Yuko Batik (Österreich)

Yuko Batik is a native Japanese pianist. She received her first piano lessons at the age of six. From 1991 she studied at the Toho Gakuen School of Music in Tokyo with Y. Kitamura. After completing her diploma in Tokyo, she started her artistic education at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna and from 1999 at the Konservatorium Wien with Prof. Roland Batik and Univ. Prof. Thomas Kreuzberger. She graduated her Bachelor and Master study, as well as Master of Education with distinction. Masterclasses with Jörg Demus and Oleg Maisenberg completed her pianistic developement. In 2006, an intensive collaboration began with Roland Batik as a piano duo.

The pianist has also participated in international competitions and has been awarded numerous prizes. This was the basis for an international career, which has taken her to many European countries, Turkey, Japan and finally a successful tour with Roland Batik to China. Their concert programs are extended by the ongoing invitations to Austrian festivals. She is a guest pianist at the Seibersdorfer Schlosskonzerte, the Wiener Neustädter Festival "piano and more" and the Wörthersee-Classics. The Bösendorfer Hall in the Mozarthaus Vienna has become one of her musical "home". Likewise, starting in 2014, she regularly began presenting her own project with Roland Batik in her hometown. Since 2012, Yuko Batik has been a lecturer at the Vienna Music University. Another teaching assignment follows at the Music and Art Private University of the City of Vienna.

Yuko Batik has also recorded many piano works. In May 2013 Gramola released her first solo CD with works by L.V. Beethoven, J. Brahms, A. Berg and R. Batik. In the international music magazine "Pizzicato" she was awarded the "Supersonic" award. This is followed in 2016 by another CD, also by Gramola, entitled "Pictures" (pictures of an exhibition by Mussorgsky, Liszt's Dante Sonata and the Moonlight Sonata by Ludwig v. Beethoven).