Overnight, the country I was born in didn’t exist anymore.
After having had a peaceful childhood in the DDR (German Democratic Republic) with intensive classical piano training since the age of 5, I had the chance to experience international education as a University student abroad. I studied a Music degree by the sea at Southampton University, England. Also, at this time I used the opportunity to participate in the Erasmus scheme, learning at the Università degli Studi di Ferrara (Italy) and the Universiteit Utrecht (Netherlands). Later I continued in a unique Master’s Music Degree course in contemporary music performance in London (UK). For me, it was a perfect time to explore the language, music, culture and lifestyle of the different European countries.
A forever bonding time with cultural diversities!
After university life I continued learning with Alfons Kontarsky at the Konservatorium Salzburg while living and working as a piano teacher and pianist in Munich.
After moving to Switzerland in 2001 I got married and became a mother of two girls. Whilst bringing them up I continued my career as a pianist in Schaffhausen and giving concerts in the UK, Germany as well as Switzerland. I am engaged in children’s musical education and launched several school projects combining visual and audible arts with youngsters in both Germany and Switzerland.
In 2016 I released the “Creating Childhood” CD with Oehms Classics where I performed music with and from my girls (in duo and their composition) – a beautiful “mother and daughters” experience. With this album the start of my composition career began. Encouraged by Cyprien Katsaris, Fazil Say and Werner Bärtschi who repeatedly pointed out to extend and believe in my compositional and creative talent.
Since then numerous pieces were born, published, recorded and performed internationally. Presently I am working on an commissioned orchestration of my “Munotglöcklein” - piano for 4hands piece ae well as on a piano concerto – which is a completely new and thrilling experience. Next to that, there are many more projects in for next year.