7 HANßEN Knut

age 24

Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln 2009–2017
Hochschule für Musik und Theater München 2013–2017
Robert Schumann Hochschule Düsseldorf 2003–2009

Knut Hanßen (born 25 November 1992, Germany) is presently undertaking two post-graduate degrees in piano. He is studying with Sheila Arnold for the Concert Examination degree at the Cologne University of Music and Performing Arts and attending the masterclass with Wolfram Schmitt-Leonardy at the University of Music and Performing Arts Munich. Most recently, he was appointed a faculty member at the Cologne Conservatory. He has won several piano competitions, among them the Jeunesses International Piano Competition Dinu Lipatti 2016 in Romania. Performances have taken him to various cities in Germany and other parts of Europe.


First round

J. S. BACH Prelude and Fugue in D major (WTK I)
CHOPIN Etude in B minor op. 25/10
RACHMANINOFF Etude-tableau in F-sharp minor op. 39/3
NIKOLAI KAPUSTIN Concert Etude, op. 40/5 ”Raillery” (1984)
BEETHOVEN Sonata no. 18 in E-flat major op. 31/3
LOWELL LIEBERMANN Gargoyles op. 29 (1989)

Second round

SAARIAHO Arabesques et adages
SIBELIUS Bagatelles op. 97: Humoreske I, Lied, Kleiner Walzer, Humoristischer Marsch, Impromptu, Humoreske II
SCHUMANN Humoreske op. 20
DEBUSSY Images I: I Reflets dans l’eau, II Hommage à Rameau, III Mouvement


SCHUMANN Piano Quintet op. 44
BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto no. 5 op. 73

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comissioned work by Outi Tarkiainen

The commissioned work for the competition was composed by Outi Tarkiainen. Competitors may, in the second round, alternatively improvise on a theme. The theme is issued 20 minutes before performance.

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