ABOUT    

Viviana-Zarah is a pianist and has a full scholarship at the Yehudi Menuhin School in London where she studies with Prof. Marcel Baudet. Born in 1999, she started taking lessons at the age of 5 and has won first prizes in many national and international piano competitions such as the ‚Bundeswettbewerb Jugend Musiziert‘ and the ‘Lions Klavierwettbewerb’ in Germany, the ‚Concorso Internazionale Mozart‘ in Italy and the ‚Concours International de Piano, Alexandre Scriabine‘ in Paris. In 2012 she was selected by Lang Lang to perform at his birthday concert in the O2 Arena in Berlin. Further she performed a piano-violin duo with Arabella Steinbacher at the Künstlerhaus in Munich, at the prize winners Gala ‘Sternstunden’ of the Bayerischer Rundfunk, at the Gala Concert of the Bowdoin Music Festival and at the prize winners concert in the Philharmonie of Munich. She had her orchestral debut with the Orchestra of the Bayerischer Rundfunk where she performed Chopin`s 2nd piano concerto in the prestigious Cuvilliés Theater in Munich. Furthermore Hyung-ki Joo is her mentor and teacher. Masterclasses with prestigious teachers such as Prof. Kämmerling, Prof. Yablonskaya and Prof. Boris Slutsky complement her education.

 

Teachers

Maja Nikolic (September 2004- July 2012),
Städtische Sing- & Musikschule, Munich.

Prof. Massimiliano Mainolfi (September 2012 – July 2015),
Pre-College Dept. of Music, Städtische Sing- & Musikschule, Munich.

Prof. Marcel Baudet (September 2015 – graduating July 2018),
Yehudi Menuhin School, London.

Mariana Izman (September 2015 – 2017),
Deputy Piano Teacher at Yehudi Menuhin School, London.

Prach Boondiskulchok ( September 2015 – 2016),
Assistant Piano Teacher of Yehudi Menuhin School, London.

Hyung-ki Joo (May 2014 – to this day),
Mentor and visiting artist at the Yehudi Menuhin School, Vienna/London.

Masterclasses

Prof. Karl-Heinz Kämmerling (2011)

Prof. Pavel Nersessian (2012)

Prof. Oxana Yablonskaya (2013)

Prof. Boris Slutsky (2014, Bowdoin Music Festival)

Prof. Dominique Merlet (2015 Internationale Sommerakademie Mozarteum)

Prof. Jerome Rose (2016)

Competitions

1st prize at Jugend Musiziert, Germany (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014)

1st prize at Lions Piano Competition, Germany (2013)

1st prize at Concorso Città di Piove di Sacco, Italy (2013)

1st prize at Concorso Internazionale Mozart, Italy (2012)

Concerts

Recital with Arabella Steinbacher at the Künstlerhaus in Munich (2011)

Prize winners Gala Sternstunden, Allerheiligen Hofkirche Munich (2012)

Prize winners Gala at the Bayerische Rundfunk, Munich (2012)

`Happy Birthday Lang Lang`, on stage with Lang Lang and Herbie Hancock at the O2 Arena in Berlin (2012)

Closing concert at the Summit Music Festival, New York State (2012)

Prize winners Gala at the Philharmonie in Munich (2014 & 2015)

Solo recitals at Steinway Haus, Munich (2014)

Solo recitals at Gasteig, Carl-Orff Saal in Munich (2014 & 2015)

`Rising Stars of tomorrow‘, Bowdoin Music Festival (2014)

`Showcase Concert`at the Yehudi Menuhin Hall, London (2015, 2016 & 2017)

`Hommage to Yehudi Menuhin` at the Konzerthaus Berlin (2016)

`Hommage to Yehudi Menuhin` in Warsaw (2016)

Recital at Schloss Nymphenburg, Munich (2016)

`Jubiläumskonzert` at the Cuvilliés Theater with the Orchestra of the Bayerische Rundfunk, Munich (2017)

Solo debut at Wigmore Hall in London (Spring 2018)

Recital at Nazareth Church, Munich (November 2018)

January 12th & 15th, 2019: Viviana-Zarah Baudis & Friends Concerts, Munich

Repertoire    

SOLO

Frederyk Chopin (1810-1849)

Studies Op. 10 No. 1,4,5,8,9,12
Ballade Op. 23
Studies Op. 25 No. 2,4,5,6,7,10,12
Preludes Op. 28 No. 1-8
Scherzo Op. 31
Impromptu Op. 36 No. 2
Impromptu Op. 51 No. 3
Nocturne Op. 72 No.1
Nocturne Op.posth. No. 20
Waltz Op. 64 No. 2
Waltz Op. 48
Waltz Op.posth.

