Sylvia Kimiko Krutz
Pianist, Chamber Musician
Contemporary Music Artist
Sylvia Kimiko Krutz, born in Hamburg (Germany), completed her Piano Performance studies at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna and completed her master's in Contemporary Music and Ensemble Performance with highest distinction.
At the age of five, she received her first piano lessons by Gabriele Wulff and was admitted to the class of Barbara Martini in 2009 as a junior student at the University of Music in Lübeck.
Sylvia Kimiko Krutz has been living in Vienna since 2011 and since then she has been intensifying her piano studies under the tutelage of Mathilde Hoursiangou, Jean-Bernard Matter, Alexander Rößler and Roman Zaslavsky. Additionally to her studies in Vienna, she spend one year as an international exchange student at the Tokyo University of Arts (Japan) where she studied with the pianist Kenji Watanabe.
Sylvia Kimiko Krutz has received prizes both in solo and in ensembles competitions. Among others, she won prizes in the nationwide competiton of Jugend musiziert and received the special prize from the Hamburger Sinfoniker. She also won the first prize in the 8th Franz Schubert Competition in Ruse, Bulgaria and the second prize at the chambermusic competition "CAMERISTI dell'ALPE ADRIA" in Majano, Italy.
She performed, among others, with Ensemble PHACE, Ensemble XX.Jahrhundert, as a solist with the Mödlinger Symphonie Orchestra and in renowned concert halls such as the Vienna Musikverein, Konzerthaus Vienna, Radio Kulturhaus Vienna, United Nations Vienna, Nagasaki Togitsu Canary Hall, Taito-ku Millenium Hall Tokyo, Hamburger Laeizshalle, Opera Stabile and Arnold Schönberg Center. 2017 she played at the "200 Years Mdw"- Anniversary Concert at the Tokyo University of Arts and has appeared in festivals such as Wien Modern, Vienna Summer Music Festival and the radio station Ö1.
Sylvia Kimiko Krutz is a co-founding member of the Oxymoron Duet, created in Vienna 2019, and performs regularly with the saxophonist Marko Dzomba, in the Duo Dzomba-Krutz.