Tuesday May 28th 2.00 pm
Natalia Ehwald (piano)
Schubert: Sonata in A minor D664
Schubert: Moment Musicaux D780
Schubert: Waldszenen Op 82
Admission free with retiring collection. No tickets issued beforehand
Natalia Ehwald was born in Germnay in 1983. She studied in Weimar and then at the age of 16 a student at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki. She finished her studies in Hamburg, where she passed both her diploma and Konzertexamen with distinction. She received further musical stimulation from Arie Vardi, Bernard Ringeissen and Georg Sava. She won prizes at national and international competitions, including the Czerny Competition in Prague in 1999 and at the Grotrian-Steinweg Competition in Braunschweig in 1997, followed by first prize at the International Greta-Erikson Competition in Sweden in 2000, and first prize and special prize of the Menuhin Foundation at the Robert Schumann Competition for young pianists in Zwickau. In 2006 she won the “Prize for Special Creativity” at the International SEILER Competition in Greece, and one year later she won second prize at the Competition of the Cultural Society of the German Business and Commerce Association.
In recent years she has toured widely in Europe, USA and Asia. She has played with the Radio Symphony Orchestra Warsaw, the Shenzhen Symphony Orchestra, the Hamburg Symphony Orchestra, the Rubinstein Philharmonic Orchestra Lodz, the Magdeburg Philharmonic, the Mittelsächsische Philharmonie and the Zielona Gora Philharmonic, among others. She has performed at venues including the Berlin Philharmonic Hall, the Konzerthaus Berlin and the Hamburger Musikhalle, and at festivals such as the Sommerliche Musiktage Hitzacker and Puplinge Classique in Geneva. From 2009 to 2011 she was an assistant professor at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hamburg. She lives in Berlin.