portrait photo showing Tanja Huppert
×
Portrait photo of Tanja Huppert: The photographer is standing to the left of her, his face facing him. She is wearing a dark blue blouse. The face is zoomed in very close.

About me

Learn a little more about me and my artistic work in this video.
To watch the video in best HD quality you can watch it on vimeo.
The video is in German with English subtitles.

Please note that older browsers are not able to show videos on vimeo.
Please use in this case the video on this page or go directly to YouTube.

News

14/03/2022 Recording for Ukraine in the Bavarian Academy of Fine Arts

Tanja Huppert plays the folk song in a hall of the Bavarian Academy of Fine Arts. Tanja can be seen far away at a grand piano on the left edge of the picture. The hall looks majestic with high windows in the round arch - like in a castle - and the hall has light blue walls.

I am recording the Ukrainian folk song Watching into the sky and thinking a thought in a version for piano by Wilfried Hiller for the Bavarian Academy of Fine Arts.

This song is played at the beginning of every event at the Academy until the war in my home country Ukraine is over. I very much hope that this will be the case as soon as possible.

You can listen to the song on the Academy’s (German) page:
https://www.badsk.de/aktuelles/akademie-daheim/»ich-schaue-den-himmel«-ukrainisches-volkslied

Here are the lyrics of the song translated from Ukrainian into English.

Watching the sky and thinking a thought:
Why am I not a falcon? Why am I not flying?
Why, Lord, have you not granted me wings?
I would the earth forsake and fly to the heavens.
Ukrainian flag

The original was composed by the Ukrainian composer Lyudmila Alexandrova. The entire text was written in 1841 by the famous Ukrainian poet Mychajlo Petrenko.

It was the first song sung in space - on 12 August 1962 by Ukrainian cosmonaut Pavel Popovich.
Here you can see an excerpt of it on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JbsfBjmS-ZQ&t=65s

18/02/2022 New Release in Classical New Releases on Spotify

album cover of release 'Domenico Scarlatti: Keyboard Sonata in C-sharp Minor, K.247'
screenshot of Spotify's Classical New Releases playlist with Tanja Huppert's release 'Domenico Scarlatti: Keyboard Sonata in C-sharp Minor, K.247'

My new single Domenico Scarlatti: Keyboard Sonata in C-sharp Minor K. 247 was put by Spotify on their editorial playlist »Classical New Releases«. This list contains the best releases of the week.
You can listen to the release on Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music, Deezer and other streaming platforms.

Follow me on your favourite streaming platform to never miss a release again.

15/01/2022 Goldberg Variations on the radio in Canada Logo of the Quebec radio station CKIA FM 88.3

The radio station CKIA FM 88.3, based in Quebec, Canada, broadcasts pieces from my album “Bach: Goldberg Variations” on the programme “Aubade” on two weekends in January and the first Saturday in February. It takes place on Saturdays and Sundays between 1:00 pm and 3 pm CET.

Here are the broadcast dates:
  • Saturday, 05/02/22
  • Sunday, 23/01/22
  • Saturday, 22/01/22
  • Sunday, 16/01/22
  • Saturday, 15/01/22

Many thanks to CKIA FM 88.3!

09/01/2022 Over 48,000 streams of Goldberg Variations on Spotify within 16 days

My recording of Johann Sebastian Bach's Goldberg Variations was added to Spotify's editorial playlist »Classical New Releases« on 24/12/2021 and was there until 07/02/2022. It was ranked number 2 until 04/01/22 and number 3 from 04/01/22 until 07/01/22.

Since then it has been streamed over 48,000 times until 08/01/22 and I have gained over 28,000 listeners as a result. Thanks to Spotify and everyone who has streamed works from this album.

You can listen to the album here.

Classical New Releases on 04/01/22
Streams by 08/01/22
Monthly listeners by 08/01/22

01/10/2021 Book of Stars

The two-and-a-half-hour piano cycle Book of Stars by Wilfried Hiller was re-recorded this year at the Munich Philharmony in the Gasteig. Here you can hear the last work Hercules from the Book of Stars in which all 88 keys of the piano are made to sound.

From 1 October 2021, you can listen to the Book of Stars on Spotify, Apple Music, and Amazon Music.

27/09/2021 radio klassik Stephansdom Logo von Radio Klassik Stephansdom

On 27 September 2021, together with Wilfried Hiller, I was a guest in the studio of the Viennese radio station radio klassik Stephansdom in the programme Rubato with the presenter Arabella Fenyves. Among other things, it was about the
Book of Stars.

