Caroline Oltmanns
"impeccable expressivity" -
"klassische Brillanz"

Pianist Caroline Oltmanns has performed
extensively in Germany, France,
Switzerland, South Africa and the United
States. Reviews rave about her “focused
and heartfelt emotion” (L’Alsace, France)
and her “mature creativity” (Fürther Zeitung,
Germany). Her playing has been broadcast
on radio and television stations in the US,
South Africa and Germany. In addition to a
wide variety of piano solo and concerto
repertoire, Caroline Oltmanns frequently
performs and premieres works by
contemporary composers. Caroline
Oltmanns is a Fulbright Scholar and
International Steinway Artist. A native of
Germany, she earned her Diploma at the
Staatliche Musikhochschule Freiburg and
her Master's and Doctoral degrees at the
University of Southern California in Los
Angeles. Her musical mentors were John
Perry, Robert Levin, Vitaly Margulis and
Malcolm Frager. She is Professor of Piano
at Youngstown State University.
(…) Pianist Caroline Oltmanns offered new points of
view for seemingly familiar repertoire works. The
centerpiece was Beethoven’s Waldstein Sonata op. 53.
Through delicate use of pedal and intelligent playing
the visionary character of the work came alive, even
though the interpretation stayed at all times extremely
close and true to the score. Her interpretation never was
just a dry lecture, but rather utter enjoyment.(…)

Martin Frei/Allgäuer Zeitung
Jan. 14, 2014
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