Alice Sara Ott

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Alice Sara Ott
Alice Sara Ott 2013.jpg
Born (1988-08-01) 1 August 1988 (age 29)
Munich
Education Mozarteum University of Salzburg
Occupation Pianist

Alice Sara Ott (born August 1, 1988) is a German classical pianist and the elder sister of Mona Asuka Ott.[1]

Early life and education[edit]

Ott was born in Munich, Germany, in 1988; her Japanese mother had studied piano in Tokyo, and her father was a German civil engineer.[2] She says she realised as a child that "music was the language that goes much beyond any words" and that she wanted to communicate and express herself through music.[3] She started piano lessons when she was four, and reached the final stage of the youth competition in Munich at the age of five, playing to a full house in the Hercules Hall.[3]

She won the Jugend musiziert competition in Germany when she was seven years old.[4]

In 2002 she was the youngest finalist at the Hamamatsu International Piano Academy Competition in Japan where she won the Most Promising Artist award.[1][5]

From the age of twelve, she studied at the Salzburg Mozarteum with Karl-Heinz Kämmerling [1] while continuing her school education in Munich. Ott has won awards at a number of piano competitions, including first prize at the 2004 Pianello Val Tidone Competition.

Her sister Mona Asuka Ott is also a professional pianist.[6]

Career[edit]

Ott has made recordings of Franz Liszt's Transcendental Etudes and Frédéric Chopin's waltzes for Deutsche Grammophon, and performed concert tours in Europe, Japan and the United States.

Awards[edit]

She won first prize in the 2003 Bach Competition in Köthen, Germany, the 2004 Pianello Val Tidone Competition in Italy,[4] and the 4th EPTA (European Piano Teachers Association) International Competition in 2005.

Recordings[edit]

Ott has a recording contract with Deutsche Grammophon[4] and her recordings include:[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Alice Sara Ott". Deutsche Grammophon. June 2010. Retrieved 2012-04-12. 
  2. ^ Durrant, Sabine (20 November 2011). "Alice Sara Ott: 'I don't want to have burn-out syndrome'". The Telegraph. Retrieved 2012-04-12. 
  3. ^ a b "Power & Grace". Glass Magazine (7): 154–156. 2011. ISSN 2041-6318. 
  4. ^ a b c Cummings, Robert. "Alice Sara Ott". allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2012-04-12. 
  5. ^ "Prizewinners of last Academies". Hamamatsu International Piano Academy. 2018. Retrieved 25 April 2018. 
  6. ^ Lennie, Jonathan. "Alice Sara Ott interview". Time Out. Retrieved 2014-12-11. 
  7. ^ The Chopin Project at AllMusic. Retrieved March 26, 2015.
  8. ^ Deutsche Grammophon, Wonderland by Alice Sara Ott

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