Concert review by Anna Mika, July 5th 2019
Every year the Richard Wagner Society in Vorarlberg awards a young artist from the county with a Bayreuth Scholarship, who in return, shows his/her appreciation with a concert. Hanna Bachmann, pianist and scholarship recipient of 2017 along with Corinna Scheurle, mezzo-soprano and award winner 2018, did just that together in Bregenz on Wednesday. Hanna Bachmann and Corinna Scheurle performed an evening concert in the Vorarlberg Museum. Both ladies perform internationally at a very high level.
Mezzo-soprano Corinna Scheurle has just celebrated her debut as ensemble member of the Bayern Staatsoper alongside Placido Domingo. Beautifully accompanied by Hanna Bachmann on an old Bösendorfer grand piano, Corinna Scheurle showed just how excellently suitable her powerful and metallic voice already is for the great stages upon which she performs, and soon even perhaps for the one or other Wagner parts. […] Hanna Bachmann left no wish unfulfilled complementing the performance with the completely unknown piano sonata by Richard Wagner, Beethoven’s ‘Andante favori’ and Schumann‘s second piano sonata. Especially convincing, and it goes without saying the technique was perfect, was her natural musicality. Wagner’s song ‘Träume’ with Mathilde Wesendonck’s text was played as an ‘encore’.