‘Caroline Oltmanns is fast becoming a star in the piano world, which is heavily evident in her refined, crystalline playing and charismatic persona’ (Donald Hunt, Pianist Magazine). She reveals in her playing a deep connectivity between music and culture. Her impeccable musical phrasing combined with an engaging stage presence have attracted audiences both in the US and abroad. This season features concert tours to Switzerland, California and China. Past seasons have included concerto appearances with Youngstown Symphony Orchestra, Johnson City Symphony Orchestra, Harburger Orchester Akademie, and Cleveland Philharmonic Orchestra in addition to the commission, premiere and recording of five new concerti for piano and large ensemble. Caroline Oltmanns has recorded six solo CDs on the Filia Mundi label. Her latest concept album Ghosts features Robert Schumanns last work 'Ghost Variations'. Caroline Oltmanns' playing has been broadcast globally on radio and television stations, and she was featured on the documentary series Living the Classical Life. She serves as a jury member of national and international competitions including the Cleveland International Piano Competition. As an International Steinway Artist, Steinway Spirio Recording Artist, Fulbright Scholar, and recipient of the Stipendium der deutschen Wirtschaft, she is Professor of Piano at Youngstown State University and holds degrees from the Staatliche Musikhochschule Freiburg and the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. Her musical mentors were Robert Levin, John Perry, Vitaly Margulis, and Malcolm Frager.
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