tag werden sie unter Anleitung erfahrener Pädagogen gezeigt und ausprobiert. Das Ziel der Übungen ist es, neben einer natürlichen Spielweise und einem gesanglichen Umgang mit dem Klavier auch eine wirklich funktionale Klaviertechnik auszubauen.
Ergänzend werden Stunden in Alexandertechnik und Quigong angeboten.

ZielgruppeDas Symposium und der Workshop richten sich an BerufspianistInnen, KlavierpädagogInnen, Klavierenthusiasten, und natürlich allgemein an Musikinteressierte, die sich insbesondere für das Klavier interessieren.
Im Jahre 2020 möchten wir besonders junge Nachwuchspianisten/innen ab 14 Jahren ansprechen, um das Wissen Peter Feuchtwangers an die nächste Generation weiterzugeben.

DetailsOrt: Sängermuseum Feuchtwangen, Am Spittel 2-6, 91555 Feuchtwangen
Teilnahmegebühr für das gesamte Symposium & Workshop: 25 Euro (einheitlich)

Zeitplan 2021(Das Symposium muss leider auf einen späteren Zeitpunkt verschoben werden, die hier eigentlich geplanten Daten werden sobald möglich aktualisiert.)
Mit 07. April, 09:30-18:00 Uhr:
Symposium mit Vorträgen & Wokshops
Do 08. April, 10:00-16:00 Uhr:
Symposium mit Vorträgen & Wokshops
Do 08. April, 20 Uhr:
Abschlusskonzert in der Stadthalle „Kasten“, Am Kasten 2, 91555
Eintritt: 8/6 Euro (für Symposiumsteilnehmer frei)

AnmeldungZur Anmeldung und bei weiteren Fragen kontaktieren Sie bitte Frau Masako Kamikawa:

Contact


If you have any questions or need further information,
please do get in touch via email below.
Thank you very much.


Photos © Julio Torres, Stefan Blido and Peter Feuchtwanger Society

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Last updated January 2021.


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