“For me a Steinway embodies technical perfection as well as perfection of sound. He gives a soul to each tone and for me as a musician it is a joy to experience how my own thoughts are reflected and imparted by the instrument.”

Alice Sara Ott

Photo: Kiyotaka Saito

German-Japanese pianist and Steinway Artist Alice Sara Ott continues her ascent as one of today’s most in-demand classical pianists. This season she performs with the world’s leading orchestras such as London Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, hr-Sinfonieorchester, WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln, Münchner Philharmoniker, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra for a tour across Europe with Vasily Petrenko, as well as makes her debut with Berliner Philharmoniker with Santtu-Matias Rouvali.

This season, Ott performs as artist-in-residence at China’s National Centre for the Performing Arts and continues her international recital tour of Nightfall, her latest album on Deutsche Grammophon with works by Satie, Debussy and Ravel, with performances across Europe and China from the Berlin Philharmonie to Guangzhou Opera House. Next season also sees Ott record her next album for the label, with whom she has been an exclusive recording artist for over ten years.

With her talent not limited to a global career as a high-level performing artist, Alice Sara Ott also expresses her diverse creativity through a number of design and brand partnerships beyond the borders of classical music. She was personally requested to design a signature line of high-end leather bags for JOST, one of Germany’s premium brands. Alice has been global brand ambassador for Technics, the hi-fi audio brand of Panasonic Corporation, and she has an ongoing collaboration with the French luxury jewellery house, Chaumet, part of the LVMH group.

Alice Sara Ott has worked with conductors at the highest level including Gustavo Dudamel, Pablo Heras-Casado, Ed Gardner, Paavo Järvi, Neeme Järvi, Sir Antonio Pappano, Gianandrea Noseda, Andrés Orozco-Estrada, Yuri Temirkanov, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Sakari Oramo, Osmo Vänskä, Myung-Whun Chung, Hannu Lintu and Robin Ticciati. She continues to perform with ensembles such as Los Angeles Philharmonic, London Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, Gothenburg Symphony, Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Washington’s National Symphony Orchestra, Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin, Wiener Symphoniker and Dresdner Philharmonie.

Alice Sara Ott has been a Steinway Artist since 2010. She is managed by HarrisonParrott. 

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