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Biography

„While her technical skills are superior to any difficulty whatsoever, she does not deliver narcissistic keyboard acrobatics,
but an exceptionally profound interpretation...“ (nmz)

„Her technique is noticeably clear and smooth, ingrained with mature musicality. In every piece
the warmth of her playing comes through, without a trace of clatter or display for its own sake.“ (Fanfare US)
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Artistic depth, technical superiority and remarkable sense of tonal color are the trademarks of the young German pianist Jamina Gerl. Born in Bonn, she was accepted as a full student at the Cologne “Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln” at the age of only 15 years. After completing the Diplom degree in instrumental performance under Professor Roswitha Gediga, she became a student of Russian-born pianist and conductor Eduard Zilberkant, continuing her academic studies with a full scholarship at the University of Alaska in the United States.
Numerous competition triumphs and concert engagements have taken Jamina Gerl to Great Britain, Italy, Switzerland, America, China and Japan. These included prestigious venues such as the New York Steinway Hall, Carnegie Hall, Tonhalle Düsseldorf, Beethoven-Haus Kammermusiksaal, Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall Seattle, Sichuan Conservatory Concert Hall and Munetsugu Hall Nagoya. Radio and TV recordings were produced in cooperation with mdr, WDR and Deutschlandfunk.
Following the Master of Music in Piano Performance, Gerl was an assistant at the Catholic University of America until the end of 2012, where she studied under Nikita Fitenko in the doctoral programme. She received further inspiration from master classes with Paul Badura-Skoda,, Bernd Goetzke, Menahem Pressler, Jerome Rose, Massimiliano Ferrati and Rose Marie Zartner.
Her solo Debut CD “Wanderer” (TYXart) was broadcasted worldwide on the radio and gained international recognition through numerous reviews by experts."CD of the day" (ORF), "CD of the week" (Klassik-heute) and "Recommendation of the Month" (FONO FORUM):trenner
„But the greatest surprise of all is the abundance of tones and nuances she delivers, allowing her to give
each piece its own hue and highly specific character, making Mendelssohn sound like Mendelssohn and
Debussy like Debussy – and that applies to all composers.“ (Pizzicato Luxemburg)
„What does place Gerl in league with other great keyboard artists is her seemingly innate ability to
differentiate each of the pieces on her program according to its historical context and style.“ (Fanfare USA)trenner

Over the years Gerl has been awarded scholarships from the Gisela & Erich Andreas Foundation Berlin, the Paul and Maria Kremer Foundation, the Rieke Alten Foundation in Berlin, the WILL Foundation, and the Richard-Wagner-Society. Her concert calendar for 2018 includes performances at the Klavierfestival RuhrSchleswig-Holstein Musik Festival, Mosel-Musikfestival and Bayreuther Osterfestival.

Competitions and Awards

2017 Adolf Klima Award Prizewinner Munich, Germany
2015 Cultural Grant for Performing Arts Prizewinner Munich, Germany
2014 International Keyboard Institute & Festival 1st Prize New York, USA
2014 American Protégé Concerto Competition 1st Prize and Best Performance Award New York, USA
2013 International Shining Stars Rachmaninoff Competition 1st Prize New York, USA
2011 Seattle International Piano Competition 3rd Prize Seattle, USA
2011 Schlern International Music Festival Competition Finalist Voels, Italy
2010 Fairbanks Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition Prizewinner Fairbanks, USA
2008 Dorothy MacKenzie Recognition Award 2nd Prize New York, USA
2006 Mauro Paolo Monopoli Prize Diploma Barletta, Italy
2006 A.M.A. Calabria Piano Competition Diplom of Honor Lamezia Terme, Italy
2006 Wartburg Piano Competition Eisenach Diploma Eisenach, Germany
2001 Grotrian Steinweg Piano Competition 2nd Prize Braunschweig, Germany
2000 "Münchner Klavierpodium der Jugend“ Prizewinner Munich, Germany
1999 Bach Piano Competition Köthen Prizewinner Köthen, Germany
1992–2002 Piano Competition „Jugend Musiziert“ 1st and 2nd Prizes Germany

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