"Is it even possible to record this sonata, this cosmos; or, in other words, is it possible to capture the atmosphere of this work on an album at all, so that it is conveyed to the listener?"asks Stefan Stroissnig in his booklet text for his new recording of Schubert's monumental last piano sonata. "Yes, it is," must surely be the answer after listening to his deeply personal performance of this work. One of Austria's leading pianists grants access to his own and Schubert's inner soul - a recording not to be missed! The Austrian pianist Stefan Stroissnig, born in 1985, studied with Oleg Maisenberg in his native city of Vienna and with Ian Jones at the Royal College of Music in London. He received further artistic inspiration from renowned pianists such as Daniel Barenboim and Dmitri Bashkirov. His concert activity as a soloist has taken him to all five continents and to the most prestigious concert houses in Europe, such as the Royal Festival Hall in London, the Vienna Musikverein, the Vienna Konzerthaus and the Berlin Philharmonic. He has attracted special attention for his interpretations of works by Franz Schubert and the music of the 20th and 21st centuries. Amongst other things, in 2013 he was the soloist in Olivier Messiaen's monumental Turangali^la Symphony at the Royal Festival Hall in London.