Pianoforte – Corsi Perfezionamento
German born pianist Uta Weyand comes from a musical family As a daughter of a choir conductor and an organist she grew up with choir music and the organ repertoire.
During her childhood she expressed her extraordinary musical talent not only with the piano. She played the violin, received voice classes and composed with great success.
The Post and Courier (South Carolina,USA) forecasted her „Weyand demonstrates genius at the piano...she is a pianist of genius, who should have a long career.“
And the Nürnberg News confirms “...especially admirable is her amazing art to bring the great Steinway to sing and to wrest him many captivating colors.“
After her studies in Freiburg/Germany, Baltimore/USA and Madrid/Spain with Elza Kolodin, Vitaly Margulis, Leon Fleisher and Joaquín Soriano Uta Weyand has had great international success giving numerous piano recitals and appearing with orchestras in most of the European countries, in Russia, Brazil, Cuba and the United States.
She played with orquestras like the Orquestra of Madrid, Barcelona and Valencia, the Nürnberg and Bamberg Symphony, the Stuttgart Philharmonic and the National Orquestra of Brazil close to conductors like Jesús López Cobos, José Ramón Encinar, Enrique García Asensio, Manuel Galduf, Jac van Steen, Marc Tardue and Gabriel Chmura.
After several scholarships of the German Government Uta Weyand won the first prize in the Steinway Piano Competition in Berlin and 1996 the first prize in the Jose Iturbi International Piano Competition in Valencia with two special prices: one for the best interpretation of Spanish music and the other for Spanish contemporary music.
Since then Uta Weyand's repertoire doesn't ignore any epoch from baroque to contemporary music. After having been living for more than ten years in Spain, Uta Weyand is a passionate interpreter of the spanish piano repertoire. She dedicates herself to unknown piano works performing constantly music by Montsalvatge, Guridi, Ohana and Dupont among many others. She worked close to composers like Michael Braunfels and Xavier Montsalvatge.
Uta Weyand received world wide press reviews with her recordings published at Hänssler Classics with music by Schumann, Mozart, Debussy, Montsalvatge, Granados and the Complete Works for Piano Solo by Manuel de Falla.
Uta Weyand combines her dynamic concert life with pedagogical activities giving master classes and conferences in Germany, Spain, Brazil and Cuba. In 2000 she became a professor at the Conservatorio Superior de Musica in Castellon/Spain. Since 2002 she is teaching at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Madrid.
Uta Weyand is founder of the PIANALE Piano Academy for pianists between 18 and 30 and the PIANALE JUNIOR for young pianists between 11 and 17 (www.pianale.com). She is initiator of the series of concerts “Schlosskonzerte Osthessen” in Germany, which provides young musicians with a high-standard performance platform.