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Basellandschaftliche Zeitung

Chopin’s piano music mastered playfully

The piano talent Ingolf Wunder showed his abilities in Basel and Zurich with works by Mozart, Chopin and Liszt. Nomen est omen: The young Pianist Ingolf Wunder lived up to his name and played works by Mozart, Chopin and Liszt in the „Rising Stars“ series of the „Allgemeine Musikgesellschaft Basel (AMG)“ on the highest interpretative level. Arthur Rubinstein is to be his biggest role model when it comes to works of Frederic Chopin, said the pianist Ingolf Wunder, born 1985 in Klagenfurt. In 2010 he was awarded the 2nd prize at the International Chopin-Competition but was acclaimed as the real winner by the enthusiastic public. As a matter of fact the spirit of the polish piano-magician was somehow perceivable. Memories of Rubinstein. As once the Pole, Ingolf Wunder was able to play for example the Grande Polonaise Op. 22 with stupendous virtuosity and succeeded to get the perfect pairing of ingenuous elegance and gripping composition of the inserted parallel chords. He lets the melody line in the right hand sing, while the left made the underlaid arpeggio-carpet curl softly. Ingolf Wunder has made his name in musical circles not only because of his success in Warsaw. His first CD published in 2006 with works by Frédéric Chopin, Maurice Ravel and Franz Liszt, and the second CD with works by Chopin were highly acclaimed by the critics. For his concert at the Stadtcasino Wunder had chosen Liszts Hungarian Rhapsody No. 6 and the Valse-Caprice No. 6 from the "Soirees de Vienne" - two more harmless works which he and his technique transformed into delicately shimmering musical gems, that flattered the ear. With an astonishing maturity he also resisted the temptation to take the Piano Sonata No. 13 in B flat major KV 333 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart as a superficial sideline and gave the interpretation the necessary seriousness and respect.

Rolf de Marchi, 25.10.2011

Basellandschaftliche Zeitung

Chopin’s piano music mastered playfully

The piano talent Ingolf Wunder showed his abilities in Basel and Zurich with works by Mozart, Chopin and Liszt. Nomen est omen: The young Pianist Ingolf Wunder lived up to his name and played works by Mozart, Chopin and Liszt in the „Rising Stars“ series of the „Allgemeine Musikgesellschaft Basel (AMG)“ on the highest interpretative level. Arthur Rubinstein is to be his biggest role model when it comes to works of Frederic Chopin, said the pianist Ingolf Wunder, born 1985 in Klagenfurt. In 2010 he was awarded the 2nd prize at the International Chopin-Competition but was acclaimed as the real winner by the enthusiastic public. As a matter of fact the spirit of the polish piano-magician was somehow perceivable. Memories of Rubinstein. As once the Pole, Ingolf Wunder was able to play for example the Grande Polonaise Op. 22 with stupendous virtuosity and succeeded to get the perfect pairing of ingenuous elegance and gripping composition of the inserted parallel chords. He lets the melody line in the right hand sing, while the left made the underlaid arpeggio-carpet curl softly. Ingolf Wunder has made his name in musical circles not only because of his success in Warsaw. His first CD published in 2006 with works by Frédéric Chopin, Maurice Ravel and Franz Liszt, and the second CD with works by Chopin were highly acclaimed by the critics. For his concert at the Stadtcasino Wunder had chosen Liszts Hungarian Rhapsody No. 6 and the Valse-Caprice No. 6 from the "Soirees de Vienne" - two more harmless works which he and his technique transformed into delicately shimmering musical gems, that flattered the ear. With an astonishing maturity he also resisted the temptation to take the Piano Sonata No. 13 in B flat major KV 333 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart as a superficial sideline and gave the interpretation the necessary seriousness and respect.

Rolf de Marchi, 25.10.2011