Aug. 7, 1984
Graduated from the Hannover University for Music, Drama and Media (2006). In 2008 she won third prize in the Hong Kong International Piano Competition. In 2013 she was awarded a special prize for the best performance of Mozart at the Cleveland International Piano Competition (USA). In 2014 she took the silver medal in two international competitions, one at Hilton Head (USA) and the other in San Marino. She has appeared with the Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra, the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, the Hong Kong Chamber Orchestra, and the San Marino Symphony Orchestra among others. She has appeared on tour in China, the USA, North America, and Europe. Her début on disc features works by Chopin and Ravel and was released by the German label, Genuin.
Which people would you invite as guests to your dream dinner party?
My family and close friends.
What is your favorite meal?
Chinese hot pot.
Do you have a favorite motto or proverb that you live your life by?
You only live once, so bring out the best in you!
Which person or people inspire you the most?
There is too much that inspires me!
If you were 80 years old, what advice would you give to young people today?
To try out and experience as much as possible, not only in music.
What would you like people to say about you?
I have no influence over that, so why speculate!
How do you overcome the stage fright? / What is your ritual before going on stage?
That's a good question...
When you perform... who are you playing for?
For every single listener in the hall.
What job would you least like to do?
A cleaner. I hate cleaning!
Is there a joke about musicians that you would like to share with us?
Two classical musicians are having a conversation. Musician A: I bought your CD yesterday. Musician B: Oh, YOU were the one!
What's the "most played" non-classical track on your phone?
The Huawei ringtone.
You are on a desert island and can bring only 3 items, what do you bring?
Three packed suitcases.
What is your favorite noise/sound? What is the most annoying noise for you?
Most favorite: Sound of the sea. Most annoying: Cell phone ringing before 8 a. m.
If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?
I could live anywhere, as long as I am surrounded by my family and friends.
What is the first thing you think about when you hear the word Tchaikovsky?
His first piano concerto.
What is the first thing you think about when you hear the word competition?
Practice, practice, getting to know interesting musicians, practice, practice!