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)

Sonata Op. 2 No. 3
Sonata Op. 10 No. 3
Sonata Op. 13
Sonata Op. 78
Sonata Op. 101
Sonata Op.81 (a)

Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)

Sonata Op. 5 No. 3
Ballades Op. 10
7 Fantasien Op.116
Intermezzi Op.117 

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

Italian Concerto BWV 971
English Suite No. 2
Prelude and Fugue WTC 1 BWV 851
Prelude and Fugue WTC 2 BWV 874
Fantasy in c-minor
Prelude and Fugue WTC 2 BWV 881
Prelude and Fugue WTC 2 BWV 885

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

Italian Concerto BWV 971
English Suite No. 2
Prelude and Fugue WTC 1 BWV 851
Prelude and Fugue WTC 2 BWV 874
Fantasy in c-minor
Prelude and Fugue WTC 2 BWV 881
Prelude and Fugue WTC 2 BWV 885

Domenico Scarlatti (1685-1757)

Piano Sonata K 466
Piano Sonata K 446

Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)

Sonata Hob.XVI/34

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)

Fantasy KV 397
Sonata No.1 K 297
Sonata for Piano and Violin K.304

Achille-Claude Debussy (1862-1918)

Arabesque No. 1
Preludes Book 1 :
1 Danseuses de Delphes
2 Voiles
3 Le vent dans la plaine
4 Les sons et les parfums tournent dans l’air du soir
5 Les collines d’Anacapri
6 Des pas sur la neige
7 Ce qu’a vu le vent d’ouest
Study No. 10 Pour les sonorités opposées

Sergei Wassiljewitsch Rachmaninov (1873-1943)

Prelude Op. 23 No. 5
Study Op. 39 No. 9

Robert Schumann (1810-1856)

Sonata Op.22 No.2
Allegro Op.8

Franz Liszt (1811-1886)

Hungarian Rhapsody No. 10
Study No. 6/ Variations on a Theme of Paganini
Two concert Études S. 145
La Campanella

Pjotr Iljitsch Tchaikowsky (1840-1893)

Seasons Op. 37, May, June, July

Bela Bartok (1881-1945)

Sonata Sz.80

Franz Schubert (1797 – 1828)

Impromptus Op.90
Sonata D.960

Gabriel Prokofiev

Piano Book 1

Chamber Music

Robert Schumann (1810-1856)

Sonata for Violin and Piano in a minor
Stücke im Volkston´ for Cello and Piano

Achille Claude Debussy (1862-1918)

Sonata for Violin and Piano
Sonata for Cello and Piano

Fritz Kreisler (1875-1962)

Love`s sorrow

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)

Sonata for Piano Four Hands K.521

Sonata for Piano and Violin. K.304

Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)

Hungarian Dances for Piano Four Hands No.1, 2, 5

Scherzo for Violin and Piano from FAE Sonata

Darius Milhaud (1892-1974)

Scaramouche for Two Pianos

Bohuslav Martinů (1890-1959)

Variations on a Slovak Theme for Cello and Piano

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)

Piano Trio Op. 11

Violin and Piano Sonata Op. 30 No. 2

Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy (1809-1847)

Piano Trio Op. 49

Antonin Dvořák (1841-1904)

Dumky Trio Op. 90

James MacMillan (1959 – ):

Piano Trio No. 2

Dmitri Shostakovich (1906 – 1975)

Cello Sonata Op.40

Pjotr Iljitsch Tchaikowsky (1840 – 1893)

Nutcracker Suite for Two Pianos Op. 71

Francis Poulenc (1899 – 1963)

Sextet for wind quintet and piano

Béla Bartók (1881 – 1945)

       Rhapsody for Violin and Piano Sz.87

 

Piano Concertos

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

Piano Concerto BWV 1056

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)

Piano Concerto K.466
Piano Concerto KV 271
Piano Concerto Op.37 Nr.3

Frederyk Chopin (1810-1849)

Piano Concerto Op. 11 No.1
Piano Concerto Op. 21 No.2

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)

Piano Concerto Op.37 No.3

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My Motivation

For as long as I remember, I’ve always wanted to become a musician. Among all my interests, Music is the one that taught me the most and changed me the most as a person, and it seemed only logical that embracing a career in Music would be the most fulfilling option for me. I was fortunate enough to live through a few exceptional experiences that only confirmed what was evident from the beginning; that I should become a musician. The first one of such memories occurred when I was 12 years old. I heard an advert on the radio telling

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