News & Media Appearances
International Piano - September 30, 2021 - BURKARD
SCHLIESSMANN: "Multifaceted musician"
International Piano - September 30, 2021
AT THE HEART OF THE PIANO - Core repertoire from Bach to
PLUMBING THE DEPHTS - Combining the life of a pianist and
KEYBOARD ARABESQUES - Delving into Schumann's literary
Burkard Schliessmann - a portrait from Owen Mortimer,
Hugo Shirley and Colin Clarke.
In an exclusive 8-pages
digimag, presented from
International Piano, UK.
digimag can be downloaded
PIANIST - 2021 No. 3 - BURKARD
SCHLIESSMANN: 'Cover Artist' - "Ecstasy and Intellect"
PIANIST - issue 2021 No. 3
Burkard Schliessmann is not only an exceptional pianist he
is also is a professional scuba diver and serves as an ambassador for the
"Protecting of Our Ocean Planet" program of the AWARE Foundation. The world
under water has a profound influence on his interpretations and his general
ideas on music making as a way of transcending the materiality into absolute
aesthetics. Now he presents 3 CD's with memorable recordings from his early
In a 4-pages interview - "Ecstasy and Intellect" - with
Eric Schoones, Editor-in-Chief of
PIANIST, Schliessmann talks about his interpretations.
interview can be downloaded
At the Heart of
the Piano - Divine Art, dda 21373; presentation in Francfort/Main, Germany
October 18, 2021
- Virtuoso German
pianist Burkard Schliessmann will increase his representation in the Divine
Art catalogue with a new triple CD/digital album entitled 'At the Heart of
the Piano'. The album consists partly of items from CDs previously issued by
Bayer (nla) and new tracks not previously released. This issue follows
Schliessmann's two critically-acclaimed and award-winning SACD albums of
music by Bach and Chopin, and precedes his new recording of works by
Schumann, delayed from 2020 due to the Covid lockdown.
A special 3-CD / triple digital album of great Romantic works by one of the world's most accomplished pianists specialising in works of that era. These stunning performances of Busoni's Chaconne (after J S Bach) and Berg's Sonata are receiving their first release; the other tracks were previously issued (on CD only, not digitally ) by Bayer and have been newly remastered.
Schliessmann is a unique interpreter, never afraid to find a new expression and always searching for the heart of the music and the composer's inspiration.
On their initial release these recordings attracted great accolades: American Record Guide said :
"The best pianist I know at entering the world and expressing the awareness of the German romantics. There is something personal and unique about Schliessmann's Schumann. It does not sound like anyone else's. He is better than any other pianist I have heard."
High Performance Review said of his Scriabin: "This is the most imaginative
playing one has heard yet - on the level of Richter, Michelangeli, Wild,
Gould - the highest order of artistry."
Schliessmann presents this 3 CD-Edition at an event in a prominent and
exclusive place, the
'Villa Bonn' in Siesmayerstrasse in
Burkard Schliessmann will perform works from Bach,
Schumann and Chopin and will be in discussion with Eric Schoones,
PIANIST. The interview will be released in edition September/October
from PIANIST and Burkard Schliessmann will be presented as 'Cover-Artist'.
The event is
exclusively sponsored by
Source For Alpha AG
At the Heart of
the Piano - Divine Art, dda 21373 (distr.: NAXOS Intl.)
September, 10, 2021
- Virtuoso German pianist Burkard Schliessmann will increase
his representation in the Divine Art catalogue with a new triple CD/digital
album entitled 'At the Heart of the Piano'. The album consists partly of
items from CDs previously issued by Bayer (nla) and new tracks not
previously released. This issue follows Schliessmann's two
critically-acclaimed and award-winning SACD albums of music by Bach and
Chopin, and precedes his new recording of works by Schumann, delayed from
2020 due to the Covid lockdown.
Burkard Schliessmann perfectly
embodies musical Romanticism in his exceptionally expressive approach, never
'smoothing out' textures and rhythms in what can be very troubled and
dramatic music, but instead searching for that music's soul - it's heart.
Also a fine organist, professional scuba diver and owner of show-winning
pedigree Maine Coon cats, he attracts awards at every turn including the
Goethe-Plakette of the city of Frankfurt-am-Main; Classical Finalist 2019
International Acoustic Music Awards; 2 Gold Medals in the 2018 Global Music
Awards; 3 Silver Medals in both the 2017 and 2018 Global Music Awards.
Schliessmann is a Steinway Artist, recording and performing on his own Model
D concert grand.