Roswitha Lohmer - Short Biography by S2rT15

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									                     Roswitha Lohmer - Short Biography
The pianist was born at Leverkusen, and the foundation of her studies of music was laid by the piano
pedagogue Pauline Raphael in Cologne. One of the artist's first public appearances dates back to her 17th
year when she played the solo part in Chopin's Piano Concerto No. 1. After Roswitha Lohmer had passed
the A-level examination she took up her studies at the conservatories of Munich, Hamburg and Cologne.

With a scholarship granted by the German Academic Exchange Service she took courses in Italy, Switzer-
land and Portugal among others with the maestros G. Agosti, M. Horszowski. R. Firkusny and in particu-
lar, by her contact with the Czech pianist and composer Josef Pálenícek.
Roswitha Lohmer´s engagements as piano soloist reach far beyond the German borders, including coun-
tries such as Bahrain, Bolivia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Ecuador, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Eritrea, Esto-
nia, Grenada, Greece, Guatemala, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Japan, Kirgisistan, Kuwait, Latvia, Lithua-
nia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Pakistan, Paraguay, Peru, People's Republic of China, Poland, Portugal, Puerto
Rico, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Slovenia, Spain, Taiwan, Thailand, Trinidad, Ukraine, Us-
bekistan, the United Arabic Emirates and the U.S.A..
The artist went on a concert tour through Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia with the Thuringia Philharmonic
Orchestra. She had given solo performances in the Baltic States several times. She was also on four solo
tours in China, with piano recitals in Beijing, Shanghai, Tianjin and Hanzhou. Subsequently, the artist was
invited to give concerts together with the Chinese Central Philharmonic Orchestra in Beijing. Apart from
other orchestras, Roswitha Lohmer performed as soloist with the Romanian National Philharmonic Or-
chestra in Bucharest, the Orquestra do Norte in Portugal, the Zaporozhye Symphony Orchestra, the State
Orchestra St. Petersburg, the Latvian Chamber Orchestra in Riga, the Thessaloniki State Orchestra, Orki-
estra Filharmonii Wroclawskiej and the Taiwan Symphony Orchestra.
She has recorded several CDs such as Rachmaninow´s Piano Concerto No. 2 together with the Thuringia
Philharmonic Orchestra, Beethoven´s Piano Concertos # 4 and # 5 with the Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra
under the baton of Emil Tabakov and Brahms´ - Piano Concerto # 2 with the Plovdiv Philharmonic Or-
chestra also under the baton of Emil Tabakov.
A few months ago she has recorded Mozart´s Piano Concerto D minor K.V. 466 and Piano Concerto E
flat major K.V 271 with the Chamber Orchestra Orpheus in Sofia.

                                               CD-Recordings
     PMP 90 91 - 0   Rachmaninow - Piano Concerto # 2 in c-minor - Thuringia Philharmonic Orchestra – Olaf Koch
   Thorophon 21 45   Erdmann - Concertino for Piano and small Orchestra - Thuringia Philharmonic Orchestra - Olaf Koch
     PMP 92 92 - 1   Janácek - Solo Piano Compositions: Sonata "October 1, 1905" (Presentiment - Death). "In the Mist"
                     (1911/1912), "On the Overgrown Path", "Recollection"
     PMP 95 95 - 2   Liszt - "12 Etudes d'exécution transcendante"
     PMP 98 98 - 3   Chopin - Etudes No. 1 - 24
     PMP 99 99 - 4   Beethoven - Piano Concerto # 4 & # 5 - Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra - Emil Tabakov
     PMP 01 01 - 5   Beethoven - Sonate Nr. 12 As-Dur op. 26, “Appassionata”, “Waldsteinsonate”
     PMP 01 02 - 6   Brahms – Piano Concerto # 2 - Plovdiv Philharmonic Orchestra - Emil Tabakov
     PMP 02 01 - 6   Chopin, Liszt & Brahms: “Romantische Klaviermusik”
     PMP 02 02 - 8   Mozart - Piano Concertoes KV 466 & KV 271 - Kammerensemble Orpheus, Sofia - Raicho Christov

								
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