Classical Barcelona • International Piano Competition 2023
5–8 October, 2023

Cordelia Höfer-Teutsch (Austria ) ← Back to list

Cordelia Höfer-Teutsch — Classical Barcelona • International Piano Competition 2023

CordeliaHöfer was born in Munich/Bavaria.

She completed her studies in piano at the universities in Salzburg (Hans Leygraf) and Munich (Klaus Schilde, Hugo Steurer) with highest honors. In Salzburg she also studied conducting (Gerhard Wimberger) and chamber music.

1979 she won first prize of the „Kurt Leimer Competition“of Mozarteum in Salzburg. She acquired further valuable inspiration from Wilhelm Kempff , Sandor Vegh, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Tatjana Nikolajewa and Elisabeth Leonskaja.

At the age of 15 she gave her debut in Munich with orchestra performing Carl Maria Weber's Konzertstück op.79. Her extensive concert experience involving solo appearances with renowned orchestras took her to many countries in Europe, to the USA, Korea, China and Japan.

2006 she performed on a trio-tour in Japan with her children Saskia Roczek ( and Leonhard Roczek ( She has appeared in numerous festivals: “Mostly Mozart” New York, “Kontrapunkte” at the Salzburger Osterfestspiele (Austria), Luzern Festival (Switzerland) the Kuhmo Festival in Finland, the Mozart-Woche in Salzburg, Mozart Festival Cluj, Theatre Festival Sibiu (Romania), the Summer Festival in Portogruaro (Italy), BUNT-Festival Belgrade (Serbia), Osterfestspiele Baden-Baden (Germany), Shanghai Piano Festival (China), among many others.

For over more than 30 years she played concerts regularly with members of the Vienna and Berlin Philharmonic Orchester.

She performed further numerous concerts with artists including Ruggiero Ricci, Aurora Natola-Ginastera, Rainer Honeck, Noah Bendix, Götz Teutsch, Ivry Gitlis, Heinrich Schiff, Thomas Riebl, Anna Prohaska etc. She began teaching at the Mozarteum in 1982 with a lectureship. She has been a professor for piano and chamber music at the University Mozarteum since 2002.

Her Students won in the last years more than 50 prizes in international competitions.

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