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Erasmus+ Masterclass with Katariina Liimatainen

7 June 2022 - 10 June 2022

A masterclass with Katariina Liimatainen, Senior Lecturer for Piano at the Savonia University of Applied Sciences Music and Dance, Kuopio Finland, will take place from 07 to 10 June 2022 as part of the Erasmus exchange programme.

Katariina Liimatainen works since autumn 2020 as Senior Lecturer in Piano at the Savonia University of Applied Sciences Music and Dance, where she teaches piano, chamber music and piano pedagogy. She has been Principal Lecturer in piano at the Kuopio Conservatory 2012-20. She has worked as Principal Lecturer at the University of Applied Sciences in Jyväskylä 1999-2012.

She is a member of the board of EPTA Finland as well as the vice chairperson of ECMTA.

She has studied piano at the Central Finland Conservatory of Music with Leea Isotalo. Thereafter she studied at the Vienna Music Academy with prof. Noel Flores and graduated both from the concert pianist department and the department of piano pedagogy. She continued her studies at the Prague Academy of Music with prof. Josef Páleniček and at the Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow with prof. Gleb Axelrod.

Ms. Liimatainen has been awarded in several competitions in Finland e.g. the Maj Lind Piano Competition and in the International Franz Liszt Piano Competition in Parma. Ms. Liimatainen has performed widely in Europe and Russia as a recitalist and chamber musician.

Performances also with Finnish chamber and symphony orchestras and in the Finnish, Italian and Russian Radio and TV.

She has acted as a member of jury in the main piano competitions in Finland. She was a member of jury in the Ilmari Hannikainen Chamber Music Competition in February 2020.

Ms. Liimatainen plays actively solo recitals as well as in various chamber music ensembles.

She plays in the Focus Piano trio and has recorded contemporary Finnish music with the Focus Ensemble and the baritone Tommi Hakala.

She has had solo piano and chamber music master courses e.g. in Denmark, the UK, Estonia, France, Greenland (Nuuk), Sweden, Norway (Kristiansand Agder University, Bergen Grieg Academy), Austria (Vienna University of Music and Dramatic Arts), Iceland (Reykjavik), Italy, Wales (Cardiff), Portugal (Ponte de Lima, Lissabon), Russia (St. Petersburg), the Netherlands and Poland (Chopin Academy in Warsaw).

In Finland she is a regular teacher at Karstula Music Courses since 1994 and has also worked at Lempäälä Music Weeks, Suolahti International music courses and Lapinlahti music courses.

Master class coordinator: Prof. Manuela Matis, ensemble music department


7 June 2022
10 June 2022


Conservatorio Monteverdi Bolzano


Conservatorio Monteverdi Bolzano
Piazza Domenicani 19
Bolzano, 39100 Italia
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