Martina Filjak, pianist


Beethoven in Lübeck

On June 18th and 19th Martina performed Beethoven's 3rd Piano concerto along the Lübeck Philharmonic Orchestra led by Anja Bihlmaier. The performances earned her excellent reviews: 'Already from the very beginning, the pianist showed a clear concept: strong contrasts. The first chords stood upright in the room, chiseled and sharp. The next bars followed in a whisper. Again and again the tension between the two was obvious: the tender piano and a stormy forte'...  'Lübecker Nachrichten'

'Her playing was in the same time powerful and sensitive, virtuoso yet measured and always looking after a good partnership...' 'Unser Lübeck


Mozart in Ohio

With two consecutive performances of Mozart's Piano concerto KV 415, Martina Filjak closed the season of the Toledo Symphony led by Stefan Sanderling. 

The reviewer praised her 'focus on the intimacy of the work, crafting an enticing landscape of color and balance'.

Brahms in Chemnitz

On April 6th and 7th Martina Filjak appeared as a soloist in the 2nd Piano concerto bei Brahms along the Robert Schumann Philharmonie in Chemnitz. After two consecutive performances the reviewer noted: 'With 50 minutes of highest concentration, a madenning  wealth of memory and feeling, physical power and a refined psychological and intuitive gesture for mood changes, Martina Filjak can most certainly play the piano....she was brilliant when she so desired but even more attractive during the wonderful lyric passages. More so, she thinks and feels in music with the orchestra, she knows precisely when to strike a chord on her own and when to let it echo together with the ensemble..So light, with such assured frasing, so romantically silent but never with a drop of kitsch.'

Review in Süddeutsche Zeitung

The Süddeutsche Zeitung rewarded Martina Filjak's recital in Ebersberg with an excellent review: 'Her musicianship was breathtaking, captivating. Everything was fitting together, the shaping of the sound, the choices of Tempi, dynamics, her highly refined technique that led to a greatly emotional musicality..... Martina Filjak proved herself to be a sensitive and insightful magician of sound and a shining star at the piano. It could not have been any better or more touching, more moving than this evening.' 

The entire review can be found at:


MacDowell with the Nuremberg Symphony

On September 25th Martina performed MacDowell's 2nd Piano Concerto along the Nuremberg Symphony conducted by Alexander Shelley. The reviewer praised her 'interpretation full of temperament and confidence':

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