Aaron Pilsan

"I love C. Bechstein instruments because they are both vocal and transparent in sound. They are unique in this respect and that's why I enjoy playing C. Bechstein in my concerts so much."

Aaron Pilsan


Aaron Pilsan is one of Europe's most promising young pianists. Named Best Young Artist of 2011 by the influential German magazine Fono Forum, he was included in the European Concert Hall Organization's (ECHO) "Rising Stars" series in 2014, earning invitations to Europe's most prestigious concert halls.

Aaron Pilsan is a regularly invited to leading festivals, including the Menuhin Festival Gstaad, Schubertiade, Schwetzinger Festspiele, Bregenz Festival and Musikfest Bremen, Klavierfestival Ruhr, Mozartfest Würzburg and Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, and Kissinger Sommer, to name a few. He has thrilled audiences on Europe's most important concert stages such as the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, the Palais des Beaux Arts in Brussels, the Boulez Saal Berlin and the Vienna Konzerthaus, the Philharmonie de Paris and the Philharmonie Luxembourg.

A passionate chamber musician, Aaron Pilsan performs with artists such as Kian Soltani, Isabelle Faust, Sharon Kam, the Szymanowski Quartet and the Quartetto di Cremona. In addition to his highly acclaimed interpretations of the classical and romantic repertoire, Aaron also devotes himself to contemporary music with great musical sensitivity and regularly collaborates with composers such as Jörg Widmann and Thomas Larcher. He recently gave the world premiere of a work for cello and piano by Persian composer Reza Vali at Berlin's Pierre Boulez Hall.

Born in 1995 in Dornbirn, Austria, Aaron Pilsan began playing the piano at the age of five. He studied with Karl Heinz Kämmerling at the Mozarteum Salzburg and currently with Lars Vogt in Hannover. Aaron Pilsan was supported by the Carl Bechstein Foundation, is a scholarship holder of the Mozart Gesellschaft Dortmund and was awarded the Förderpreis Deutschlandfunk in August 2017.

Aaron Pilsan records for the renowned French label Alpha Classics. You can find his discography here.

Photos @ Harald Hoffmann and Gregor Willmes

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