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Kristina Miller


Kristina Miller, Russian-German pianist, was born in 1986 in Moscow into a musical family. Her outstanding talent gave her the first opportunity to perform W.A.Mozart Concerto Nr. 23 with orchestra at the early age of eight.

Six years later, Prof. A.E. Rubina invited her to study in a special music school for talented children in St.Petersburg, Russia. Having already won the first prize in the Berlin International Piano competition(1999) and second prize in the St.Petersburg International piano competition(2000), the Russian Ministry of Culture marked her exceptional achievements as a pianist by awarding her its prize for artistic development. Since the age of twelve, Kristina Miller played concerts in Europe, the United States, Australia and South America and was invited every year to appear  as a soloist with orchestras, such as the Recreation Grosses Orchester Graz, Orchestra of Americas, Israel Camerata Jerusalem, Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra, Orquestra Sinfonica do Teatro Nacional Claudio Santoro, Neue Philharmonie München, the Capella State Symphony Orchestra St.Petersburg, the Rostow Philharmonic Orchestra, the Orquestra Sinfonica da USP,  Berliner Camerata, the Uljanowsk Symphony Orchestra and others. She worked with Conductors including Ravil Martinov, Carlos Miguel Prieto, Sergey Krylov, Vladislav Chernushenko, Uri Segal,  Roberto Tibiricá, Osvaldo Ferreira, Fuad Ibrahimov, Helder Trefzger, Claudio Cohen, Hobart Earle, Andreas Stoehr, Marcelo Ramos and others.

After graduating at the special music school in 2004 she became a student at the St.Petersburg State Conservatory. During this time Kristina Miller had an opportunity to perform in concert halls such as the Philarmonic Hall, the Capella Hall and the big A. Glasunov Hall of Conservatory in St.Petersburg. In 2006 she won the Steinway Piano Award of the Munich Steinway House and entered the Munich Music University to continue her studies with the well-known pianist Prof. Gerhard Oppitz.

As a chamber musician, Kristina Miller collaborated with artists including Daniel Müller-Schott, Sergey Krylov, David Aaron Carpenter,  Jan Volger, Pierre Amoyal, Danjulo Ishizaka and others.

Besides making various recordings for the Bavarian Radio, her first CD was released in 2008 for the Naxos Label, which Kristina recorded with Nicolas Koeckert. It received great reviews and was repeatedly played at the Bavarian Radio and BBC Radio stations.

In November 2017 Kristina had her debut in Berliner Philharmonie.