Biography

“He is sure to be one of the figures of the 21st century to take into account both in Germany and internationally.”

​CODALARIO MAGAZINE

German pianist Julius Asal is a regular guest at international festivals (Rheingau Musik Festival, Oxford Piano Festival, Davos Festival, VP Bank Klassik, Sommets Musicaux de Gstaad, Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival, Armonie in Valcerrina, etc.) and has appeared in some of the most important concert halls; including Wigmore Hall London, Musikverein Vienna, Laeiszhalle Hamburg, Alte Oper Frankfurt, Auditorio Manuel de Falla Granada and Merkin Hall New York. As a soloist he has worked with orchestras such as the German Radio Philharmonic, the St. Andrew Symphony Orchestra Edinburgh and the Brandenburg State Orchestra. Concert recordings were broadcast by various radio stations (RBB, DLF, HR, MDR, SWR, BR, ORF, SRF and others).
In April 2022, the winner of numerous competitions released his debut album with IBS Classical/NAXOS, which was highly praised by the international press and awarded “GOLD” by the Melómano Magazine. The CD also received special attention when it was nominated for the renowned German Record Critics’ Prize.

In his young career, Julius Asal crossed paths with artists such as Gidon Kremer, Christoph Eschenbach, Steven Isserlis and Menahem Pressler, who influenced him significantly. Since October 2021, he is studying at Kronberg Academy with Sir András Schiff.

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Discography

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Concerto-Repertoire

 

J. S. Bach

Piano Concerto in d minor, BWV 1052

L. v. Beethoven
Piano Concerto No.1 in C major, Op.15

Piano Concerto No 4 in G major Op. 58

J. Brahms

Piano Concerto No. 2 in B flat major, Op. 83

F. Chopin

Piano Concerto No. 2 in f minor, Op. 21

E. Grieg

Piano Concerto in a minor, Op. 16

F. Mendelssohn

Piano Concerto No. 1 in g minor, Op. 25

W. A. Mozart
Piano Concerto No. 12 in A major K 414
Piano Concerto No. 19 in F major, K 459

Piano Concerto No. 20 in d minor, K 466

S. Prokofiev

Piano Concerto No. 3 in C major, Op. 26

S. Rachmaninov

Piano Concerto No. 2 in c minor, Op. 18

R. Schumann

Piano Concerto in a minor, Op. 54

C. Schumann

Piano Concerto in a minor, Op. 7

P. I. Tchaikovsky

Piano Concerto No. 1 in b flat minor, Op. 23

 

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Programmes

 

Programme 1

S. Prokofiev

Pensées, Op.62

R. Schumann

Kreisleriana, Op.16

Intermission

R. Schumann

Ghost variations WoO 24

S. Prokofiev

Romeo & Julia (Excerpts)

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Programme 2

B. Bartók

Suite for Piano, Op. 14

J. Brahms

3 Intermezzi, Op. 117

B. Bartók

3 Burlesques, Op. 8c Sz. 47

Intermission

J. Brahms

Piano Sonata No. 3 in f minor, Op. 5

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Programme 3

L. v. Beethoven

Piano Sonata No. 1 in f minor, Op. 2/1

C. Franck

Prelude, Chorale and Fugue, Op. 21

Intermission (or without)

C. Debussy

Preludes (selection)

L. v. Beethoven

Piano Sonata No. 32 in c minor, Op. 111

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Programme 4

L. v. Beethoven

Piano Sonata No. 1 in f minor, Op. 2/1

A. Scriabin

Piano Sonata No. 1 in f minor, Op. 6

Intermission

J. Brahms

Piano Sonata No. 3 in f minor, Op. 5

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