Red hot German pianist”

— Cape Ann Beacon

Welcome to the musical world of classical pianist, Clemens Teufel.

Born in Germany, Mr. Teufel's piano education was influenced by both the German and Russian piano traditions.  Mr. Teufel studied at the University of Music "Franz Liszt" in Weimar, Germany under Professor Peter Waas. Upon graduating, Mr. Teufel completed his graduate studies as a student of Professor Lev Natochenny at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Frankfurt, Germany. 

Currently, Mr. Teufel performs and provides masterclasses across the globe.  He has performed in venues including the Alte Oper Frankfurt, Holzhauser Musiktage, Burgos Music Festival, Spain, Cité des arts in Paris, Summit Music Festival New York, and the Beijing Conservatory etc..  

Recently, Mr. Teufel has found interest in the American piano music of Howard Hanson, George Gershwin, Amy Beach, and others. He has recorded his first solo album, American Masters, which has been recently released and is available at iTunes, Spotify and other major streaming services.  


 

News

Next digital concert: Liszt and Chopin at the Frederick historical piano collection 

It is a great pleasure to announce my next concert which will be premiered at www.groupmuse.com and feature music by Liszt and Chopin on two historical pianos, an Erard from 1959 and an Erard from 1840.

The concert is recorded and streamed in HD and the program includes a selection of Liszt's Années de Pélerinages, the Rigoletto Paraphrase as well as Chopin's Scherzo No. 2 Op.31 and two Nocturnes Op.9/1 and Op.15/1.

There will be a zoom reception after the concert. 

I hope to see you!

Tickets at www.groupmuse.com

 

Thank you and video excerpt of the Sundara concert 

Dear friends and music lovers,

We were able to raise several thousand dollars through tickets and donations from you all for the Sundara Funds. I was absolutely absolutely thrilled about your support and participation, so thank you very much!

Here is a recording of my live streamed playing (Chopin and Liszt):

Live concerts cancelled - Streaming performances coming 

Hi everyone,

Unfortunately all live concerts are cancelled and subject to rescheduling as of now until May 2nd or as needed.

I am excited to announce that I am working on a couple of digital performances coming up in early April.

Please re-visit my website for more information coming soon.

Everyone stay healthy!
 

2020 Recital program 

I am excited to announce my new program, Rapture & Reverie with music by Chopin and Liszt.

Ecstasy and passion versus poetic vision and meditation: these are the contrasting musical manifestations of Rapture and Reverie.  While the common perception is that Franz Liszt boldly represents the former and Chopin the latter, these concepts are broadly exchangeable between the two composers. 

Liszt developed a profound spiritual life alongside his art and eventually received the four minor orders of the Catholic Church. He then would be called “Abbé Liszt”. Many of his later compositions are inspired by religious themes, but even earlier works such as the ones included in this program represent a great expression of spirituality and vision. 

Chopin, well known and loved for his dreamy melodies offers the listener a visit into a poetic and dreamlike world.  However, he was quoted as believing that his works were best performed by Franz Liszt with his brilliant, dazzling piano technique and verve.  Although often more subtle, Chopin wrote many compositions that convey a rapturous state of mind evoking both spiritual and secular ecstasy.

Program: 

F. Chopin, Nocturnes Op. 15/1 and Op. 9/1    

F. Chopin: Polonaise Op. 44                                   

F. Chopin: Scherzo Op. 31/2                                 

F. Liszt, Chapelle de Guillome Tell                        

F. Liszt, Au laq de Wallenstadt                                

F. Liszt, Valee d’Obermann                                  

F. Liszt, Rigoletto Paraphrase                                

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(Digital Concert) Chopin and Liszt on historical Erard Pianos: Clemens Teufel plays at the Frederick Historical Piano Collection

The Frederick Historical Piano Collection

Enjoy an intriguing program with piano-music by Franz Liszt and Frederic Chopin on two Erard Pianos from 1840 and 1859. This event was filmed and recorded in HD quality at the Frederick Historical Piano Collection in Ashburnham and is performed by German pianist, Clemens Teufel. Clemens has performed concerts and given masterclasses in Asia, Europe and the United States including the music school of the Beijing conservatory and Lincoln Center, New York. After the concert you can join Clemens Teufel and Patrica and Michael Frederick for a zoom reception where you can ask about the historical piano collection and about playing historical instruments.

For more information and to buy tickets please visit www.groupmuse.com