"A wonderful occasion with a super instrument."
Not later than his winning the Beethoven Competition in Bonn 2005 it has been clear that Henri Sigfridsson is considered one of the most impressive pianists of the younger generation. Already with second prize and the Public's Prize at the Concours Geza Anda 2000 it was clear what musical potential was imbued in the Finn born in 1974. Even before these distinctions Sigfridsson had participated successfully in many competions: In 1994 he received first prize at the International Franz Liszt Competition in Weimar, in 1995 first prize at the great Skandinavian competition The Nordic Soloist Competition. Sigfridsson studied at a conservatory in the Finnish city of Turku and at the Sibelius Akademy in Helsinki. He perfected his art with Pavel Gililov in Cologne and Lazar Berman in Weimar. Since 1995, Henri Sigfrisson has not only been experienced in concert in Europe, but also in Japan and the USA. Since 2010 he has been a professor at the music academy Hans Eisler in Berlin. "A wonderful occasion with a super instrument," Henri Sigfridsson said after a C. Bechstein Piano Evening
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