Biography

The pianist Christine Rahn is among the most renown chamber musicians and Lied accompanists of her generation. She is highly valued for her special sense of sound color. Christine Rahn’s pronounced sensitivity and flexiblilty in the musical exchange with chamber music partners is another strong aspect of her Performances.

Christine Rahn studied Piano and Lied accompaniment at the Universities of music in Karlsruhe and Hannover with Sontraud Speidel and Roland Krüger (Piano) and Jan Philip Schulze (Lied accompaniment) and at the Conservatoire nationale supérieure de musique et de danse in Paris with Anne Le Bozec (Lied accompaniment). In addition to her studies, she participated in master classes with Tabea Zimmermann, Jörg Widmann, Irwin Gage and – at the Schubertiade Schwarzenberg 2013 – with Justus Zeyen and Thomas Quasthoff. In 2015 Christine Rahn recieved a Stipend from the Schubert-Institut in Baden (Vienna) Austria to study with Elly Ameling, Birgid Steinberger, Helmut Deutsch, Julius Drake, Robert Holl, Rudolf Jansen and Andreas Schmidt.

Christine Rahn has received many international prizes. Together with her Duo partner Hiltrud Kuhlmann, she recently won the 2nd prize at the Internationaler Robert- Schumann-Wettbewerb 2016 in Zwickau. Her further Honors include the Deutsche Musikwettwerb in 2013 and the 58. Bundesauswahl Konzerte Junger Künstler enabling her to perform in the top concert venues throughout Germany. 2009 Christine Rahn was awarded the music prize presented by the Werner-Stober-Stiftung and she received Stipend from the Yehudi-Menuhin-Foundation.

In addition to concert activities, Christine Rahn has founded and is the artisitc director of one of the most interesting and innovative festivals for Lied.

In 2016 the Glasperlenspiele Calw- Festival für Liedkunst had its first successful season.