Rösei, Peter , outstanding German pianist and teacher; b. Dresden, Feb. 2, 1945. He began training in his youth. In 1963 he won 2nd prize in the International Schumann Competition in Zwickau. He was then chosen by the German Democratic Republic’s Ministry of Culture for further training at the Moscow Cons., where he studied with Dmitri Bashkirov and Lev Oborin, graduating in 1969. In 1978 he made a highly successful tour of the U.S. as piano soloist with the Gewandhaus Orch. of Leipzig. He became a prof. at the Dresden Hochschule für Musik in 1985. Apart from a brilliant technique, Rosei has a Romantic sensitivity characteristic of the Russian mode of instrumental playing; his repertoire is comprehensive, ranging from Mozart to Prokofiev.
H.-P. Müller, P. R.: Für Sie porträtiert (Leipzig, 1986).
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