Odric Aurelian Gaspers
Beitrag vom20. August 2021
Odric Aurelian Gaspers was born in 2005 and began playing the piano at the age of five. Just one year later, he won the ABRSM Prize with Distinction awarded by the Royal Schools of Music of the United Kingdom.
At the age of nine, he enrolled in the Julius Stern Institute of Berlin’s University of the Arts and participated in the ceremony organized on the occasion of the delivery of the 50th piano granted by the Carl Bechstein Foundation to an elementary school (Kurt Tucholsky Grundschule). During the 2015 edition of the Bach Marathon, he performed with Iván Fischer, music director and chief conductor of Berlin’s Konzerthaus, prior to performing with an orchestra three years later at the same venue. Odric Aurelian currently attends the Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach Music High School and is a junior student with Professor Engel at Berlin’s Hanns Eisler Academy of Music.
He was awarded several First Prizes at both the Jugend musiziert competition and the Henle Piano Competition and won Third Prize at the International Carl Maria von Weber Competition.
Odric Aurelian, who has been giving charity recitals for many years in hospices and dementia care centres, has performed with the Utopia Orchestra, an inclusive music project that involves people with and without disabilities. In 2019, he participated in the event celebrating the bicentenary of Clara Schumann’s birth and performed within the framework of a WDR radio program entitled Funkhauskonzert. In addition, he participates as a soloist in numerous musical events including the Klassik um sechs series organized in the church of Schöneiche Manor near Berlin.
Odric Aurelian has held a scholarship from the Carl Bechstein Foundation since 2020.