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TUESDAY MAR 11, 07:30 PM

++ PLEASE NOTE: This event is FULLY BOOKED ++

Vienna-based Turkish pianist Seda Röder performs pieces from her new album Black and White Statements—The Austrian Sound of Piano Today which features 12 Austrian miniatures for piano. Röder will give the U.S. premieres of works by Klaus Ager, Bernd Richard Deutsch, Johanna Doderer, Karl Heinz Essl, Bernhard Gal, Herbert Grassl, Alexandra Karastoyanova-Hermentin, Rupert Huber, Manuela Kerer, Katharina Klement, Matthias Kranebitter, and Bruno Strobl.

This concert is part of the Austrian Cultural Forum’s series of events within the framework of Carnegie Hall's Vienna: City of Dreams (carnegiehall.org/viennafestival.


Karlheinz Essl – Take the C Train (US Premiere)
Alexandra Karastoyanova-Hermentin – Lintarys (US Premiere)
Rupert Huber – TEARDROPS IIa (US Premiere)
Bernd Richard Deutsch – Aura (US Premiere)
Katharina Klement – tatsächlich ohne Ausdruck (US Premiere)
Matthias Kranebitter – 3 nihilistische Etüden über eine Liebe der Musikindustrie (US Premiere)
Bruno Strobl – turn-offs (US Premiere)
Johanna Doderer – Liszten to... Totentanz (US Premiere)
Manuela Kerer – dla rajun (US Premiere)
Klaus Ager – Schatten, verschwindend für Klavier solo op. 99 (US Premiere)
Herbert Grassl – Intermezzo:Sehnsucht (US Premiere)
Bernhard Gál – Schwarzenberg (US Premiere)


Seda Röder is an adventurous musician with an artistic vision of “walking through life with open ears to discover fascinating sounds”. Her passion for exploring uncharted musical grounds and creating refreshing aural experiences for her audience make Ms. Röder one of the most engaging pianists of her generation.

Her insightfully curated concert programs and startling interpretations bring her acclaim as an artist with a remarkably deep understanding of the newest sonic developments in the classical world. ‘You are a master of avant-garde pianism!’ the legendary Alfred Brendel once remarked, impressed with Ms. Röder’s artistry. ‘Your dialogues with silence captivated me.’

With numerous world premieres and new compositions dedicated to her each year, Ms. Röder is devoted to promoting the music of our time. But moreover she is devoted to looking beyond the surface to create a deeper music experience for everyone who is eager to “walk through life with open ears”!

> More information: sedaroeder.com

This program has been supported by a Moon and Stars Project Grant from The American Turkish Society.


This event is part of the Austrian Cultural Forum's Vienna Complex Festival 2014. The ACFNY is partnering with New York’s Carnegie Hall to present the large-scale Vienna: City of Dreams festival in Spring 2014. The Austrian Cultural Forum opens the mind and senses to Vienna today. Building upon the vast artistic, intellectual, and cultural legacies of Vienna in 1900, the ACFNY explores the vibrant creative fabric of the ‘city of dreams’ in the 21st century with a festival of contemporary music, a symposium, a film series, and a major visual art exhibition titled “Vienna Complex.”

> More information: acfny.org/viennacomplex