Adrian Brendel studied at Winchester College, Cambridge University and with Frans Helmerson at the Cologne Music Conservatoire.
Recent appearances include concerts in Calgary, Napa Valley and in the UAE, Syria and Egypt. In Europe, he has performed in Antwerp and across Germany, Switzerland and the UK. He has given performances of the complete Bach cello suites at Lancaster University and The Sage Gateshead, joined Alfred Brendel for an evening of poetry and music at the Wimbledon Music Festival and collaborated with many other artists including Kit Armstrong, Andrej Bielow, Aleksander Madzar and the Jerusalem String Quartet. His piano trio with Till Fellner and Lisa Batiashvili is much in demand throughout Europe.
He returned to Calgary in October 2012 as part of the jury for the Honens International Piano Competition. Other performances in the 2012-2013 season included concerts with Imogen Cooper and Henning Kraggerud in London and Antwer, with Kit Armstrong across Germany, with the NDR Symphony Orchestra, performing works by York Höller and Bernd Zimmerman, and in Taipei for the Yun-Hsiang International Music Festival.
He recently shared the stage with his father, Alfred Brendel, for an evening of poetry and music at King’s Place in London. He returns to Düsseldorf for recitals with Kit Armstrong, as well as giving solo recitals in Salzburg, Bensheim and Cambridge.
Adrian Brendel is co-founder of 'Music at Plush', a summer music festival held every year in Dorset, South-West England.
Aleksandar Madzar was born in Belgrade in 1968. He started playing the piano under the guidance of Gordana Malinovic and later studied with Arbo Valdma, Elisso Virsaladze and Daniel Blumenthal in Novi Sad, Belgrade, Moscow and Brussels. He won prizes in Geneva, Leeds, the 'Busoni' and 'Umberto Micheli' competitions and gave his debut with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra under Ivan Fischer in 1990. He has since then been performing regularly all over Europe, enjoying a rich and varied career in recital, concertos and chamber music, occasionally also touring North and South America, South Africa and the Far East.
Aleksandar Madzar teaches at the Royal Flemish Conservatoire in Brussels.
- Sonata for Cello and Piano in B flat minor
- Erno Dohnányi (1877-1960)
- Pohádka (Fairy tale) for cello and piano
- Leoš Janácek (1854-1928)
- Sonata for Cello and Piano No 3 in A major
- Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)