“Luisa Imorde couples a mature playing technique with an unbridled passion for the piece she is playing and the instrument she is playing it on, resulting in an auditory experience that kindles the spirit and sets the heart aflame” – said the Süddeutsche Zeitung of the young German pianist’s art.
She shares stage with artists like Martha Argerich, Fazil Say or Marie-Luise Neunecker and collaborates on a regular basis with german composer Jörg Widmann. She studied at the University of Music in Cologne and at the Mozarteum Salzburg with Jacques Rouvier.
Luisa Imorde has played at competitions and won prizes, but she finds it much more interesting to compare and contrast the works of various composers with the declared aim of making her audience listen to them in a new way and showing us relationships that we had never noticed before.
Like already on her first album “Zirkustänze” with compositions by Jörg Widmann and Robert Schumann: “Luisa Imorde appears as an outstanding talent that knows to strike exactly the right note in her elaborately conceived programme”, wrote FONO FORUM and awarded her debut album with it’s “star of the month”.
With her upcoming album “L’affaire d’honneur” (February 2019) the artist begins her exclusive cooperation with the label Berlin Classics. The presentation of the recording will take place at the original location of the piano battle between Joseph Woelfl and Ludwig van Beethoven in the Villa Xaipe nearby the park of Schönbrunn castle.
The young musician was able to surprise her audience at the International Mozart week Salzburg with the austrian premiere of two piano concertos by Eliott Carter. In addition to that she brought on stage a successful interpretation of Jörg Widmann’s piano concerto “Trauermarsch” at the Konzerthaus Detmold. Under the baton of Marie Jacquot she recorded Clara Schumann’s piano concerto together with Bremer Philharmonic Orchestra.
In the season 2019/20 Luisa Imorde is going to perform at the Konzerthaus Berlin, at the Musikverein Vienna and at the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg.