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Christiane Karajeva


University of Music Vienna

Teaching languages: German | English | French | Russian

Since her first solo evening at the age of ten, the Viennese-born soloist, chamber musician and educator has been firmly rooted in international music life. She completed her studies with excellent success at the Vienna Academy of Music and at the Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow. Among her most important teachers were Richard Hauser, Dieter Weber, Lev Naumov and Wilhelm Kempff. At the age of seventeen, she was the youngest winner of the International Beethoven Competition. In the most important concert halls of Vienna, she performed mainly as a soloist, travelling to Central Europe, Canada, Mexico and the Middle East. With her entry as a pianist into the Beethoven Trio Vienna, Christiane Karajeva began her intensive engagement with chamber music. The ensemble was one of the leading piano trios on an international level and performed successfully in Europe, the USA and Japan until 1999. Numerous CD’s were recorded under the Camerata label. Christiane Karajeva has been teaching at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna for almost forty years. Since 1990 she has been a professor at the Department of Music Education. She regularly conducts masterclasses in Austria, Korea and Japan and has worked as a mobile teacher in the international Erasmus programme, including in Finland, Lithuania, Estonia, Italy, Portugal, Poland and Canada. In 2017 she held master classes and solo evenings in Iran for the first time. The first solo CD with works by Scriabin and Schubert was released in summer 2017 by Gramola, another CD with works by Berg, Medtner, Janacek and Schubert has been available since September 2020.

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