Stefan Vladar

Biography

Born: 1965; Vienna, Austria  
Stefan Vladar is a prominent Austrian pianist. Well before he reached the age of 30, he was the winner of a major competition, had appeared with many famous conductors and orchestras in Europe and America, and had made several important recordings. But like many successful pianists from the latter-twentieth century, he wanted to branch out into other areas: he first served as director of various musical events and then became a conductor. While Read more his choices in repertory have favored the German School -- especially as a conductor -- he has played various piano works by Dvorák, Bartók, Prokofiev, Stravinsky, and Gershwin. As a pianist Vladar has regularly performed as a recitalist, soloist, and chamber player and has recorded for major labels, including Sony, Naxos, Harmonia Mundi, Camerata, and Koch Classics.

Stefan Vladar was born in Vienna in 1962. He began piano lessons at the age of six and thereafter advanced quickly. In 1973 he enrolled at the Vienna Music Academy, where his most important teachers were Renate Kramer-Preisenhammer and Hans Petermandl.

In 1985 he became the youngest pianist ever to win first prize at the International Beethoven Competition in Vienna. Not surprisingly, his career had a meteoric ascent, as Vladar soon made appearances with the leading Viennese and European orchestras under the likes of Abbado, Ozawa, Marriner, Chailly, and others.

Soon Vladar's musical interests would extend into other areas: in 1988 he was appointed artistic director of the Neuberger Kulturtage (an annual festival/seminar event) in Styria, Austria, and in 1999 he became artistic director of a similar annual event held in Kremsmünster, known as the Upper Austrian Stiftskonzerte.

By the early '90s, Vladar had made a number of highly praised recordings, including the 1991 Brahms Piano Sonata No. 1 and Four Ballades for Sony. He had also launched a cycle of the Beethoven piano concertos by then for Naxos.

In 2002 Vladar accepted the appointment as chief conductor of the newly formed Grosses Orchester Graz, a post he held through 2006. During his tenure there he also led other major European orchestras, including the Stuttgart Philharmonic and the Vienna Chamber Orchestra. In recent years Vladar joined the faculty at Vienna's University of Music and Performing Arts as professor of piano. Among his later recordings is the 2006 CD of Schumann's Carnaval, Papillons, and Faschingsschwank on Harmonia Mundi. Read less
Schumann: Papillons; Carnaval; Faschingsschwank Aus Wien / Stefan Vladar
Release Date: 03/12/2013   Label: Harmonia Mundi  
Catalog: 1951890   Number of Discs: 1
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Chopin: Preludes Op 28, Ballades / Stefan Vladar
Release Date: 04/13/2004   Label: Harmonia Mundi  
Catalog: 905260   Number of Discs: 1
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Dvorak: String Quartet Op 96, Etc / Vladar, Jerusalem Sq
Release Date: 06/13/2006   Label: Harmonia Mundi  
Catalog: 901899   Number of Discs: 1
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Schumann: Carnaval, Papillons, Etc / Stefan Vladar
Release Date: 08/08/2006   Label: Harmonia Mundi  
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Biography

