Aug. 16, 1982
Graduated from the Hannover University for Music, Drama and Media studying under Profs. Arie Vardi and Matti Raekallio (2010). In 2013 she won the 14th International Beethoven Piano Competition in Vienna and was a prize winner at the Busoni International Piano Competition in Bolzano (Italy). In 2014 at the Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Competition in Tel Aviv she received the audience favourite award and the critics’ prize after her performance with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra. In the 2014-2015 season she has gone on tour in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, Israel, Japan, China, and Australia. She has recorded a disc of Beethoven sonatas.
What is your favorite meal?
My Mum's cooking.
Do you have a favorite motto or proverb that you live your life by?
As one of my first piano teachers said: To play fast, one has to play fast. (You can’t reach your goals if you don’t try).
Which person or people inspire you the most?
Beethoven. What inspires me the most: a healthy dose of risiko.
If you were 80 years old, what advice would you give to young people today?
Life is far too important to be taken seriously (Oscar Wilde).
How do you overcome the stage fright? / What is your ritual before going on stage?
The more prepared one is, the less stage fright one gets.
What job would you least like to do?
To be a critic.
Is there a joke about musicians that you would like to share with us?
"To be is to do, said Socrates. "To do is to be," said Sartre. "Do be do be do," said Sinatra.
What is your favorite noise/sound? What is the most annoying noise for you?
Favourite: Silence, no sound at all, annoying: alarm clock.
What is the first thing you think about when you hear the word Tchaikovsky?
What is the first thing you think about when you hear the word competition?