Already recognized as a young artist piloting creativity in Germany, pianist Jutta Rieping’s curiosity for sound and innovative performance flies into the stratosphere. She presents concerts of avant-garde, minimal music, and film music just as easily as her expressive classical repertoire, refined during her education at Weimar’s Franz Liszt Musikhochschule and Salzburg’s Mozarteum.
Alongside Bach and Chopin, an evening with Jutta Rieping will be bound to include visionary composers such as Fazil Say, Lera Auerbach, and Karl Jenkins. Why not bring a dialogue between new music and beloved repertoire to the stage? Jutta Rieping mixes what is expected by her audiences with a splash of surprise in tone and form. Her fans are seeking adventure in music as well as the finest touch from each piano key.
“Notice, not only her deep, intense tone, but also her refreshing, virtuosic touch” wrote a recent press reviewer of Jutta Rieping, who can be heard both solo and as a collaborative musician. Tours have led her through Europe and Asia, taking place in concert halls, clubs, and international festivals. In 2009, her recording of Chopin op. 28 earned her a reputation as an “expert” Chopin interpreter. 2010 brought the release of “Downtown Illusions” from Label Ars Productions with the classical band Spark, to which Jutta Rieping belonged from 2009-2011. The album won the ECHO Classic prize for Classical Music without Borders.
Concerning her music, Jutta Rieping remarks “Classical music is not something that, for me, should be celebrated like a ritual. It belongs to our lives and has such an influence over us. Music is emotional and communicative; music makes auditory sense of our world.” This world sounds intriguingly new to us after a performance by Jutta Rieping: