Alexander Rößler
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  The pianist Alexander Rößler, grandson of the pianist and composer RICHARD RÖSSLER (1880-1962), studied under Jürgen UHDE, Karl-Heinz DIEHL and Roland KELLER in Stuttgart, Munich and Lübeck, where he finished his Concert Diploma with distinction. Also of decisive value in his artistic development were his studies with Maria TIPO in Florence, and an intense collaboration with the Russian pianist Stanislav NEUHAUS.

  His international concert career started in 1973. His wide solo repertoire includes the complete oeuvres of Brahms and Janáček (and the complete piano chamber music by Beethoven and Brahms) as well as a special focus on pieces of the Viennese Classic, by Schubert, Mendelssohn, Schumann as well as Scriabin, Szymanowski and Prokofiev. In 1982, he received the “Szymanowski Memorial Medal” of the Republic of Poland, for his piano recitals dedicated to the composer.

  Many radio recordings chronicle his other artistic endeavours, which include works by Clementi, Chopin, Brahms, Szymanowski. As well, there are CD recordings documenting him playing compositions by Schumann, Schubert, Brahms, Janáček and R.Rößler.

  On one hand, Alexander Rößler has an intense engagement with the fortepiano, but he is also skilled at Blues, Rock and free improvisations, thus showing an impressive versatility.

  Since 1987 Alexander Rößler is a Professor of Piano at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna (before that - 1981-1987 - at the academy of music in Lübeck ). Additionally - since 1990 - he gives international master classes to pianists in Europe (e.g. “Wiener Musikseminar” , “International Chamber Music Festival Austria”), Korea, Japan and China.