Born: 1965; Vienna, Austria  
Stefan Vladar is a prominent Austrian pianist. Well before he reached the age of 30, he was the winner of a major competition, had appeared with many famous conductors and orchestras in Europe and America, and had made several important recordings. But like many successful pianists from the latter-twentieth century, he wanted to branch out into other areas: he first served as director of various musical events and then became a conductor. While Read more
WORKS ALBUMS
TITLE/COMPOSER
LABEL
I. Allegro con brio
II. Largo
III. Rondo: Allegro scherzando
I. Allegro con brio
II. Adagio
III. Rondo: Molto allegro
I. Allegro
II. Adagio un poco mosso
III. Rondo: allegro
I. Allegro con brio
II. Largo
III. Rondo: Allegro
I. Allegro moderato
II. Andante con moto
III. Rondo: Vivace
I. Introduzione. Moderato dolce
II. Prestissimo
III. [Untitled]
IV. Presto
V. [Untitled]
VI. [Untitled]
VII. Semplice
VIII. [Untitled]
IX. Prestissimo
X. Vivo
XI. [Untitled]
XII. Finale
I. Préambule. Quasi maestoso
II. Pierrot. Moderato
III. Arlequin. Vivo
IV. Valse noble. Un poco maestoso
V. Eusebius. Adagio
VI. Florestan. Passionato
VII. Coquette. Vivo
VIII. Réplique. L'istesso tempo
IX. Papillons. Prestissimo
X. A.S.C.H.-S.C.H.A. Presto
XI. Chiarina. Passionato
XII. Chopin. Agitato
XIII. Estrella. Con affetto
XIV. Reconnaissance. Animato
XV. Pantalon et Colombine. Presto
XVI. Valse allemande. Molto vivace
XVII. Paganini. Intermezzo, Presto
XVIII. Aveu. Passionato
XIX. Promenade. Comodo
XX. Pause. Vivo
XXI. Marche des Davidsbündler contre les Philistins. Non allegro
I. Allegro. Sehr lebhaft
II. Romanze. Ziemlich langsam
III. Scherzino
IV. Intermezzo. Mit größter Energie
V. Finale. Höchst lebhaft
I. Allegro con brio
II. Largo
III. Rondo: Allegro
I. Allegro moderato
II. Andante con moto
III. Rondo: Vivace
I. Allegro
II. Adagio un poco mosso
III. Rondo: allegro
I. Allegro maestoso
II. Andante
III. Allegro vivace assai
I. Allegro
II. Larghetto
III. Allegretto
I. Introduzione. Moderato dolce
II. Prestissimo
III. [Untitled]
IV. Presto
V. [Untitled]
VI. [Untitled]
VII. Semplice
VIII. [Untitled]
IX. Prestissimo
X. Vivo
XI. [Untitled]
XII. Finale
I. Préambule. Quasi maestoso
II. Pierrot. Moderato
III. Arlequin. Vivo
IV. Valse noble. Un poco maestoso
V. Eusebius. Adagio
VI. Florestan. Passionato
VII. Coquette. Vivo
VIII. Réplique. L'istesso tempo
IX. Papillons. Prestissimo
X. A.S.C.H.-S.C.H.A. Presto
XI. Chiarina. Passionato
XII. Chopin. Agitato
XIII. Estrella. Con affetto
XIV. Reconnaissance. Animato
XV. Pantalon et Colombine. Presto
XVI. Valse allemande. Molto vivace
XVII. Paganini. Intermezzo, Presto
XVIII. Aveu. Passionato
XIX. Promenade. Comodo
XX. Pause. Vivo
XXI. Marche des Davidsbündler contre les Philistins. Non allegro
I. Allegro. Sehr lebhaft
II. Romanze. Ziemlich langsam
III. Scherzino
IV. Intermezzo. Mit größter Energie
V. Finale. Höchst lebhaft
Quintette avec piano, Op. 81, B. 55: I. Allegro, ma non troppo
Quintette avec piano, Op. 81, B. 55: II. Dumka. Andante con moto
Quintette avec piano, Op. 81, B. 55: IV. Finale. Allegro
Quintette avec piano, Op. 81, B. 55
I. Allegro moderato
II. Andante con moto
III. Rondo: Vivace
I. Allegro
II. Adagio un poco mosso
III. Rondo: Allegro
I. Allegro con brio
II. Adagio un poco mosso -
III. Rondo: Molto allegro
Thema: Andante
Variation 1: Un poco piu vivo
Variation 2
Anhang Variation 1
Anhang Variation 2
Etude 3: Vivace
Variation 3
Variation 4
Anhang Variation 3
Variation 5
Anhang Variation 4
Variation 6: Allegro molto
Variation 7
Etude 9: Presto possibile
Anhang Variation 5
Variation 8
Variation 9: Con espressione
Finale: Allegro brillante
I. Allegro con brio
II. Largo
III. Rondo: Allegro
I. Allegro con brio
II. Adagio
III. Rondo: Molto allegro
I. Allegro
II. Adagio un poco mosso
III. Rondo: allegro


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