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Music is the connection of the two most important elements of our live: Time and Love
Vivien Walser, born in 2004, studies Piano at the University of Music and Performing Arts Munich with Prof. Antti Siirala. She received her first piano lessons at the age of five, and at the age of ten she was accepted into the preparatory study section, major piano, in Prof. Massimiliano Mainolfi’s class. Since 2017, she is funded by scholarships of Deutsche Stiftung Musikleben. Vivien is a 1st prize winner at numerous international competitions as well as at the national competition “Jugend Musiziert”. She performed at the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Festival as part of the “Junge Elite” series, as well as at the Resonanzraum in Hamburg, the Philharmonie im Gasteig and numerous piano recitals. Last year, she broadcast several livestream concerts, including as part of the Steinway program “Masters – The Next Generation.” She regularly participates in international master classes. She received significant impulses from Gerhard Oppitz, Antti Siirala, Massimiliano Mainolfi, Boris Slutsky, Andrea Lucchesini, and Pavel Nersessian.
The young artist is regularly invited to perform piano recitals, on Christmas Eve 2019 for “Classic meets Christmas” at Maximilianskirche in Munich, in the summer of 2019 at the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Festival on the “Young Elite” stage, or in 2018 at “Piano Furioso”, for an anniversary of the Deutsche Stiftung Musikleben, at Resonanzraum in Hamburg. On this occasion, she was also able to record her first CD at the age of 14. As a soloist, she has already given several prizewinner concerts at the Munich Philharmonic. In the competition “Jugend Musiziert” she was convincing from the beginning and from 2012 until her participation in the finals in 2017 in the national competition she only won first prizes for piano, violin and string ensemble. In 2018, she won two international competitions in Italy, “Citta di Oleggio” and “San Donà di Piave”, as 1st absolute prize winner in her age group – a position she repeated also in 2019 at the competition “Premio Antonio Salieri” in Legnago. In 2020, during the Corona Lockdown, she won the first prize at the first online piano competition for youth in Europe (EUPLAYY). The young artist regularly participates in master classes for piano and chamber music, at the Summit Music Festival 2018 in New York or in 2019 at the International Summer Academy of the Mozarteum University in Salzburg. She received important impulses from professors such as Antti Siirala, Massimiliano Mainolfi, Boris Slutzky, Andrea Lucchesini, Gerhard Oppitz, Wolfgang Manz, Markus Bellheim, Roman Raithel and Uta Weyand. Already in 2017 she was selected for the Tutzing Academy as a violinist in the string ensemble, and in 2019 she was invited to play as a pianist with the Bavarian State Youth Orchestra.
“Music is the connection ofVivien Walser
the two most important elements
of our life: Time and love.”
Concerts & Competitions
At numerous concerts and competitions, Vivien enthused her audience. Here a list of events with some samples:
Festive Concert on the Occasion of the 100th Birthday of Wolfgang Sawallisch
Tomoko Sawallisch & Vivien Walser
Wolfgang Sawallisch Musikakademie, Grassau, Germany
VIPA First Absolute Prize
At the VIPA 2023 International Piano Competition, July 4-5, 2023 in Valencia, Vivien Walser was awarded the 1st Absolute Prize in Category A by the international jury.
Steinway Classic Award, Vivien Walser
Sunday, May 14, 2023
Claude Debussy (1862-1918) Images Book I: Reflets dans l'eau / Hommage à Rameau / Mouvement
Chopin Barcarolle Op. 60
University of Music and Theater Munich, Arcisstraße: Concert Hall
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