The young South African Kristian Bezuidenhout is the most famous fortepiano player of our time. With the members of the Balthasar Neumann Orchestra, he will be performing music from the early Romantic period – including Schubert's celebrated Trout Quintet. Music written for friends that easily loses its special quality on a typical Steinway. Bezuidenhout, however, “plays the fortepiano with the inner attitude of an expressive musician in the tradition of Romanticism…” (concerti magazine). It is a tradition that is being re-explored by young musicians today – based on sources and beyond a naive approach of "I feel, so that’s how I play."