You can listen to the whole programme (in German) here:

Bio

“Music is the deepest expression of my soul” says Munich-based pianist Tanja Huppert who sees her most important task in re-feeling the composer’s inner world - when writing their music - and conveying it to the listener. Her concern is to bring this music to the stage as a wonderfully beneficial force that enriches our lives and brings out the good in them.
Kirill Petrenko, chief conductor of Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, described her interpretation of Johann Sebastian Bach’s Goldberg Variations BWV 988 as “subtle” and “played with great musicality, creativity high technical ability”. Her recordings produced by Bayerischer Rundfunk (Public Bavarian Radio), among others with the Bamberg Symphonic Orchestra, are regularly broadcast on the radio, e.g. on BR-Klassik.
Her 2021 recording of Johann Sebastian Bach’s Goldberg Variations BWV 988 was set by Spotify on rank 2 in their editorial playlist “Classical New Releases” on Christmas 21 as well as her recording of Domenico Scarlatti’s Keyboard Sonata in C-Sharp Minor, K 247 in their edition of 18th February 22.
She is currently preparing a larger video project in which she will record classical piano works for YouTube.

Last updated: 9 June 2022 (187 words)

Programme suggestions

Goldberg Variations

For me, they are one of the most beautiful works for piano, and they vividly illustrate Bach's ingenious foresight for the musical possibilities to come with the advent of the piano. At the same time, they represent a wonderful counterpoint to the fast-moving habits of our time and are therefore very topical from my point of view. I also offer this programme as a matinée.

Short info to be published shortly Johann Sebastian Bach: Goldberg Variations (BWV 988)

~

Book of Stars

In this 150-minute piano concert you will take a journey to the 88 constellations of the sky. After this journey, you will no longer believe in the coincidence that there are as many piano keys as there are star constellations. Experience the concert in a hall or under the open starry sky and forget time and space.

Download short info Wilfried Hiller: Book of Stars

~

Inspired by Vienna

My beloved place in Vienna is the salon room in the Mozarthaus, where Mozart and Haydn played their string quartets with their friends and where the view from the window has not changed for 300 years. The idea for this program came to me there, because practically at the same time Haydn, Beethoven and Schubert were inspired by Vienna and yet musically expressed themselves in different ways. This is precisely what I would like to show with this programme.

J. Haydn: Piano Sonata C Major Hob. XVI:48
J. Haydn: Andante con variazioni for piano F minor Hob. XVII:6
J. Haydn: Piano Sonata in E Minor Hob. XVI:34

Franz Schubert: Moments musicaux D. 780 op. 94:
   No. 1 in C major, No. 3 in F minor, No. 6 in A flat major.
Ludwig van Beethoven: Sonata No. 30 op. 109
Download short info

Calendar

Next dates
I am currently preparing for a larger video project. You will find out more about it here soon.
Past dates
Monday, 14 March 2022
Recording of the Ukrainian folk song Watching into the sky and thinking a thought in an arrangement by Wilfried Hiller in the Bavarian Academy of Fine Arts.
» to the recording
Friday, 18 February 2022
00:00 am
Release of my newest single Domenico Scarlatti: Keyboard Sonata in C-sharp minor, K.247 on
Spotify, Amazon Music, Apple Music, Deezer and other streaming platforms
Saturday, 5 February 2022
betw. 1 and 3 pm: J. S. Bach: Goldberg Variations, BWV 988
The Canadian radio station »CKIA FM 88.3« will broadcast in the programme »Aubade« a work from my album of Johann Sebastian Bach's Goldberg Variations.
CKIA FM 88.3 (Québec, Kanada): CKIA FM 88.3
Sunday, 23 January 2022
betw. 1 and 3 pm: J. S. Bach: Goldberg Variations, BWV 988
The Canadian radio station »CKIA FM 88.3« will broadcast in the programme »Aubade« a work from my album of Johann Sebastian Bach's Goldberg Variations.
CKIA FM 88.3 (Québec, Kanada): CKIA FM 88.3
Saturday, 22 January 2022
betw. 1 and 3 pm: J. S. Bach: Goldberg Variations, BWV 988
The Canadian radio station »CKIA FM 88.3« will broadcast in the programme »Aubade« a work from my album of Johann Sebastian Bach's Goldberg Variations.
CKIA FM 88.3 (Québec, Kanada): CKIA FM 88.3
Sunday, 16 January 2022
betw. 1 and 3 pm: J. S. Bach: Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: Variatio 26. a2 Clav.
The Canadian radio station »CKIA FM 88.3« broadcasts in the programme »Aubade«
Variatio 26. a2 Clav. from my album of Johann Sebastian Bach's Goldberg Variations.

