Claudia von Lewinski
Piano, cembalo, Chamber music, song composition
Claudia von Lewinski was born in Darmstadt, the daughter of the renowned musical composer, Wolf-Eberhard von Lewinski. At the age of five she received her first piano lessons, and soon she was on tour with the "Lewinski Piano Trio" (together with her sisters). She studied piano at the Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz with Daniela Ballek (a student of Claudio Arrau), and she studied flute with Werner Peschke and Karl-Bernhard Sebon. She also studied cembalo at Frankfurt School of Music with Christel Pfeiffer. She received further musical training at the Frankfurt School of Music, gaining the concert "diplom" in 1984 with a combination of main subjects that were new at German schools of music: Piano / chamber music / song composition with Leonard Hokanson and Hartmut Höll. She studied in the master class of Vitalij Margulis at Freiburg School of Music.
She attended master courses with Menahem Pressler, Karl-Heinz Kämmerling, etc.
She also studied cembalo with Johann Sonnleitner (Zürich), Herbert Tachezi (Vienna), Andreas Staier (Cologne) and Robert Hill (USA - Freiburg).
She taught from 1977 – 1999 at the Peter Cornelius Conservatory in Mainz and from 1999 – 2007 at the School of Music in Saarbrücken. She has been a lecturer in piano, cembalo, song composition and chamber music at Dr. Hoch’s Conservatory in Frankfurt since 1985, and she has also taught piano and recitative composition (for prospective répétiteurs) at the School of Music (Johannes Gutenberg University) in Mainz since 1995. She taught many courses, including "chamber music" at Stuttgart School of Music, 1984 - 1991 Course Director (chamber music) at the International Summer Academy for Early Music in Innsbruck.
Many of her students have won prizes in national competitions and some are working abroad (inc. USA). Claudia von Lewinski directs the "Jugend musiziert" competition in Frankfurt (including the Hochtaunus and Wetterau areas).
She directs the Mainz Baroque Ensemble and she is a member of various chamber orchestras. She plays concerts as a pianist (including the pianoforte) and cembalo player, with musicians including Sergio Azzolini, Helmut Erb, Julius Berger, Norman Shetler, Michael Schopper, Reinhard Goebel. She has played, for example, under Bruno Weil and Christoph Eschenbach (Mozart's "Idomeneo") with Pamela Coburn, Peter Schreier, etc.
Radio and television productions, as well as vinyl album and CD recordings.