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“It is fascinating to experience how an artist can capture such a broad spectrum of characters and tone colours with one and the same instrument.”  Badische Zeitung 

Katharina Treutler has given numerous recitals around the world, performing in Europe, Asia and in the United States. As a soloist she has played with leading orchestras such as the London Symphony Orchestra, the San Francisco Symphony, the Tokyo Philharmonic, the Armenian Philharmonic, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Staatsorchester Rheinische Philharmonie, the San Diego Symphony, the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra and the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra. 

She has made appearances at the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Tokyo’s Bunka Kaikan Hall, the Konserthuset in Stockholm, San Francisco’s Davies Symphony Hall, the Rhein-Mosel-Halle, the Rheingoldhalle, the Aram Khachaturian Concert Hall in Yerevan, and the Beethovenhaus in Bonn. 

She has been invited to perform at numerous music festivals including the Braunschweig Classix, the International Pharos Chamber Music Festival in Cyprus, Lisztomanias de Châteauroux, Piano en Saintonge, the Liszt Biennale Thuringia, and Antibes Génération Virtuoses. She has also appeared at the Albert Concert Series in Freiburg and on German Public Radio (MDR, Deutschland Radio Kultur).

In February 2015, the album Final Symphony was released worldwide with Katharina performing works by composer Nobuo Uematsu. Featuring pieces performed with the London Symphony Orchestra, as well as solo performances, the album was recorded at London’s Abbey Road Studios and reached number one in the iTunes Classical Music Charts in more than ten countries, as well as the Classical Album top 5 of the Billboard Charts and the Official Charts UK. Her other albums include a recording of Brahms’ Piano Concerto No. 1. 

Katharina Treutler was born in Erfurt and began taking piano lessons at the age of seven. After completing her secondary education, Treutler studied under Bernd Goetzke at the University of Music, Drama and Media in Hanover. She went on to continue her studies at the Tokyo College of Music and in Paris, where she was a student of Jacques Rouvier at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse and was awarded a Master’s degree, as well as studying chamber music under Claire Désert and musicology at the Université Sorbonne. Between 2011 and 2013 she was a student of Dmitri Bashkirov at the Escuela Superior de Música Reina Sofía in Madrid. She studied under Eric Le Sage at the University of Music Freiburg and passed her subsequent soloist’s diploma with distinction. Treutler also took a number of master classes taught by Arie Vardi, Mikhail Voskresensky, Matti Raekallio, Daejin Kim and Ferenc Rados. 

Katharina Treutler has won numerous first prizes, including at the Luciano Luciani International Piano Competition, at the Second Braunschweig Classic Open International Music Competition, at the Steinway Competition (piano four-hands) receiving the German Chopin Society’s special award, at the Grotrian-Steinweg Competition, at Rencontres Internationales des Jeunes Pianistes, and at Germany’s Federal Jugend Musiziert Competition (solo and piano four-hands including the Diethard-Wucher Prize and the Deutsche Stiftung Musikleben‘s special award). She came second at the Campillos International Piano Competition and won the audience award. She also won the second prize at the Bach Competition in Köthen, including several special awards, and at the Roberta Gallinari International Piano Competition. She came third at the International Brahms Competition and was awarded the audience prize at the International Piano Academy Freiburg. 

Katharina Treutler has been teaching at the University of Music and Theatre “Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy” in Leipzig since 2016. She is a Steinway Artist and currently lives in Berlin.

June 2018. This document is regularly updated. Please check with us that you have the latest version before you use it.