CKIA FM 88.3 (Québec, Kanada): CKIA FM 88.3
Saturday, 15 January 2022
betw. 1 and 3 pm: J. S. Bach: Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: Variatio 25. a2 Clav.: Adagio
The Canadian radio station »CKIA FM 88.3« broadcasts in the programme »Aubade«
Variatio 25. a2 Clav.: Adagio from my album of Johann Sebastian Bach's Goldberg Variations.

CKIA FM 88.3 (Québec, Kanada): CKIA FM 88.3
Monday, 27 September 2021
11:00-12:00 am:  Book of Stars
Live interview on Radio Klassik Stephansdom with the composer Wilfried Hiller moderated by Arabella Fenyves as well as a selection of works from Wilfried Hiller's piano cycle "Book of Stars".
Radio Klassik Stephansdom (Vienna, Austria): radioklassik.at
Friday, 24 September 2021
20:00:  Hilleriana – Ein Nach(t)konzert
as part of the festival week «75 Jahre Tonkünstler München e.V.»
Rubinstein-Saal, Landsberger Straße 336, 80687 Munich, Germany
» show map » put into calendar
Thursday, 24 June 2021
20:00:  interrogated? Wilfried Hiller on his 80th birthday
Seidlvilla, Nikolaiplatz 1b, 80802 Munich, Germany
» show map » put into calendar
Friday, 13 March 2021
ca. 11:33: Maurice Ravel: Gaspard de la Nuit - Ondine
in the broadcast Meine Musik on BR-Klassik.
Guest: the composer Wilfried Hiller, Moderation: Susanne Schmerda
At the time of the recording I was yet called Schermann.
» further information
Thursday, 18 February 2021
ca. 05:50: Domenico Scarlatti: Sonata d minor, K 141
in ARD night concert on all cultural radio programmes of the ARD, e.g. on BR-Klassik
At the time of the recording I was yet called Schermann.
» further information
Friday, 25 September 2020
00:05-02:00: Maurice Ravel: Gaspard de la nuit
in ARD night concert on all cultural radio programmes of the ARD, e.g. on BR-Klassik
At the time of the recording I was yet called Schermann.
» further information
Sunday, 13 September 2020
06:05-07:00: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Piano Concerto E-flat Major, Rondeau, KV 271
with Bamberg Symphonic Orchestra
in the broadcast Auftakt on BR-Klassik.
At the time of the recording I was yet called Schermann.
» further information
Wednesday, 19 August 2020
ca. 05:50: Domenico Scarlatti: Sonata d minor, K 141
in ARD night concert on all cultural radio programmes of the ARD, e.g. on BR-Klassik
At the time of the recording I was yet called Schermann.
» further information
Monday, 23 September 2019
07:16: Domenico Scarlatti: Sonata d minor, K 141
in the broadcast Allegro on BR-Klassik
At the time of the recording I was yet called Schermann.
» further information
Friday, 25 January 2019
06:26: Domenico Scarlatti: Sonata d minor, K 141
in the broadcast Allegro on BR-Klassik
At the time of the recording I was yet called Schermann.
» further information
Friday, 11 January 2019
00:00-02:00: Maurice Ravel: Gaspard de la nuit
in ARD night concert on all cultural radio programmes of the ARD, e.g. on kulturradio rbb
At the time of the recording I was yet called Schermann.
» further information (see page 11)

Reactions

Her subtle interpretation and a rich tone are evidence of a matured musical personality. Kirill Petrenko, Chief Conductor Berliner Philharmoniker
…the best Goldberg Variations are played by Tanja Huppert, Simone Dinnerstein and Glenn Gould. Bernhard Kerres, Director of the Wiener Konzerthaus from 2007 until 2013, on March 2022 in Twitter, after listening a Spotify playlist with various famous pianists playing the Goldberg Variations
Tanja Huppert fetched the 88 star constellations from the sky. And placed them on the keyboard of the Steinway grand piano like precious pearls. Wilfried Hiller, Composer, in a report in the 2021 autumn issue of the magazine »crescendo« - one of the largest and most important cultural magazines in Europe
A wonderful balance between technical ability, musicality, inspiration and wit. Jonathan Nott, Chief Conductor Orchestre de la Suisse Romande (Geneva, Switzerland)
A highly gifted pianist with an own musical profile. Prof. Joachim Kaiser, Music Critic

Audio

Here you can listen to this locally hosted audio file.
You are not connected with SoundCloud when clicking the play button.

If you want to listen to other works of mine please go to my SoundCloud page.
I am really looking forward your visit.

Newsletter

Your registration could not be saved. Please try again.
Your subscription was successful.
Imprint Privacy Policy