Alice Sara Ott
born on 1/8/1988 in München, Bayern, Germany
Links Facebook (English)
Alice Sara Ott
Alice Sara Ott (born August 1, 1988) is a German classical pianist and the elder sister of Mona Asuka Ott.
Early life and education
Ott was born in Munich, Germany, in 1988; her Japanese mother had studied piano in Tokyo, and her father was a German civil engineer. She says she realised as a child that "music was the language that goes much beyond any words" and that she wanted to communicate and express herself through music. She started piano lessons when she was four, and reached the final stage of the youth competition in Munich at the age of five, playing to a full house in the Hercules Hall.
She won the Jugend musiziert competition in Germany when she was seven years old.
In 2002 she was the youngest finalist at the Hamamatsu International Piano Competition in Japan where she won the Most Promising Artist award.
From the age of twelve, she studied at the Salzburg Mozarteum with Karl-Heinz Kämmerling  while continuing her school education in Munich. Ott has won awards at a number of piano competitions, including first prize at the 2004 Pianello Val Tidone Competition.
Her sister Mona Asuka Ott is also a professional pianist.
She won first prize in the 2003 Bach Competition in Köthen, Germany, the 2004 Pianello Val Tidone Competition in Italy, and the 4th EPTA (European Piano Teachers Association) International Competition in 2005.
- 2009 – Liszt: Études d'exécution transcendente
- 2010 – Chopin: Complete Waltzes
- 2010 – Liszt: Piano Concerto No. 1 and Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 1
- 2011 – Beethoven: Piano sonatas No.3 in C, Op.2 No.3 and No.21 in C, Op.53 (Waldstein)
- 2013 – Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition and Schubert: Piano Sonata in D major, D850
- 2014 – Scandale (with Francesco Tristano) - Tristano: A Soft Shell Groove; Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring; Rimsky-Korsakoff: Scheherazade – The Story of the Kalendar Prince; Ravel: La Valse
- 2015 – The Chopin Project (with Ólafur Arnalds)
- 2016 – Wonderland. Edvard Grieg :
- Piano Concerto In A Minor, Op.16;
- Lyric Pieces Book I, Op.12, Album Leaf; Elves' Dance; Book III, Op.43, Butterfly; To Spring; Book V, Op.54, March Of The Trolls; Notturno; Book VII, Op.62, Brooklet; Book VIII, Op.65, Ballad; Wedding Day At Troldhaugen; Book X, Op.71, Once Upon A Time;
- Peer Gynt Suite No.1, Op.46, In The Hall Of The Mountain King; Peer Gynt Suite No.2, Op.55, Solveig's Song;
- "Alice Sara Ott". Deutsche Grammophon. June 2010. Retrieved 2012-04-12.
- Durrant, Sabine (20 November 2011). "Alice Sara Ott: 'I don't want to have burn-out syndrome'". The Telegraph. Retrieved 2012-04-12.
- "Power & Grace". Glass Magazine (7): 154–156. 2011. ISSN 2041-6318.
- Cummings, Robert. "Alice Sara Ott". allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2012-04-12.
- Lennie, Jonathan. "Alice Sara Ott interview". Time Out. Retrieved 2014-12-11.
- The Chopin Project at AllMusic. Retrieved March 26, 2015.
- Deutsche Grammophon, Wonderland by Alice Sara Ott