Classical Barcelona • International Piano Competition 2023
5–8 October, 2023

Cordelia Höfer-Teutsch ← Back to list

Cordelia Höfer-Teutsch — Classical Barcelona • International Piano Competition 2023

Cordelia Höfer born in Munich/Bavaria, completed her studies in piano at the University of music in Salzburg under Hans Leygraf and in Munich under Klaus Schilde and Hugo Steurer graduating with the highest honors. In Salzburg she also majored in conducting under Gerhard Wimberger and chamber music.

1979 she won first prize of the „Kurt Leimer Competition“of Mozarteum in Salzburg.

She acquired further valuable inspiration from Wilhelm Kempff (in Positano), Sandor Vegh, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Tatjana Nikolajewa and Elisabeth Leonskaja.

At the age of 15 she debuted in Munich with orchestra performing Carl Maria Weber's Konzertstück op.79. Her extensive concert experience involving solo appearances with renowned orchestras lead her to visit many countries in Europe, the USA, Korea, China and Japan.

2006 she toured Japan with her trio consisted by her children Saskia Roczek ( and Leonhard Roczek ( .

For more than 30 years she has played concerts regularly with members of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchester.

She has further performed numerous concerts with artists including Ruggiero Ricci, Aurora Natola-Ginastera, Rainer Honeck, Götz Teutsch, Ivry Gitlis, Heinrich Schiff, Thomas Riebl, Anna Prohaska etc.

She began teaching at the Mozarteum in 1982 with a lectureship, and has been a professor for piano and chamber music till now since 2002.

Her Students have won more than 50 prizes at international competitions in the last few years.

Notable Festivals appearances: “Mostly Mozart” New York, “Kontrapunkte” at the Salzburger Osterfestspiele (Austria), Luzern Festival (Switzerland) the Kuhmo Festival in Finland, the Mozart-Woche in Salzburg, Mozart Festival Cluj, Theatre Festival Sibiu (Romania), the Summer Festival in Portogruaro (Italy), BUNT-Festival Belgrade (Serbia), Osterfestspiele Baden-Baden (Germany), Shanghai Piano Festival (China), among many others.

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