New Cornell Professor to Perform During Campus Visit
by Alisa Giardinelli
German jazz pianist, composer, and improviser Hans Lüdemann has been named the 2009-2010 Cornell Visiting Professor. During a campus visit this week, Ludemann, who will join the Music Department in the fall, will perform a concert on Sun., Mar. 29, at 3 p.m. in Lang Concert Hall.
As a composer, Lüdemann has worked with many instruments and settings, from piano music and chamber music to the orchestral piece "Geschichte 2" and "Verloren ins weite Blau," a song cycle with orchestra. He has performed solo piano concerts at the Musiktriennale Köln, the HIFA Festival Harare, the piano festival of the Prague Philharmonic, "Vues d'Afrique" in Montreal, and at many other festivals and concert stages.
Some of Lüdemann's current projects include "Trio Ivoire" with Aly Keita (balaphon) and Chander Sardjoe (drums), the solo program "African Variations," and duos with trumpet player Reiner Winterschladen and kora player Tata Dindin. His latest CD, "Between the Keys," was issued this spring.