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26 September 2018, 11:13 | Updated: 26 September 2018, 15:47
Menahem Pressler making his debut with the Berliner Philharmoniker
Proof that musicians get better with age – Menahem Pressler is still performing with the world's top orchestras at the age of 91
Dreaming of making your debut with Berlin Philharmonic but worried you might have missed your opportunity? Take heart from Menahem Pressler, who made his debut appearance with the orchestra just this year, aged 91.
He performed Mozart's Piano Concerto No.23 with the orchestra, conducted by Semyon Bychkov.
Menahem played with the world-renowned Beaux Arts Trio for 55 years. And after that anyone might have reasonably expected to take a break from music making. Instead he relaunched his career as a solo artist and made his debut with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra.
He said: “The fact that I am now once again having a solo career at my age is a miracle.”
"The piano saved my spirit and gave my life a purpose ... I've had a hunger for music making all my life, and that hunger hasn't abated."