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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. 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 and high technical ability”. She received standing ovations for her concert at the Steinway House in Hamburg. Her recordings, produced by Bayerischer Rundfunk (Public Bavarian Radio), are regularly broadcast on the radio, e.g. on BR-Klassik.

These include a collaboration with the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra under Jonathan Nott on a recording of Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 9, KV 271 (Jeunehomme), as well as recordings of Maurice Ravel’s Gaspard de la nuit and Domenico Scarlatti’s Keyboard Sonata in D-minor, K 141.

Tanja graduated at the Tchaikovsky Music Academy in Kiev, Ukraine, and the University of Music and Performing Arts Munich with Professor Gerhard Oppitz and Professor Michael Schäfer. She was the winner of the First Prize of the International Piano Competition in Salerno, Italy, and was a scholarship holder by G. Henle Publications and the foundation Deutsche Stiftung Musikleben.

Besides music, she also loves painting, for example the paintings of Pieter Bruegel and Marc Chagall.

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 (311 words)

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