Babette Hierholzer
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Babette Hierholzer

The debut of pianist Babette Hierholzer with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra was followed by numerous performances lead by the renowned conductors Sir Colin Davis, Klaus Tennstedt, Leopold Hager and Semyon Bychkov.

Other engagements have included the Radio-Symphony-Orchestra Berlin, Philharmonia Hungarica, Orquesta Sinfonica de Chile, Orquesta Sinfonica de Venezuela, Staatskapelle Berlin, Hamburg Symphonic Orchestra, Krakow Philhamonic Orchestra.

 In 1986 Ms. Hierholzer gave her American debut with the Pittsburg Symphony Orchestra playing Liszt Concerto No. 1 and her Canadian debut with the Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra playing Beethoven Concerto No. 2. Ms. Hierholzer made her first public appearance at the age of eleven in the Philharmonic Hall in Berlin, playing Mozart Concerto KV 488. She has performed extensively both in recital, chamber music and as soloist with orchestra in most of the countries of Europe, as well as in the United States, South America and Africa.

Babette Hierholzer was born in Freiburg, Germany and studied with Elisabeth Dounias-Sindermann, Wolfgang Saschowa in Berlin, with Herbert Stessin in New York, with Paul Badura-Skoda in Essen and Vienna, with Maria Tipo in Florence and with Bruno Leonardo Gelber in Buenos Aires. She won numerous first prizes, the “Viotti Concorso Internazionale de Musica” in Vercelli, Italy, the “Joanna Hodges” International Competition in Palm Springs and played her New York debut at Weill Carnegie Hall as winner of the “East & West Artists Prize For New York Debut”. She has recorded numerous recordings playing works by Schumann, Mozart, Schubert and Scarlatti Sonatas (Vol. 1, 2 & 3). She also performed the sound track and double/stand-in role for Clara Wieck (played by Nastassja Kinski) in Peter Schamoni’s movie “Spring Symphony” about the life of Robert and Clara Schumann.