Between the individual and the collective

Dieter Ammann’s Piano Concerto for the Proms

Dieter Ammann at the BBC Proms in London: his Piano Concerto for the pianist Andreas Haefliger receives its premiere on 19 August 2019 in the illustrious surroundings of the Royal Albert Hall. The BBC Symphony Orchestra conducted by Sakari Oramo performs the work together with Beethoven’s 9th Symphony. Further performances follow in Taipei, Boston, Munich, Lucerne and Vienna. The density and variety of Ammann’s composition enables the solo and orchestral parts to intensify each other. In the broad field of tension between the individual and the collective which traditionally characterises the genre, the composer is concerned with the most diverse forms of playing. The concert will be broadcast live by the BBC. (Photo: René Mosele)