In my programs for Solo Piano, I'm taking my time to put the pieces together, wich have the power to touch emotionally. Improvisations are a part of my performance that is becoming more and more important.
I am looking forward to receiving requests from composers and I am also interested in interdisciplinary projects.
Current program "Release of a bird"
In this program I combine my own improvisations with contemporary works from the 21st century. Among others works by Einojuhani Rautavaara
Martin Torp, Rodion Tschedrin, Peteris Vasks as well as works by J. S. Bach and F. Liszt in free ad hoc arranged interpretation.
Piano cycle "Frescoes" by Martin Torp. 24 Piano pieces after Giotto`s Life-of-Christ-frescoes in Padua (duration ca. 65 Min.)
Project "SYLVA" with artist Peter Hölscher
Installation for piano, video and skulpture.
Fotograf: Peter Hölscher
Please send requests from festivals and promoters to Katharina
Polivaeva and Peter Hölscher. Detailed project description is available.
"Rules and Liberation"
compositions and improvisations for solo piano and solo guitar.
The program covers a wide range of diverse sounds and styles. Works by contemporary German composers are performed on the piano, while the guitar is mostly used to play original compositions, with influences from Turkish and Indian classical music as well as German folk songs. The unifying element is the joy of improvising, which springs from a wide variety of sources.
Katharina Polivaeva - piano
Hub Hildenbrand - guitar
"Reissue", rehearsal and performance
CD-recording of the composition "Conventus" for piano solo,
published by Kreuzberg Records.
Schiller's Heirs "Theatre Group Leipzig
Musical direction and performance (piano solo) in the piece "Kabale und Liebe".
Foto: Hub Hildenbrand