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by Luca Cossettini

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“A pied piper on the piano…music that comes straight from the heart, the brain and the fingertips”. So is how a review defines Markus Schirmer, an Austrian pianist worldwide acclaimed by the audience for his charismatic musicianship and his ability to tell vivid stories with the instrument. His worship for Schubert is equal to his attraction for the exploration of new territories. Chamber music plays a key role in his intense concert activity, as well as his mission as a teacher and as a real "talent scout". Hence, for his comeback at Fazioli Concert Hall, he suggested playing in duo with the young Jevgēnijs Čepoveckis, Latvian violinist, winner of many national and international competitions for violin and composition. Čepoveckis studied at the Vienna Conservatory and Graz University with Boris Kuschnir; he furthered his studies with Julian Rachlin and the Michelangelo Quartet and was a scholar of the International Academy of Music in Liechtenstein. Čepoveckis and Schirmer share the same passion for the classic repertoire (that finds his symbol in Schubert) and the love for the rediscovery of unpublished or little performed chamber masterpieces.

Jevgēnijs Čepoveckis demonstrates not only excellent technical and musical qualities as a soloist but also early maturity as a composer
Kronen Zeitung

The pure virtuosity of Schirmer is accompanied by intellectual analysis, which sets him apart from many of the biggest names. Expressing the inner value of the music is infinitely more important to him than excessive demonstration of skill.
Markus Rubow,

FRANZ SCHUBERT (Vienna, 1797-1828)
Sonatina in la minore, op. 137 n. 2, D.385
Allegro moderato
Menuetto. Allegro. Trio
Allegro (la minore)

Sonatina in re maggiore, op. 137 n. 1, D.384
Allegro molto
Allegro vivace

Sonata n. 4 in la maggiore, op. post. 162, D.574
“Gran Duo”
Allegro moderato
Scherzo. Presto. Trio
Allegro vivace

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