Ana Marija Markovina
"I heard the grand piano and i was hooked, because the Bösendorfer Imperial is superb, it has a balanced, perfect intonation, and it resonates and sounds like the human voice. The instrument here is a pretty ideal image of a grand piano. "
Ana-Marija Markovina is quite an exceptional pianist in the music world. She is known for the rediscovery of forgotten repertoires and the recording of complete recordings. At the same time she is a popular interpreter of contemporary music and a celebrated author. She is a regular guest on the concert stages of the world - her concert tours have taken her to over 50 countries. She has been a soloist with numerous German and international orchestras and has given concerts at meaningful places like the Vienna Musikverein, the Berlin Philharmonie or the Sapporo Concert Hall. She was invited to perform at the International Piano Festival Yokohama, the Ruhr Piano Festival, the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival, the Beethovenfest Bonn, the Bachfest Hamburg, Bachfest Ansbach, Beethovenfest Bonn, the Piano Stars Festival Latvia and the International Piano Festival in Yokohama, Japan. On the occasion of the 300th birthday of Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach a CD box set with the composer's complete piano works was released in 2014 by Hänssler Classic, recorded on a Bösendorfer Imperial. Markovina's recording has received many awards including the German Record Critics' Award and the Choc de Classica. Her bond with Bösendorfer is also manifested in the complete recording of Anton Bruckner's solo piano works, with the first recording of the unpublished piano pieces from Kitzler's study book. Markovina is currently working on a recording of the complete works for solo piano by Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy, for which she chose a Bösendorfer Imperial again. Her first book, "GLÜCKS-Spiel", has just been published with great success by Staccato Verlag, which has caused a considerable media response.
Ana-Marija Markovina studied in Berlin, Vienna and Weimar and now lives in Cologne. Her teacher and mentor Paul Badura-Skoda described her as "one of the most important artists of her generation".