Katharina Hack 

Pianist

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BIOGRAPHY

The German pianist Katharina Hack gives concerts both in Germany and abroad as a many sided artist. She performs as a soloist and in a duo with her sister, the cellist Anouchka Hack and her interest ranges from well known works of different epochs to less often performed compositions and free improvisation.

 

The General Anzeiger in Bonn wrote about her recital with Anouchka Hack in the Beethovenhaus:“What these two musicians had to offer was from the very first note simply breathtaking: (…) here predominated a complete chamber music rapport which was combined with a profound and highly intelligent understanding of the works. This combination had to result in a pinnacle of achievement.” (08.05.2018)

 

In 2019 Katharina Hack was awarded the first prize in the competition for the Steinway Foerderpreis in Frankfurt. In the season 2019/20 a series of piano recitals will take her through the whole of the German Federal Republic and the cello-piano duo will go on a tour of China.In the season 2018/19 Katharina Hack performed the rarely played piano concerto by Isaac Albeniz.

Katharina and Anouchka Hack gave their debut in a recital at the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival and in lunchtime concerts of the Berlin Philharmonic in the Berlin Philharmonie concert hall. They have given concerts in France, Belgium, Roumania, Denmark and Switzerland. In the season 2017/18 they were presented with the “Young Artist Award” of the International Music Festival Buxtehude and the second prize of the Possehl Competition in Luebeck. In 2018 the Dortmund Casino Gesellschaft awarded them the “Musicus” prize. In addition the duo was adopted for the “Best of NRW” concert series.

They have made recordings for West German Radio, North German Radio and for medici.tv.

 

Katharina Hack was born in Cologne in 1994 and grew up in Antwerp and Dortmund. She studied with Ilya Scheps in Cologne, with Konstanze Eickhorst in Luebeck and at present with Bernd Glemser in Wuerzburg. She received important musical impulses from Andrej Jaszinski, Gautier Capucon, Stefan Vladar and Anatol Ugorski. Katharina Hack is a scholarship holder of the  Deutsche Stiftung Musikleben and the Artur- and Lieselotte Dumcke Foundation.

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