Englische Vita

English CV

The swedish-german pianist, organist and composer Ann-Helena Schlüter, Mag. art, born in Nuremberg, Germany, grew up in a pianist’s family. Her parents, sisters, brothers and all 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. 

While in Secondary School and Music High School she became student of Prof. Arne Torger at the University of Music in Würzburg. Then she studied with Prof. Nina Tichman at the University of Music Cologne, after that with Prof. Anatol Ugorsky at the University of Music in Detmold and with Prof. Bernd Glemser at the University of Music in Würzburg. 

She accomplished several academic degrees in Cologne, Würzburg and in the USA in Piano Solo and in Music Pedagogy (Diploma Music education, artistic Diploma Piano, Soloist-Diploma). She earned her Master of Music Piano Performance at the Arizona State University School of Music, Tempe, Arizona, USA, studying piano with Prof. Walter Cosand and chamber music and collaborative piano with Prof. Eckart Sellheim for 2 years with full scholarship. She became graduate teaching assistant at the Arizona State University, USA.

In Germany she taught at the University Würzburg and the University of Music Würzburg. Parallel Magister Artium in musicology and music analysis at the University Würzburg with Prof. Konrad, Prof. Brusniak in a double major in 3 semester, her thesis Bachs Goldberg Variations, published. Since she is a doctorate student PHD in musicology and music education at the University Leipzig/Bach-Archiv Leipzig (Prof. Loos) and Mozarteum Salzburg (Prof. Heike Henning).

She published novels and poetry and composes.

In many masterclasses, festivals and concerts she played, in Italy, Poland, USA, Switzerland, Germany, Sweden, Australia, USA. Masterclasses piano and organ with Weißenberg, Berman, Gililov, Margulis, Kämmerling, Perticaroli, Gililov, Hewitt, Naji Hakim, Hans-Ola Ericsson, Martin Schmeding, Paul Jacobs, Christoph 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 Jugend musiziert, International Concerto Competiton MasterWorks Festival London. Tschaikowsky Piano Concerto with Jenaer Philharmoniker, Schumann Piano Concerto with Masterworks Festival Orchestra in London. She won several writing- competitions, published her lyrics, poems and songs and founded several music duos and ensembles. She is a member of VS, AVF, GEMA, GVL, VG Wort, DTKV, Crescendo International. She played concerts on all continents: in Europe, Africa, Israel, USA, Australia. Her students are as well prizewinners in piano solo and four hands. She is teaching on music Festivals in Hungary, Germany and Switzerland and leads Improvisations-Seminars all over. She speaks Swedish, English, German. 2019-2010 her 10th solo CDs released by hänssler classic: Bachs Goldberg-Variations, Art of Fugue, Wohltemperiertes Klavier WTK I, Duetts, Musical Offering, Schuebler Chorals, Chromatic Fantasy and Fugue, Chopin Ballads, Sonatas by Haydn, Beethoven, Mozart and own PianoLyrik, and four with her own songs, piano music and lyrics. She played concerts and taught in Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, America, USA.

She studied organ 2017-2019 at HfMDK Frankfurt/Main with “very good” in one year (Bachelor B. Mus., Organ, Bachelorpaper published), while she was performing as concert-pianist and writer, sedan 2019 KA Organ in the Music-University for church music Heidelberg.