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Biography - short version

“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. She believes that music can work wonders and even defeat all evil. 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 and high technical ability”.

Currently she is preparing a larger video project in which she will record classical piano works for YouTube.

Her concert at the Steinway House Hamburg received standing ovation and with Bamberg Symphonic Orchestra and Bayerischer Rundfunk (Public Bavarian Radio) she recorded Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 9, KV 271 (Jeunehomme), Maurice Ravel’s Gaspard de la nuit and Domenico Scarlatti’s Keyboard Sonata in D-minor, K 141 that are all yearly broadcast in the radio, e.g. on BR-Klassik.

Tanja graduated at the Tchaikowsky Music Academy in Kiev, Ukraine, and the University of Music and Performing Arts Munich with Professor Michael Schäfer. She was the winner of the First Prize of the Salerno Piano Competition in Italy and received prestigious scholarships by G. Henle Publications and the foundation Deutsche Stiftung Musikleben.

In addition to her work as a soloist she is also an enthusiastic music educator for small children and performs with them as a children’s choir accompanying them on the piano.

Besides music she loves the visual arts, especially works that evoke poetry such as those by Pieter Bruegel or Marc Chagall.
Last updated: 5 October 2020 (259 words)

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