On August 20th my official Finnish debut concert as a composer will take place in Ekenäs/Tammisaari Finland.
The program will consist of the following three works:
- General Impression, Size and Shape for solo violin
- 5 short pieces for solo piano
- Sonata for cello and piano
Three wonderful musicians will perform the music:
- Merel Junge – violin
- Gabi Sultana – piano
- Tomas Nunes-Garces – cello
Tickets are available here: https://billetto.fi/sv/events/walter-wolff-kompositionskonsertsvellyskonsertti
It’s now a few years since I made the heartbreaking decision to stop playing. As you might know, I’ve since moved on and consider myself now a composer of classical music. And quite rightly so, if I may say so myself.
I’m now working on a comeback- debut-, composition concert for summer 2016. I’ll keep you posted on the progress.
Other updates and recordings will keep popping up on this site, so please keep coming back.
On April 8th Elisabeth and Kurt Wiklander will perform my sonata for cello and piano in Uddevalla church.
The days after we will record it in the beautiful chapel of Munkedal, Doghnut valley.
Keep you posted on the progress…
Here are two brand new recordings for you to listen to:
Merel Junge playing ”General Impression, Size and Shape” for solo violin
Eva Tebbe – harp, Julia Dinerstein- viola and Marije van den Berg – flute performing ”Enigma”
For scores of the following pieces, please fill in the contact form:
General Impression, Size and Shape – for violin solo
Enigma – for Harp, viola and flute
Sonata for cello and piano
I am happy to announce the two performances of my cello-piano sonata this spring:
March 27th: Civivox San Jorge, Pamplona, Spain.
By Fèdji duo (Juliette Froissart – cello, Itxaso Etxeberria – piano)
April 8th: Uddevalla church, Sweden. Elisabeth Wiklander – cello and Kurt Wiklander – piano
Furthermore I am busy writing more small pieces for solo piano, which will be performed during this season by the pianist/composer Kurt Wiklander in a series of concerts on the Swedish west coast.
After retiring from performing last year I am now busy composing. My trio “Enigma” for harp,
viola and flute was premiered last summer at the BClassique festival in Belgium and my brand
new sonata for cello and piano will be performed in Sweden shortly.
Recordings of these pieces will be available here soon.
I regret to announce that due to health problems I am now retiring as a pianist and active performing artist.
This is a difficult decision to make but in my case absolutely necessary and there is unfortunately no way around it. I will however stay in the musical field, exactly in what form still remains to be seen, but I will keep you posted on that.
Together with this message I do have other news as well and that is that the CD I recorded one year ago is now released on Challenge Jazz. The CD is called Tomorrow. It is a piano trio CD recorded together with two of my absolute favorite musicians, Francesco Angiuli on bass and Andreas Fryland on drums, and I am very proud and happy to still have been able to record this.
Being literally one of the very last things I played it is of course an emotional recording for me, but I see it as a symbol and reminder that the music still is there and always will be so, and that is a heart-warming thought. I am therefore very happy to present it to you and I sincerely hope that you will like it. The CD is available online a.o here http://www.challengerecords.com/products/1343735016 and at jazz record stores.
With these words I would like to thank all wonderful musicians I have had the pleasure and privilege to work and share many unforgettable musical experiences with during the past years. Thank you also to my students and colleagues at the conservatory and music school for many great musical moments, good laughs and interesting discussions. And last but not least you, the audience and listener, for coming to the concerts, buying and listening to the CD’s, showing your appreciation and sharing your enthusiasm about the music. It has meant the world to me.
Thank you and until soon!
Walter Wolff Helsinki, February 2013
Walter Wolff / Francesco Angiuli / Andreas Fryland – “Tomorrow”
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Walter Wolff – piano
Francesco Angiuli – double bass
Andreas Fryland – drums
1. Backstabber Bebopper
3. The White Guy
6. Simple Line
7. Look at My Face
8. Second Song
10.Waiting for Angela
11.Where are we Going Heen?