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Margrit Julia Zimmermann, pianist
Margrit Julia Zimmermann
Margrit Julia Zimmermann, pianist is an artist with uncommon poetic talent. Her special contact with the piano, her fine, gentle touch represents the best traditions of European and Russia piano schools. She posses an unusual musical creative ability and variety, that especially comes to life in interpretations of music by Schubert, Schumann, Brahms and Rachmaninov with "fascinating intensity and highly poetic play". She completed her studies at the world renowned Tchaikovsky Conservatoire in Moscow with Dmitri Bashkirov, with master courses from Lev Naumov, Vera Gornostaeva, Vadim Sukhanov. Her concerts were frequently televised throughout Russia, Lithuania, and Germany, and also performed in England, Austria, Holland, the U.S., Switzerland, Peru, Caribbean Islands. Ms. Zimmermann was a prizewinner in the 1996 International Johannes Brahms Piano Competition in Austria and the Roma International Piano Competition 1997 in Italy. Her recordings in major labels such as ASV and BIS in England and Sweden were highly praised in the Gramophone magazine (England),�Das Orchester� magazine(Germany) and Penn Sounds (USA) for a �deep musical sense and technical perfection�. Since 1992 she has lived in Germany, where she received the Arts Prize of the Wolfgang-Zippel-Foundation. Ms. Zimmermann was a founder and for many years Artistic Director of the International Music Festival "Cascades" in Germany 2007 she made her debut in Carnegie Hall, NYC. Margrit Julia Zimmermann is an Artist-in-Residence at the Nyack College, Manhattan campus. "Absorbed by the music, M. J Zimmermann, created a deeply unforgettable experience. The magic of this evening was build up not only with the fascination of virtuosity. It was the fascination of artistic personality, which manifested through her appearances, her playing, and her musicality" Nordhessen Kultursommer Margrit Julia Zimmermann created such a magical atmosphere which led me deeply into inner world. She transformed the sound to vibration, that touched my soul. I feel a big joy and happiness with so much musicality and intensity.
Composer Barbara Heller

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