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About me

Learn a little more about me and my artistic work in this video.
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News

Book of Stars

The two-and-a-half-hour piano cycle Book of Stars by Wilfried Hiller was re-recorded this year at the Munich Philharmony in the Gasteig. Here you can hear the last work Hercules from the Book of Stars in which all 88 keys of the piano are made to sound.

From 1 October 2021, you can listen to the Book of Stars on Apple Music, Amazon Music and Spotify.

to:
»» Spotify

Radio Klassik Stephansdom Logo von Radio Klassik Stephansdom

On 27 September 2021, together with Wilfried Hiller, I was a guest in the studio of the Viennese radio station Radio Klassik Stephansdom in the programme Rubato with the presenter Arabella Fenyves. Among other things, it was about the Book of Stars.

You can listen to the whole programme (in German) again here:

Bio

“Music is the deepest expression of my soul” says Munich-based pianist Tanja Huppert who sees her most important task during the piano playing in re-feeling the composer’s inner world - when writing their music - and conveying it to the listener.
She believes that music can work wonders and even defeat all evil. Kirill Petrenko, chief conductor of Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, described her interpretation of Johann Sebastian Bach’s Goldberg Variations BWV 988 as “subtle” and “played with great musicality, creativity and high technical ability”.
She is currently preparing a video project in which she will record classical piano works for YouTube.
Her recordings with Bamberg Symphony Orchestra and Bayerischer Rundfunk (Public Bavarian Radio) are yearly broadcast in the radio, e.g. on BR-Klassik.
Last updated: 5 October 2020 (119 words)

Programme suggestions

Book of Stars

In this 150-minute piano concert you will take a journey to the 88 constellations of the sky. After this journey, you will no longer believe in the coincidence that there are as many piano keys as there are star constellations. Experience the concert in a hall or under the open starry sky and forget time and space.

Download short info Wilfried Hiller: Book of Stars

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Inspired by Vienna

My beloved place in Vienna is the salon room in the Mozarthaus, where Mozart and Haydn played their string quartets with their friends and where the view from the window has not changed for 300 years. The idea for this program came to me there, because practically at the same time Haydn, Beethoven and Schubert were inspired by Vienna and yet musically expressed themselves in different ways. This is precisely what I would like to show with this programme.

J. Haydn: Piano Sonata C Major Hob. XVI:48
J. Haydn: Andante con variazioni for piano F minor Hob. XVII:6
J. Haydn: Piano Sonata in E Minor Hob. XVI:34

Franz Schubert: Moments musicaux D. 780 op. 94:
   No. 1 in C major, No. 3 in F minor, No. 6 in A flat major.
Ludwig van Beethoven: Sonata No. 30 op. 109
Download short info

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Goldberg Variations

For me, they are one of the most beautiful works for piano, and they vividly illustrate Bach's ingenious foresight for the musical possibilities to come with the advent of the piano. At the same time, they represent a wonderful counterpoint to the fast-moving habits of our time and are therefore very topical from my point of view. I also offer this programme as a matinée.

Short info to be published shortly Johann Sebastian Bach: Goldberg Variations (BWV 988)

Calendar

Next dates
I am currently preparing for a new musical project. More about that here soon.
Past dates
Monday, 27 September 2021
11:00-12:00 am:  Book of Stars
Live interview on Radio Klassik Stephansdom with the composer Wilfried Hiller moderated by Arabella Fenyves as well as a selection of works from Wilfried Hiller's piano cycle "Book of Stars".
Radio Klassik Stephansdom (Vienna, Austria): radioklassik.at
Friday, 24 September 2021
20:00:  Hilleriana – Ein Nach(t)konzert
as part of the festival week «75 Jahre Tonkünstler München e.V.»
Rubinstein-Saal, Landsberger Straße 336, 80687 Munich, Germany
» show map » put into calendar
Thursday, 24 June 2021
20:00:  interrogated? Wilfried Hiller on his 80th birthday
Seidlvilla, Nikolaiplatz 1b, 80802 Munich, Germany
» show map » put into calendar
Friday, 13 March 2021
ca. 11:33: Maurice Ravel: Gaspard de la Nuit - Ondine
in the broadcast Meine Musik on BR-Klassik.
Guest: the composer Wilfried Hiller, Moderation: Susanne Schmerda
At the time of the recording I was yet called Schermann.
» further information » to the recording
Thursday, 18 February 2021
ca. 05:50: Domenico Scarlatti: Sonata d minor, K 141
in ARD night concert on all cultural radio programmes of the ARD, e.g. on BR-Klassik
At the time of the recording I was yet called Schermann.
» further information
Friday, 25 September 2020
00:05-02:00: Maurice Ravel: Gaspard de la nuit
in ARD night concert on all cultural radio programmes of the ARD, e.g. on BR-Klassik
At the time of the recording I was yet called Schermann.
» further information » to the recording
Sunday, 13 September 2020
06:05-07:00: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Piano Concerto E-flat Major, Rondeau, KV 271
with Bamberg Symphonic Orchestra
in the broadcast Auftakt on BR-Klassik.
At the time of the recording I was yet called Schermann.
» further information » to the recording
Wednesday, 19 August 2020
ca. 05:50: Domenico Scarlatti: Sonata d minor, K 141
in ARD night concert on all cultural radio programmes of the ARD, e.g. on BR-Klassik
At the time of the recording I was yet called Schermann.
» further information
Monday, 23 September 2019
07:16: Domenico Scarlatti: Sonata d minor, K 141
in the broadcast Allegro on BR-Klassik
At the time of the recording I was yet called Schermann.
» further information
Friday, 25 January 2019
06:26: Domenico Scarlatti: Sonata d minor, K 141
in the broadcast Allegro on BR-Klassik
At the time of the recording I was yet called Schermann.
» further information » to the recording
Friday, 11 January 2019
00:00-02:00: Maurice Ravel: Gaspard de la nuit
in ARD night concert on all cultural radio programmes of the ARD, e.g. on kulturradio rbb
At the time of the recording I was yet called Schermann.
» further information (see page 11)

Reactions

Her subtle interpretation and a rich tone are evidence of a matured musical personality. Kirill Petrenko, Chief Conductor Berliner Philharmoniker
Tanja Huppert fetched the 88 star constellations from the sky. And placed them on the keyboard of the Steinway grand piano like precious pearls. Wilfried Hiller, Composer
A wonderful balance between technical ability, musicality, inspiration and wit. Jonathan Nott, Chief Conductor Orchestre de la Suissse Romande (Geneva, Switzerland)
A highly gifted pianist with her own, musical profile. Prof. Joachim Kaiser, Music Critic
A fascinating, soft, sometimes introvert, then again feminine interpretation of wonderful beauty. Bernhard Kerres, Director of the Wiener Konzerthaus from 2007 until 2013

Audio

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Contact

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