Ben Schoeman is regarded as one of South Africa’s foremost pianists. Having won all the national competitions he put paid to his growing reputation by winning the coveted first prize in the 2009 UNISA
International Piano Competition. Proving it was no fluk, he also won the first prize in the Royal Overseas League Music Competition in London.
In his debut solo-CD, released on the TwoPianists label’s debut imprint, Ben synchronizes his great love for Franz with the bicentenary celebrations of the composer’s birth. A beautiful variety of Liszt works,
from the gorgeous Les jeux d’eaux a la Villa d’Este to the monumental B minor Sonata, coupled with his ‘dazzling virtuosity’ and ‘magical musicmaking’ ensure the stamp of a unique artist on the rise.
Ben Schoeman has a lively interntational performing career. He has played in prestigious concert halls such as the Wigmore Hall and Queen Elizabeth Hall in London, the Konzerhaus in Berlin, the Gulbenkian
Auditorium in Lisbon and the Romanian Athenaeum in Bucharest.
He has preformed in solo and chamber music recitals at various international festivals in the Netherlands, Germany, Canada, Italy, Switzerland, Bulgaria, The Czech Republic and the United Kingdom.
Franz Liszt: Annees de pelerinage, 2nd year, Italy, S161/R10b
Annees de pelerinage, 2nd year, Italy, S161/R10b: No. 7. Apres une lecture du Dante, fantasia quasi una sonata (After Reading Dante)
Franz Liszt: Annees de pelerinage, 1st year, Switzerland, S160/R10
Annees de pelerinage, 1st year, Switzerland, S160/R10: No. 6. Vallee d'Obermann (Valley of Obermann)
Franz Liszt: Annees de pelerinage, 3rd year, S163/R10
Annees de pelerinage, 3rd year, S163/R10: No. 4. Les jeux d'eau a la Villa d'Este (The Fountains of the Villa d'Este)
Franz Liszt: Piano Sonata in B minor, S178/R21
Piano Sonata in B minor, S178/R21
Franz Liszt: Wagner - Isoldes Liebestod from Tristan und Isolde, S447/R280
Wagner - Isoldes Liebestod from Tristan und Isolde, S447/R280
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