English Vita

English Vita

The Swedish-German pianist, organist and composer Ann-Helena Schlueter, Mag. art, born in Nuremberg, Germany, grew up in a pianist’s family. Her parents, sisters, brothers and together ten relatives are professional musicians. Piano lessons began when she was four years old. She was taught by her swedish mother, Ann-Margret Schlüter, who was teaching piano at the University of Würzburg. With six years old she was taught by her father, pianist Prof. Karl Heinz Schlüter, who was teaching at the University of Music in Nuremberg and Osnabrück. When she was eight years old she wrote her first poems. 

Whether as a soloist on the piano (concert exam masterclass diploma piano Bernd Glemser) and on the organ or as an composer: She is internationally known for her art. The German-Swedish dedicates herself to her extraordinary talents with all her heart and heart and gives concerts worldwide.

Born into a family of musicians and raised in Nuremberg, her musical and literary talents became very apparent at an early age: Initially taught by her parents, she soon took part successfully in international competitions, won numerous first prizes and awards, including piano competitions in Italy, in Nuremberg, Munich, London and Ettlingen as well as at the Steinway piano competition in Hamburg, multiple first national prize winner with special prize. She also won the Villach and Nuremberg literature competition and was Prize winner in literature competitions in Regensburg, Munich, Bielefeld and Hamburg. The recording artist has been publishing Solo-CDs and books since 2010. 2021 her second Organ-CD (Audite) will be relaesed.

The intensive studies of the Bernd Glemser-masterstudent in the subjects of piano (Konzertexamen Klavier), organ (master organ), musicology and music education (doctorate PHD-studies in musicology and Musikvermittlung) took her to the music colleges and universities in Cologne, Hamburg, Frankfurt am Main, Würzburg, Detmold as well as Leipzig, Heidelberg, University Mozarteum Salzburg, Perth and Phoenix Arizona State University. She studied organ with Carsten Wiebusch, Christoph Bossert, Pieter van Dijk, Hans-Ola Ericsson. First she studied piano, then organ, her teachers were Bernd Glemser, Christoph Bossert, Arne Torger, Anatol Ugorski, Eckart Sellheim, Walter Cosand, Kimberly Marshall, Nina Tichman, Günther Kaunzinger, Hans-Ola Ericsson, Ulrich Konrad, Helmuth Loos, Heike Henning, Conducting with Ari Rasilainen and Frank Löhr. Master classes in piano and organ with Hakim, Ericsson, Latry, Roth, Jacobs, Perticaroli, Schmeding, Gulda, Weissenberg, Kämmerling, Gililov, Badura-Skoda, Hewitt, piano duo Tal / Groethuysen and Margulis rounded off their studies.

Ann-Helena Schlueter can be heard all over the world as a soloist on piano and organ. In addition to numerous concert engagements in Germany and other European countries, she has already made guest appearances in Israel, Russia, Africa and Nepal, the Philippines, Australia, the USA and Asia. She played with well-known ensembles such as the German Radio Philharmonic, the Jena Philharmonic, the Nuremberg Opera House Orchestra, the Masterworks Festival Orchestra and various chamber orchestras on renowned stages, including the Liederhalle Stuttgart, the Mozarteum Salzburg, the Gewandhaus zu Leipzig, the Admiralspalast Berlin, the Meistersingerhalle Nuremberg, at Schloss Elmau and the Laeiszhalle Hamburg.

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Concert Organist, Concert Pianist

Numerous recordings for Bavarian, North German and Saarland radio as well as for Hänssler Classic, Classicophon, SCM and cap-music document the artist’s work. In the past few years he has included Bach’s Art of Fugue, the Goldberg Variations, the Well-Tempered Clavier and the Musical Sacrifice and has devoted himself intensively to Beethoven’s sonatas, Chopin’s etudes and ballads as well as his own compositions, improvisations and songs on CDs. In addition, the recording artist published eight books: three novels, three volumes of poetry (Glaré-Verlag Frankfurt, Periplaneta Verlag Berlin, Fontis Verlag Basel, SCM Verlag) and two academic papers (Kopaed Verlag Munich). She has also won international prizes in painting, including in Brussels.

Her compositions are 2020 published by Heinrichshofen Verlag, Laurentius Verlag Frankfurt and Furore Verlag Kassel (piano, organ, string quartets, piano quintet). In addition to her varied concert engagements, the artist is currently doing her doctorate on the mediation of Bach’s music at the Mozarteum University in Salzburg. She is scholarship holder of the DAAD, Erasmus, the Gisela Bartels Foundation Hamburg, the Oscar and Vera Ritter Foundation, the Neumann Foundation Frankfurt, the Richard Wagner Foundation Bayreuth and the Salzburg Festival.

She accomplished several academic degrees in Cologne, Würzburg, Frankfurt, Detmold, Heidelberg, Salzburg and in the USA in Piano Solo and in Music Pedagogy (Diploma Music Education, Artistic Solo-Diploma Piano, Konzertexamen, Bachelor of Music, Master of Music, Magister Artium). She played in masterclasses, festivals and concerts (in Italy, Poland, USA, Switzerland, Germany, Sweden, Nepal, Austria, Australia, USA), masterclasses piano and organ with Gililov, Margulis, Kämmerling, Perticaroli, Gililov, Hewitt, Hakim, Ericsson, Schmeding, Jacobs, Weißenberg, Berman, Bossert, Guarneri Trio, Duo Karl-Heinz/Michael Schlüter…), DAAD- scholar, GVL-scholar, Vera-Ritter-Foundation, Arizona State University-scholar. She received a DAAD scholarship for studying in foreign countries. She won first prize in many piano competitions in Germany and abroad: International Steinway Piano Competition Hamburg, International Nürnberg Piano Competition, International Robert Schumann Piano Competition Zwickau, Prizewinner Bundes- Competition, International Concerto Competiton MasterWorks Festival London, Tschaikowsky Piano Concerto, 2019 in Leipzig Gewandhaus and 2020 with Deutsche Radio Philharmonie Saarland before Corona.

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