Alexander Lonquich (born 28 August 1960) is a German classical pianist and conductor.
Born in Trier.
Studied with Paul Badura-Skoda, Andrzej Jasínski, and Ilonka Deckers-Küszler.
Won first prize at the Alessandro Casagrande Piano Competition in Terni, Italy, at the age of 16.
Appeared at festivals including: Mozartwoche Salzburg, Piano-Festival Ruhr, Schleswig-Holstein Festival, Lucerne Festival, Cheltenham Festival, Edinburgh Festival, Kissinger Sommer, Schubertiade Schwarzenberg, Lockenhaus, Beethoven Festival.
Worked with conductors including: Claudio Abbado, Yuri Bashmet, Hans Graf, Heinz Holliger, Ton Koopman, Emmanuel Krivine, Mark Minkowski, Kurt Sanderling, Sándor Végh.
Played with orchestras including: Camerata Salzburg, Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Orchestra da Camera di Mantova, Münchener Kammerorchester, Kammerorchester Basel, Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, Stuttgart Chamber, Symphony Orchestra Frankfurt, Vienna Philharmonic, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich, Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg, Düsseldorf Symphonic Orchestra. Also conducts himself, sometimes as piano concerto soloist.
Chamber music partners include: Renaud Capuçon, Gautier Capuçon, Veronika Hagen, Heinz Holliger, Steven Isserlis, Leonidas Kavakos, Isabelle van Keulen, Sabine Meyer, Heinrich Schiff, Christian Tetzlaff, Auryn Quartet, Ruth Ziesak.
Recorded music by Schubert, Schmann, Poulenc and Mozart for EMI; Fauré, Messiaen, Ravel, Gideon Lewensohn, Schumann and Holliger for ECM New Series; and Beethoven live for the Ruhr piano festival.
Recording awards include the Diapason d'Or and Premio Abbiati.
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