Ana-Marija Markovina is an authentic and unconventional artist. The classical music business has gotten tougher each year, but Ana-Marija Markovina has maintained her point of view that music needs freedom and that it can only flourish when it is willing to take uncalculated risks. Music is inseparable from the individuals who compose it.

At the same time she broadened her horizon with intensive studies of history, art and culture. Prestigious teachers such as Vitaly Margulis, Anatol Ugorski and Paul Badura-Skoda gave her important insights in all facets of piano literature, such as the technical perfection of the Russian school or the formal traditions of the Viennese school.

She has appeared as soloist with many orchestras in Germany and abroad such as the Oulu Symphony Orchestra in Finland, the Szczecin Philharmonic Orchestra in Poland, the Philharmonic Orchestra in Kaliningrad, the Radio Philharmonic Orchestra Bukarest and the New Japan Philharmonic Orchestra Tokyo. Her debut in Japan took place during the International Piano Festival in Yokohama, after which she was invited to all major Japanese music centers. She was a guest at important festivals including Bach-Wochen Ansbach, Hamburger Bachfest, Schleswig-Holstein Musikfestival, Klavier-Festival Ruhr, Hohenloher Musiksommer, Beethovenfest Bonn, Musikfesttage Frankfurt an der Oder, Brandenburgische Sommerkonzerte, Festspiele
Europäische Wochen Passau, International Piano Stars Festival in Latvia and the Festival Estoril in Portugal.

A busy concert activity as a soloist brought her on regular basis to such significant venues as the Philharmonie and the Konzerthaus Berlin, Laeiszhalle Hamburg,
Beethovenhalle Bonn, Prinzregententheater and Herkulessaal München, Liederhalle Stuttgart, Meistersingerhalle Nürnberg, Glocke in Bremen and many more. She played abroad in the important halls of i.e. Vienna, Rome, Milan, London, Amsterdam, Luxembourg, Bucharest, Sofia, Thessaloniki, St. Petersburg, Kiev, Taschkent, Managua, San Salvador, Panama, Mexico, Guatemala, San José, Chicago, Washington DC, Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka, Nagoya, Sapporo and in additional 20 countries.

There are many surprises amongst her numerous CD recordings, such as the world premiere recordings of the complete piano works of Hugo Wolf, Louise Adolpha Le Beau and Anton Urspruch (Genuin) and of Engelbert Humperdinck’s four-hand version of Wagner’s Parsifal (Gramola with C. Garben). Carl Phillip Emanuel Bach’s musical cosmos has been at the center of her pre-occupations for years. This fascination resulted in her recording of his complete work for piano on 26 CD’s, which appeared on Hänssler Classic in February 2014 for the 300th birthday of the composer. The CD-box met with an enormous resonance at home and abroad. It was celebrated worldwide as a milestone of recording history and was awarded the Preis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik in May 2014. In 2017, the recording of the entire solo piano work of Anton Urspruch, published by Hänssler Classic, was celebrated equally by the media and feuilletons.
fascination resulted in her recording of his complete work for piano on 26 CD’s, which appeared on Hänssler Classic in February 2014 for the 300th birthday of the composer. The CD-box met with an enormous resonance at home and abroad. It was celebrated worldwide as a milestone of recording history and was awarded the Preis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik in May 2014. In 2017, the recording of the entire solo piano work of Anton Urspruch, published by Hänssler Classic, was celebrated equally by the media and feuilletons.

Numerous radio and television appearances in Germany, North and South America, Russia and Asia, recordings and CD productions (Hänssler Classic, Sony Classical, Gramola, Marc Aurel, Genuin etc.) complete her profile.

Special highlights in 2018 included a concert and master classes in Panama in April at the invitation of the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany, the publication of Anton Bruckner’s complete solo piano works with previously unpublished material from Kitzler’s Studienbuch in June, the world premiere of Stefan Heucke’s 3rd Sonata at the Hohenloher Kultursommer and her highly acclaimed performance on October 3 on the occasion of the German Unity Day in Bonn at the invitation of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation. Soon her latest CD with the piano concertos of Edvard Grieg and Franz Berwald will be released. Further projects include the recording of the complete piano solo works of Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy as well as jury activities in Russia, Spain and Italy.

Ana-Marija Markovina is a passionate teacher. Her international master classes attract worldwide many participants. Her exceptional sensibility permits her to grasp at once the personality and the capacities of her students.

Ana-Marija Markovina believes that the interpretation of music is at the same time an analysis of the psychology of its creators and thus a reflection on the soul of their works. She maintains close contacts to international research on creativity and the mind. She is writing a book about the psychological, philosophical and neuro-psychological foundations of piano playing. In collaboration with Professor Helmut Reuter, a leading authority in the field of musical and cultural psychology, she has organized a series of lectures on „Psychology and Music“ – offering her listeners
entirely new perspectives on the works she performs.

Paul Badura-Skoda calls her „one of the most significant artists of her generation“.

November 2018

 

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