Biography

 
Judith Pfeiffer, born in Germany, holds five degrees in Piano Performance/Piano Education from three different countries:

  • A Doctorate in Musical Arts in Piano Performance (University of Memphis);
  • the Diplome d’Enseignement de Piano (Ecole Normale de Musique in Paris, France);
  • the Konzertexamen Diplom (Musikhochschule Wuppertal, Gemany);
  • the Diplom Künstlerische Abschlussprüfung (Hochschule für Musik Hannover, Germany);
  • the Diplom Musikpädagogin (Musikhochschule Münster, Germany).

    Her prizes include:

  • Winner of the Soloists Competition of the University of Memphis (performance of Liszt’s Dies Irae with the University orchestra of the School of Music)
  • First Nominated at the Concours de Ecole Normale de Musique in Paris (Première Nominée à l'Unanimité)
  • Concert Prize at GEDOK Competition in Berlin.

    Her CD, “Brahms and His Time,” features romantic piano works by Johannes Brahms,
  • Clara and Robert Schumann, and Frederic Chopin. A CD with piano works by women composers was released by Dreyer-Gaido Musikproduktionen (Germany) and acclaimed by critics and the general public alike.

    Judith has performed throughout Germany, Austria, Cyprus, Italy, France, Portugal, and the United States. With her expertise of Brahms, she enthusiastically accepted the invitation from Friends of Goethe and the German Consulate in Atlanta to perform “Brahms and His Time” on a Southern tour. She also performed in several venues in Florida, including the Royalty Theater in Clearwater, Keene Faculty Center Recital Series at the University of Florida in Gainesville, and at the 7 th International Festival of Women Composers in Gainesville (recorded for National Public Radio).

    An outstanding feature of her recitals is her illuminating commentary on the pieces,in which she draws from music history, philosophy, and psychology, thus allowing the audience to find new connections between the composer, the music, and itself.

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