Shifting focus to contemporary music and free improvisation led to a period of intense experimentation with the instrument for expanding the piano’s sound and technical capabilities
– various preparations, string piano, the inside/outside of the corpus, ways of amplifying.
Frequent participation at important festivals for contemporary music, e.g.
“Oesterreich Heute/ Hoergaenge”, “WIEN MODERN” Konzerthaus Wien, V:NM-Festival Graz,
“Ensemble of the 20th Century” at the Salzburg Festival, “TON:ART” Bern, member of
” Ensemble 2001″, “The wild bunch”, participation in “Klangforum Wien” and many others.
Works premiered include, amongst others: Christian Ofenbauer / “Katalog III” for 6 pianos, 1991;
Roman Haubenstock-Ramati /”Miroir” for 6 pianos at the Great Hall of Vienna’s “Konzerthaus”, 1991;
Konrad Rennert / “fraktur IV” 1998; Lukas Ligeti / “Fin de siecle Blues” 1991; Daniel de la Costa /
“Premoniciones” 2001; Nader Mashajekhy / “First draft” 2002.
The recent repertoire includes works of Earle Brown, John Cage, Henry Cowell, Morton
Feldman, Philip Glass, Mauricio Kagel, György Kurtág, Helmut Lachenmann, György Ligeti, Stephen
Montague, Steve Reich, Dieter Schnebel, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Galina Ustwolskaja; of Austrian
composers Christian Ofenbauer, Alexander Stankovski, Katharina Klement, Peter Ablinger, Konrad Rennert,Olga Neuwirth, Hannes Raffaseder, Friedrich Cerha.