St Bride's: Music - Lunchtime Recitals

Mark Ehrenfried – piano

Tuesday, 1 May at 1:15pm - FREE ADMITTANCE - Retiring Collection

Mark Ehrenfried – piano

D Scarlatti

Toccata in C major K 423

Toccata in A minor K 54

J-B Loeillet (arr. L Godowsky)

Lessons for the Harpsichord or Spinet

Courante in E minor

Air tendre in E minor

Christian Sinding

Piano Sonata op. 91 no. 1

Andante non troppo

F Schubert (arr. Liszt/Ehrenfried)

Schwanengesang  D 957 no. 4

Ständchen

Mark Ehrenfried

Serenade

Ouroboros

Mark Ehrenfried was born in 1991 in Berlin. He started to play the piano at the age of three and was already performing at small local venues when he was five years old. When he was seven he had his first piano solo concert at the Russian Centre in Berlin. In 1999, he participated in the European Music Festival, playing Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Schumann and Mendelssohn. This attracted much media attention, and he started regularly to appear as a guest and performer on German television.

In 2007 he won first prize at the International Munich Piano Competition and in 2010 he received the Licentiate in Piano Performance from the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music. Internationally, Mark Ehrenfried has performed worldwide, for example in Tokyo, Moscow, Harare and Los Angeles. In 2018 he released the Album 'Mark Ehrenfried plays Christian Sinding'. Although Christian Sinding is well known for his smaller works, miniatures and lyrical pieces, the CD is entirely devoted to Sinding's larger works, which are not often performed.

Ehrenfried's repertory is very diverse, although there is a focus on late romanticism. He often performs transcriptions by pianist-composers of the earlier 20th century, and likes to perform his own compositions as well. Mark Ehrenfried holds a Bachelor's degree in International Business, and is the owner of the record label Jade Auditory Arts Hong Kong.

Mark Ehrenfried, born in 1991 in Berlin, is a German pianist and composer. Acclaimed for his creative performances and his 'singing touch', he has performed internationally at Suntory Hall Tokyo, Christian Cathedral Los Angeles and Berlin Philharmonie to name but a few. In 2018, he released the Album 'Mark Ehrenfried plays Christian Sinding'. Although Christian Sinding is well-known for his smaller works, miniatures and lyrical pieces, the CD is entirely devoted to Sinding's larger works, which are not often performed. Ehrenfried's repertory is very diverse, although there is a focus on late romanticism. He often performs transcriptions by pianist-composers of the earlier 20th century.