Bernhard Parz

"On my Bösenorfer grand piano I love the fusion of timbres, a sound that literally goes to the heart and from which I can be inspired again and again. Unique is the ability to change the tone even while the instrument is being struck. This way, timbre and playing feel form a unity and allow for versatility, which is indispensable for the tonal language of the great Viennese musical tradition. With the new VC series, Bösendorfer has succeeded in bringing the "Viennese" sound - for which Bösendorfer has always been famous - back into the concert halls and thus closer to the ears of the people."

Bernhard Parz received his education at the Vienna University of Music an Performing Arts and at the Conservatory of the City of Vienna. After various competition successes (including a first prize at the International Johannes Brahms Competition, the International Music Festival Austria and the Swedish Duo Competition) and a concert and teaching career that took him all over Europe as well as to the Far East and South America, he was appointed to the Music and Art Private University of the City of Vienna in 2009, as the youngest professor of piano since the university was founded. He is considered a master of the "Viennese sound" and gives concerts as a soloist and chamber musician in many parts of the world, in halls such as the Tonhalle Zurich or the JT Arts Hall Tikyo and at festivals such as the Shanghai International Arts Festival, the Pera Piano Festival Istanbul or the Festival Internacional de Piano of the University of Santander in Columbia. Bernhard Parz is a convinced ambassador of the "Viennese sound" -culture and has been part of the Bösendorfer familiy since 2012. With his personal, lively and immediate playing he is always able to inspire his concert audience. He is not only in demand internationally as teacher, but is also committed to passing on his enthusiasm for music to a broad audiece though alternative concert formats and music education projets.