Albert Sassmann
Instrument: piano

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Sassmann Albert

General Information

Date of Birth:  19. September 1970
Place of Birth:  Linz
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Albert Sassmann was born in Linz, Austria and received his first education as a pianist at the Bruckner Conservatory Linz with Horst Matthaeus. He participated in master-classes of Tatiana Nikolaeva and Jacob Lateiner at the International Summer-Academy Mozarteum Salzburg and finalized his studies at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna with Hans Kann and Peter Efler. Sassmann is Associate of the Royal College of Music London, and holds a DMA of the Academy of Music Cluj Napoca.

 

Since 2004 he has been teaching at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna.

Education

PeriodEducationInstrumentTeacherEducation OrganisationLocation

education as a pianist (Horst Matthaeus)

classes in applied music

classes in applied music

master-classes with Tatiana Nikolaeva and Jacob Lateiner

Music Academy "Gheorghe Dima": conferral of a doctorate in music

Activities

PeriodActivityOrganisationLocation
2004

ever since teaching

associate

CD-recordings as a soloist and chamber-musician

concert-tours in numerous European countries, to the USA, the Middle East, to Australia as well as tours in East- and Southeast Asia

soloistic concert-activity in Austria (Brucknerhaus Linz, Konzerthaus Vienna, Arnold Schönberg Center Vienna etc.)

Description of Style

piano-music: In addition to Wiener Klassik and "2. Wiener Schule" Sassmann focuses on Austrian piano-music of the 20th century in his conert-programs, as well as on less played international repertoire.

Press Reviews

5. October 2003

Mr Sassmann's playing of the central, slow movement was hauntingly beautiful. His light touch, again, was admirably suited to the cheerful final movement. The deceptive ease of his technique created a spaciousness within which the drama and beauty of the whole work.

Sunday Observer (Stephen Cogill)

 

5. August 2003

Albert Sassmann regaled the excited audience with a piano-transcription of the Rosenkavalier-Suite by Richard Strauss.

Die Woche (Tanja Lütz)

 

2. July 2001

A delightful evening with Sassmann.

The Jakarta Post (Jim Read)

 

10. November 2000

On this CD of contemporary music history, Albert Sassmann plays Mozart, and also Beethoven, Chopin, Berg and Ravel with a clever understandinf of time and style and with the implictiness of an experienced musical tour-guide.

Oberösterreichische Nachrichten (Reinhold Tauber)

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