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Vienna Young Pianists 2014
July 27 – August 3

Piano Master Classes

Mami Morimoto
Pierre Réach
Masahi Katayama
Susanna Spaemann


Johannes Tappert Mental Practising for Musicians




Vienna Young Pianists special prize for promising talent of the year
€ 300,-


Stipendium für Teilnahme an Vienna Young Pianists internationalen Meisterkursen



Großer Ehrbarsaal
Mühlgasse 30, 1040 Vienna

Piano Recitals

July 27, 2014
Hanna Bachmann

July 31, 2014
Pierre Réach

August 1, 2014
Kaori Kashimoto

August 2, 2014
Benjamin Driencourt-Mangin & Firmin Martens

Final concert of Participants

August 3, 2014

Festsaal des Amtshauses Wieden
Favoritenstraße 18, 1040 Wien

July 28, 2014
Masahi Katayama & Mami Morimoto (Piano)
Michael König (Lesung)

July 29, 2014
Participants of Master classes
& Anne Bennent (Lesung)

July 30, 2014
Participants of Master classes


Susanna Spaemann


Susanna Spaemann is artistic director of the international piano festival, “Vienna Young Pianists”, founded by her in 2005. Born in Muenster, Germany, she studied piano performance with Anton Czizek and piano pedagogy with Brian Lamport at the Mozarteum University in Salzburg, Austria. At the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna, Susanna Spaemann completed her studies with Harald Ossberger and Klára Harrer-Baranyi. Advanced training in the fields of physiology and mental training for musicians, she received at the department of performing Arts Medicine at the University of Music in Berlin. The influence of Peter Feuchtwanger, Noel Flores, and others continues to inform both her playing and teaching.
Settled in Vienna, she concertizes throughout Europe and Japan as a soloist, chamber musician and lied accompanist, previously also with her former husband, Stephan Möller. In 2000, Susanna Spaemann was appointed as piano professor at the Prayner Conservatory of Music and Drama in Vienna. Always concerned to emphasise the individuality of each of her students through her teaching, she is much in demand as a pedagogue for exceptionally gifted young pianists. She is frequently invited to hold master classes and to act as a jury member in various piano competitions in and outside Europe. Her students have been first prize winners at national and international competitions.
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Mami Morimoto


Mami Morimoto was born in Shiga, Japan. Even in her earliest years, she became known as a child prodegy at the piano. She also won prizes for her compositions. She received her musical education at the Ishiyama Music High School and at the University of Music and Arts in Okinawa, Japan. Mami Morimoto is 1st prize winner of the „Okiden Sugarhall International Music Competition“ in Japan. As a much sought after pianist Mami Morimoto is frequently invited to give recitals all over Japan and in Europe. She has made a particular name for herself as an interpreter of Impressionist and Spanish piano music. She is equaly in demand as a piano teacher and regularly invited to give master classes and to participate as a judge in competitons.
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Masahi Katayama


The virtuoso pianist is an expert in Russian piano music interpretation was born in Japan. Masahi Katayama studied piano performance at the University of Music “Mozarteum” in Salzburg. He continued his studies at the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory and graduated at the University of Music and Drama in Hannover/Germany. The sought after pianist is prize winner of several international competitions such as „Citta di Senigallia“, „F. Busoni“ (Bolzano) und „Marguerite Long“ (Paris). More than 50 recitals per year as well as numerous CD productions (f. e. Skrjabin and Mussorgsky) show the artistic activities of the virtuoso artist.
Besides his pianistic career, Masahi Katayama is in great demand as a pedagogue. First he had a position as an assistant of the renowned pianist and piano professor Andrei Gavrilov at the University of Music in Hannover. Currently Masahi Katayama is a piano professor at the University of Arts in Osaka/Japan. He is frequently invited to hold masterclasses and being a jury member of numerous piano competitions in Japan and abroad.
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Johannes Tappert


Born in 1956 in Germany, the classical guitarist Johannes Tappert studied with Professor Dieter Kreidler in Wuppertal and Professor Hans-Michael Koch in Hannover, Germany. As a soloist and sought after chamber musician, Johannes Tappert has been performing in live concerts as well as in radio broadcastings, television productions and CD recordings He has been a member of the “Würzburger Gitarrentrio” for 9 years.
Since 1993, Johannes Tappert has been working as a coach trainer, presenting seminars on practicing and mental training for music students. Since 2010, he has become a faculty member of the Kurt Singer Institut Berlin, holding advanced trainings for musicians. Starting his educational career in 1981, Johannes Tappert has been teaching at the Würzburg Conservatory of Music and as guest professor at the State-Academy of Arts in Bremen, Germany. Since 1982, he has been teaching at the music training college in Bad Königshofen, Germany. Much as in demand as a Jury member in solo and chamber music competitions, Johannes Tappert is also an editor of solo and chamber music literature. He has invented the economic playing assistance for acoustic guitars, the ErgoPlay.
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