German-Japanese Pianist Caterina Grewe has performed to great critical acclaim throughout the UK, continental Europe, the US and Asia as a Steinway Artist. She has given recitals in venues such as the Royal Albert Hall, Steinway Hall London, Hamburg and Tokyo, Cadogan Hall, Fairfield Halls, Mozartsaal and Laeiszhalle in Hamburg, Dublin National Concert Hall, Palau de la Música Catalana in Barcelona, Bass Hall in Texas and the Rachmaninoff Hall of the Moscow Conservatoire amongst others.
Caterina has also given recitals which were broadcasted by the BBC, the NDR in Hamburg and France Musique in Paris. She appeared alongside Lang Lang on Sir Micheal Parkinson’s TV Show Parkinson Masterclass which was aired on Sky TV in 2013. As a concerto soloist, she has appeared with the Classic Philharmonic Orchestra Hamburg, the Lüneburg Symphony Orchestra, the Oldenburg State Orchestra, the NRW Symphony Orchestra, the RCM Symphony Orchestra, Jove Orquestra Nacional de Catalunya and the RTE National Symphony Orchestra amongst others.
Caterina has won numerous prizes at world-renowned piano competitions such as the Maria Canals, Dublin, Changsha, Lagny-Sur-Marne, Norah Sande Award, Mayenne, Rhodes and Lyon International Piano Competition. During her time at the Royal College of Music, Caterina won all major prizes including First Prize (Kendal Taylor Beethoven Piano Prize) at the annual RCM Beethoven Piano Competition in 2009 and First Prize at the Concerto competition in 2012. She was also awarded the HRH Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother Rose Bowl by HRH the Prince of Wales for her outstanding achievements during her studies at the Royal College of Music. Her debut CD for KNS Classical with works by Schumann was released in 2016 and received many great reviews and was described by the Gramophone Magazine as a 'fine disc' and 'playing full of character'.
Caterina studied with Gabriele Wulff at the Hamburg Conservatory, with the late Bernard Roberts at the Chetham’s School of Music and completed her studies at the Royal
College of Music in 2013 where she studied with the late Yonty Solomon, Ian Jones, Professor Vanessa Latarche and Professor Dmitri Alexeev.
Caterina joined the piano faculty of the renowned Purcell School in 2013 and was appointed as a piano professor at the Royal College of Music in April 2019. She regularly
gives masterclasses across Europe and Asia and has been a jury member of several piano competitions.
Faculties / departments: Keyboard