"From the first chord there was an incredibly finely phrased play by the pianist Sven Bauer with broad agogics, a sinking and rising, to return consistently to a brisk-fresh basic tempo. Perfect! There was this infinitely singing melancholy on an arid, frosty day and immediately afterwards a cheerful sparkling "Glückes Genug". And from the first chord there was a mutual give-and-take of the themes, the perfectly designed handing over between soloist and orchestra […]", raves the Südwest Presse and describes Sven Bauer's interpretation as "expressive, animated, masterly".
Sven Bauer, internationally acclaimed soloist and chamber musician, fascinates the audience with a symbiosis of breathtaking virtuosity and artistic maturity. As a prize winner of numerous international competitions, he received the Grand Prix of the International competition - festival "Music without Limits" in Druskininkai, Lithuania, and the first prize at the Concours International de Piano in Montrond les Bains, France, among others. Most recently he was awarded the first prize at the Alexandre Scriabine Concours International de Piano in Paris, at the Concorso Pianistico Internazionale "Città di San Donà di Piave" and the Grand Prix at the International Music Competition "Melos" in Rome.
His concert activities have led the young pianist to world-famous concert halls including the Alte Oper Frankfurt, the Wiener Musikverein, the Royal Albert Hall London, the Carnegie Hall New York, to the Weilburger Schlosskonzerte, the Fränkische Musiktage Alzenau, the Internationale Klaviertage Bad Wildungen, the Crescent Arts Center Belfast, the St. Peter Church of Zurich and to the Yehudi Menuhin Forum Bern, as well as to exceptional places such as the production hall of a Swiss metal construction company and the Acropolis Museum Athens.
Besides, Sven Bauer is also actively involved in chamber music: in 2010 he won the chamber music competition of the Polytechnische Gesellschaft e.V. as well as the sponsorship award of the city of Bad Homburg. The following year he made his debut on Deutschlandradio Kultur. As a chamber music partner, Sven Bauer plays with Fabrice Millischer, Allen Vizzutti, Enrique Crespo, principal trumpeter of the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra Jouko Harjanne, and principal trombonist of the New York Philharmonic Joseph Alessi, among others.
The young pianist obtains important musical impulses through master classes and meetings with renowned pianists and professors such as Lev Natochenny, Igor Lazko, Andrzej Jasinski, Oxana Yablonskaya, Karl-Heinz Kämmerling, Robert Levin and Dimitri Bashkirov.
After studies at the Franz Liszt Academy of Music Budapest with Prof. Balázs Szokolay and at the Swiss Kalaidos Academy of Music with Prof. Lev Natochenny, Sven Bauer is currently studying in the postgraduate study programme Konzertexamen at the Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst in Frankfurt am Main.