A piano marathon with Géza Anda laureates from 1979 to 2021 was organised by the Géza Anda-Foundation in the new Chipperfield-Extension of Kunsthaus Zürich. The last concert ended after midnight and therefore on 19th November, Géza Anda’s 100th birthday. This symbolic moment was taken up by Georges Pludermacher’s performance of Beethoven’s Diabelli-Variations. The renowned French pianist, winner of the very first Concours Géza Anda, originally studied this demanding work under the auspices of Géza Anda.
Apart from Georges Pludermacher, Konstanze Eickhorst, Heidrun Holtmann, Filippo Gamba, Sergey Koudriakov, Jinsang Lee, Claire Huangci, Julian Trevelyan and Giorgi Gigashvilitook part in this memorable event.
Admission was free, and the Collection Emil Bührle remained open throughout for a quiet stroll past its famous paintings.