Biography

“Gerlint Böttcher… can claim to have found an individual Bartók sound… hats off to a conservatory that produces such soloists”, writes Roman Hinke in the Berlin Tagesspiegel about her interpretation of Béla Bartók’s third piano concerto with the Berlin Symphony Orchestra / Konzerthausorchester, Berlin, in the Konzerthaus in the Gendarmenmarkt. Following this concert examination performance Gerlint Böttcher has appeared on many concert platforms in Europe, in the USA and the Middle East, giving concerts as soloist with well-known orchestras such as the Berlin Symphony Orchestra, the Philharmonische Staatsorchester, Halle, the Philharmonische Orchester South Westphalia – Landesorchester North Rhine-Westphalia, the Brandenburgische Staatsorchester Frankfurt/Oder and the Jenaer Philharmonie with conductors such as Heribert Beissel, Russell N. Harris, Nicholas Milton, Francesco Corti and Stefanos Tsialis. The recent highlight of her artistic activities were her performances in the context of the “Deutschlandjahr 2012/13”, managed by the Goethe-Institute, where she played at the first “German-Russian PianoArtFestival” in Ryazan/Russia. This included a solo recital as well as a performance of the Piano concert Nr. 1 by Schostakowitsch as a soloist of the Philharmonic Orchestra Ryazan, conducted by Sergey Oselkov. Gerlint Böttcher received her tuition with Professor Renate Schorler at the Berlin Musikhochschule “Hanns Eisler”, and completed her studies with the award of distinction in her concert examination, the highest recognition possible. Lasting influences on Gerlint Böttcher were Professors Georg Sava, Rudolf Kehrer, Bernard Ringeissen, György Sebok and Michael Wosskresensky. Among awards she has received are: first prize at the international chamber music competition “Isola di capri”, Italy; second prize at the international music competition in Tortona, Italy; diploma at the international piano competition “Maria Canals” in Barcelona, Spain; medal and diploma at the international piano competition in Cava de’ Tirreni, Italy,

and the sponsorship of the Gotthard-Schierse foundation, Berlin. Her playing is “of breathtaking style and dynamics” “imploring and magical”“ and “of an impassioned sensibility”. The familiar website “klassic.com” wrote: “it’s the sounds and ideas behind the notes that Gerlint Böttcher brings to life”. Gerlint Böttcher can look back on a series of live recordings for radio and television, for example a televised recital that was part of her concert tour of the Lebanon, and her interpretation of Shostakovich’s first piano concerto broadcast by Deutschlandradio from Gera. This performance became the subject of the rbb (Radio Berlin-Brandenburg) TV documentary “Music without glamour” that dealt with the background and intensive preparations for this concert. The film has meanwhile been transmitted internationally in several languages. Her début CD “Gerlint Böttcher – Piano” was devoted to the works of Ravel, Mendelssohn, Liszt and Prokoviev. In addition to these, a particular interest of hers are the rarities of piano music, exemplified by her 2007 recording for mdr (Central German Radio) in Leipzig of works by the Austrian-Czech composer Jan Václav Voříšek (1791-1825). In 2010 her CD including works by Schubert and Vorisek was published by ars musici. Her newest CD is a live-recording of pianoconcert nr.1 by D. Schostakowitsch with the Südwestdeutsche Kammerorchester Pforzheim within the context of Bad Homburger Schloßkonzerte. On November 9th 2009 Gerlint Böttcher provided the musical backdrop for the presentation to Dr. Hans-Dietrich Genscher of the Europe Prize of the Deutsche Gesellschaft on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin wall. Beside her numerous concert activities, the pianist teaches at the Hochschule für Musik “Hanns Eisler” in Berlin.

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