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Markus Groh



Biography

Within a little more than a decade German born pianist Markus Groh has established himself as one of the most sought after and most versatile pianists of his generation after having won the 1st prize in the prestigious Queen Elisabeth Competition Brussels in Belgium 1995. His worldwide concert activities include performances with the London Symphony, the New York Philharmonic, the Philadelphia Orchestra, the National Symphony Washington D.C., the San Francisco Symphony, the New Japan Philharmonic and the St. Petersburg Philharmonic under such distinguished conductors as Ivan Fischer, Neeme Jaervi, Fabio Luisi, Kent Nagano or Jonathan Nott. His first SACD Solo recording features the b minor Sonata, the Fantasy and Fugue on B-A-C-H and the "Totentanz" of Franz Liszt and received outstanding reviews in major newspapers (The Times, FAZ, among others) as well as in major music magazines including critic's awards like "Editor's Choice" (Gramophone Magazine, U.K.),"Recording of the month" (Musicweb International, USA), "Supersonic Award" (Pizzicato, Luxemburg), "6 of 6 points" (Piano News, Germany). A second all-Brahms SACD will be published this spring.
Markus Groh