| It is not hard to conceal the enormous pleasure she derives from music - 17-year old Alice Sara Ott has been hailed by the critics as belonging to the present generation of great developing pianists. |
She has repeatedly qualified for first-class prizes in national and international competitions. One of her last recognized success was the 1. prize at the Silvio Bengalli competition in Italy, where she won, being in the international competition at the age of 15 the youngest pianist between competitors up to the age of 37, 1. Prize with highest score in the whole history of the piano competition, public prize and additional awards.
The young pianist embarked on her musical career at the early age of four when she first began to appear on stage in Germany before emerging in other parts of Europe and Japan. Major performances include festivals like Kissinger Sommer, Audi Festival Ingolstadt, Brunswick Classix Festival, a recital given on Richard Wagner's original grand piano at Wahnfried House in Bayreuth, concerts given in Hamamatsu, Japan, and in conjunction with the Salzburg Festival in the Great Hall of Salzburg's world-famous Mozarteum.
A pupil of Professor Karl-Heinz Kaemmerling and student at the Mozarteum University Salzburg, she made her orchestral debut at the age of fourteen with the South-West German Philharmonic Orchestra in Constance under the baton of Istvan Denes and made a deep impression on both the audience and orchestra right from the outset. During the following years she then played in Europe with Staatsphilharmonie Halle, G?ttinger Symphony Orchester and Kiev Orchestra of National Philharmonic Society
In March 2004, at the invitation of the distinguished pianist Hiroko Nakamura, she made a successful solo debut in Japan, followed in 2005 by a well recognized recital at the sold out Nikkei Hall in Tokyo and Tchaikovsky Concert No. 1 with Sapporo Symphony Orchestra and Anu Tali as conductor at Kitara Hall in Sapporo.
Alice Sara Ott's recital is presented by Euro Arts as the '21st Century Rising Star Series I'.