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SESSION II

AGLAIA

PIANO

GRAF

 

Musik-Akademie - Basel

At the age of 14, Aglaia Graf played her debut with orchestra and began her professional musical studies in the class of Adrian Oetiker at the «Hochschule für Musik Basel» in Switzerland. After having received her Master’s in Performance with distinction in 2007, she furthered her studies in Paris and in Vienna. Graf then finished her studies in the class of Ronald Brautigam whilst working intensively with Claudio Martinez-Mehner. She has also appeared in public Masterclasses with pianists such as: Andràs Schiff, P. Badura-Skoda, Klaus Hellwig, Andzrej Jasinski, Dimitri Bashkirov and Ferenc Rados.

Beside her extensive solo career, where Graf performs in festivals such as the Lucerne piano Festival, the Gstaad Festival and the Davos Festival, she also often performs her own compositions around Europe and Russia to great acclaim. Graf has also appeared with more than 25 piano concertos as a soloist with orchestras such as: the Tonhalle Orchestra Zürich, the Würzburg Philharmonic Orchestra, the South West German Philharmonic Orchestra, the Zhenzhen Orchestra in China, the British National Wind Orchestra and the Göttinger Symphony Orchestra.

Aglaia Graf played concerts in many European countries but also in Japan, China and Russia. She has performed in halls such as the Wiener Musikverein, the Wigmore Hall, the Philharmony in Moscow and in St. Petersburg and the Tonhalle Zürich. She has won many national and international awards, prizes and grants. Among many others, Aglaia was the recipient of the prestigious «European Kulturförderpreis».

Graf loves to play Chamber Music as well. Alongside her duo with cellist, Ben Gregor-Smith, she also performs regularly with the flautist, Peter-Lukas Graf with whom she has toured internationally and recorded the authentic Flute Sonatas by J.S Bach on CD.   

Aglaia Graf teaches a successful class at the Music Academy Basel.