Katja Huhn was born in Moscow and received her first piano lessons at the age of 5. She studied at the Moscow Tchaikovsky-State-Conservatoir under Tigran Alikhanov and received her diploma "with distinction" in 2001. From 2000 until 2002, Katja continued her musical education under Maria Tipo at the "Scuola di musica di Fiesole" in Florence, Italy.

 

In 2002, she started her studies at the Music University of Cologne (Germany) under Vassily Lobanov and received her diploma, with distinction in 2007. She finished her concert examinations in 2010 with the best possible grade of 1.0.

 

Katja received her musical inspiration from Karl-Heinz Kämmerling and Klaus Kaufmann, whose masterclasses she attended at the prestigious Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria. The international masterclasses organized by Prof. Kämmerling further influenced Katja Huhn and provided her with artistic impulses. In November 2011, she graduated from the Mozarteum with the best possible grade of 1.0.

 

Katja Huhn has been awarded with many national and international scholarships and won prizes at international competitions. Katja performs on many international stages, which to date have taken her to Germany, Italy, France, Switzerland, Austria, Romania, Russia. In 2008 she was asked to join the expert jury of the Grotrian Steinweg Piano Competition Asia-Pacific, held in China.

 

Katja performed as soloist with various orchestras, including the State Symphonic Orchestra of Moscow, various Romanian State Philharmonics, the Classical Philharmonic Orchestra Bonn, the Nürnberg Symphony Orchestra under Michael Helmrath, the Osnabrück Symphony Orchestra under Hermann Bäumer and the Aachen Symphony Orchestra under Peter Ruzicka and Marcus R. Bosch. Further engagements lead Katja to the most famous concert halls in Germany such as the Konzerthaus in Berlin, the Herkulessaal in Munich, the Liederhalle in Stuttgart, Beethovenhalle in Bonn, Meistersingerhalle in Nuremberg, Laeiszhalle in Hamburg and other well-renowned festivals.

 

Katja plays chamber music with great enthusiasm. She forms a duo with violinist Sophie Moser. After great successes various radio stations became aware of the duo, which lead to multiple productions with BR, MDR, SWR and SR. In addition, in December 2011 Katja and Sophie successfully presented and moderated a TV show in SWR about Christmas-related classical music.

 

The works of Wilhelm Furtwängler are the great discovery of the duo. It received a strong positive resonance from the broader public and experts.

 

Their debut CD featuring the 2nd sonata of Furtwängler and Beethoven´s 2nd sonata for piano and violin was released in 2001 and received positive acclaim from various national and international experts magazines including the German Fonoforum and the UK Gramophone. Katja and Sophie have recently released a second CD containing Furtwängler´s 1st sonata and Beethoven´s 2nd sonata for piano and violin.

 

In 2013, she will perform at such famous German festivals as the Mozart Fest (Würzburg), the Mecklenburg Vorpommern Festival, with the Gotha & the Nürnberg Symphony Orchestras.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

„Schmerz und Freude,
Überschwänglichkeit
und tiefe Melancholie,
das schreit förmlich nach
einem Interpreten, der dies alles auch wirklich erfassen kann, nach einer Pianistin
wie Katja Huhn.“

 

(Zur Interpretation des Klavierkonzerts Nr. 1
von P. I. Tschaikowsky mit Osnabrücker Sinfonieorchester unter Hermann Bäumer)

 

 


 

 

 


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