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Biography


Margrit Julia Zimmermann, pianist, is an artist with uncommon poetic talent. Her special contact with the piano—her fine, gentle touch represents the best tradition of European and Russian piano schools. She possesses an unusual musical creative ability and virtuosity that flourishes in her interpretations of Schubert, Schumann, Brahms and Rachmaninov, described by one reviewer as having " fascinating intensity and highly poetic play."

Ms. Zimmermann is an Artist-in-Residence at the Nyack College, Manhattan campus. She completed her studies at the world-renowned Tchaikovsky Conservatoire in Moscow with Dmitri Bashkirov, where she studied with Lev Naumov, Vera Gornostaeva, and Vadim Sukhanov. Her concerts have frequently been televised throughout Russia, Lithuania and Germany, where she continues to perform as a soloist with recitals and orchestra, as well as in England, Austria, Holland, the United States, Switzerland, Peru, the Caribbean Islands, and Mexico.

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 on major labels such as ASV and BIS in England and Sweden were highly praised in Gramophone magazine (England), Das Orchester (Germany) and Penn Sounds (USA) for revealing a “deep musical sense and technical perfection.”

Since 1992 Margrit has maintained a home in Germany, where she received the Arts Prize of the Wolfgang-Zippel Foundation. She was a founder and for many years Artistic Director of the International Music Festival "Cascades"
in Germany.

She has performed in major music centers worldwide such as Avery Fisher Hall, Moscow Conservatoire, Hall of Vilnius Philharmonie, Philharmonie Hall in Kaunus, Organ Hall in Kishinev, Vienna Hall of the MusicTheater Society, Graz Music Hall, Kaliningrad Philharmonic Hall, Sala Beethoven, and Teatro Isauro Martinez among others.

In 2007 she made her debut in Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall.