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Christiane Karajeva | Piano

Christiane Karajeva
University for Music Vienna
Christiane Karajeva

Since her debut as a soloist at the age of 10 the Viennese-born pianist is deeply rooted in the international music scene as a soloist, as a chamber musician and as a teacher. She graduated with distinction at the Viennese Musikhochschule and at the Tchaikovsky-conservatory in Moscow. Among her most famous teachers are Richard Hauser, Dieter Weber, Lev Naumov and Wilhelm Kempff. At the age of 17 she convinced at the International Beethoven-competition as the youngest award-winner ever. She appeared in the most important Viennese concert halls mainly as a soloist, and she toured Central Europe, Canada, Mexico and in the Middle-East. Her deep experience in chamber music started with her activity as pianist of the Beethoven Trio Wien. This ensemble was a leading group at the international level and appeared successfully until 1999 in Europe, Japan and in the USA. Numerous CDs were recorded under the label "Camerata". Besides concerts as a soloist and as a chamber musician she appears in the actual music scene with literature- and dance projects (such as the "Well-tempered piano" with the Raulino Danse Group). Since more than 25 years Christiane Karajeva teaches at the Viennese Universität für Musik und Darstellende Kunst. Since 2000 she is a professor at the Department of Music Education. Her teaching activities emphasize the economy of piano-playing and the "philosophy of the simplicity". She regularly directs master classes in Finland, Japan and Korea. The "Erasmus" teaching programme recently took her to Vilnius/Lithuania and to Lisbon.