In the three decades since arriving in Vienna - the city of Mozart, Schubert, Beethoven and countless other renowned musicians  - Richard Fuller's artistic work has  given  decisive impulse  to the fortepiano revival in Austria and Germany.   Richard is among a select few who have sought to utilize exclusively the specific expressive possibilities of the fortepiano (Hammerklavier), evoking the sensitivity and delicate nuances of an earlier "Klavierkultur" and convincingly projecting them to the listener  in a  fusion of historical awareness and distinctive personal style.

 

The emphasis of Richard's work today is in both the music of the Viennese Classical period and that of  the north German "Empfindsamkeit" (the sons of J.S. Bach, E.W. Wolf, F.W. Rust u.v.a) and their contemporaries.  He is active as collaborative fortepianist in song recitals (Karoline Pilcz,

Cornelia Horak ) and numerous chamber/orchestral constellations including Musica Aeterna (SL), Capella Academica Wien (Leitung Eduard Melkus) and the Richard Fuller Fortepiano Trio.

 

Fuller's multi-faceted career  as concert performer, recording artist, producer and music scholar is further  documented in  world premier recordings of  the piano works of Ignaz Pleyel,  piano quartets op. 40 of Johann Baptist Wanhal,  and the  complete sonatas of the  "French Mozart" Hyacinthe Jadin (1776-1800). 

 

(November, 2018).