Jahrgang 1955, stammt aus einer süddeutschen Musikerfamilie. Seine pianistische Ausbildung in der Zeit bis zum Abitur prägten Roland Keller und Ludwig Hoffmann. Anschließend studierte er an der Hochschule für Musik Freiburg in der Meisterklasse von Prof. Vitaly Margulis. Nach seiner Konzertreifeprüfung lehrte er an der Hochschule für Musik in Freiburg, bis er 1988 als Professor an die Hochschule für Musik Detmold, Abt. Münster berufen wurde. Seit 2010 leitet er als Dekan die heute eigenständige Musikhochschule Münster. Neben Engagements in ganz Europa führen ihn Konzerte, Lecture Recitals, Meisterkurse und Vorträge regelmäßig nach Japan und Korea. Er ist Juror bei internationalen Wettbewerben in Deutschland, Bulgarien, den Niederlanden, Japan und Russland. Michael Keller widmet sich mit großem Engagement der pianistischen und künstlerischen Entwicklung seiner multinational zusammengesetzten und vielfach preisgekrönten Klavierklasse.


She is a revolutionary with a brilliant technique, someone who goes against the grain, no punk of the classical scene but not entirely refined either, an artist who tells stories with her hands,” MDR declared when Kateryna Titova’s debut recording of works by Rachmaninoff was released by Sony Classical in 2009.

A native of the Ukraine, Kateryna Titova has won first or second prizes at twenty international piano competitions, notably the 2002 Alicia de Larrocha Competition in Andorra, the 2004 International Russian Music Piano Competition in San José, California, the 2005 Anton G. Rubinstein Piano Competition in Dresden, the 2008 James Mottram International Piano Competition in Manchester and the 2013 Spanish Composers International Piano Competition in Madrid.

Kateryna Titova was five when she began to play the piano. She attended the Kharkov Special Music School in the Ukraine before transferring to the Tchaikovsky Central Music School in Moscow. By 2001 she had moved to Germany to further her studies, initially with Michael Keller at the Münster Academy of Music, then with Arkadi Zenzipér at the Carl Maria von Weber Academy of Music in Dresden. She received an International Artist Diploma from the Royal Northern College of Music, where her supervisor was Norma Fisher, and also studied with Boris Petrushansky at the Imola Piano Academy in Italy. Her development as an artist has been influenced in no small way by Igor Blagodatov, a pupil of Jacob Milstein and one of the leading exponents of the tradition enshrined in the Russian piano school.

Both as a soloist and as a chamber recitalist Kateryna Titova has performed throughout Europe, Russia, the Ukraine and the United States of America with orchestras that have included the Netherlands Symphony Orchestra, the Moscow Symphony Orchestra, the Vienna Chamber Orchestra, the Philharmonie der Nationen and – under the direction of Maxim Vengerov – the Prague Philharmonic. Recitals have taken her to the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Festival, the Bad Kissingen Summer Festival, the International Music Festival in Viana do Castello in Portugal, the Dresden State Opera, the Laeiszhalle in Hamburg, the Vienna Konzerthaus, Lesinsky Hall in Zagreb and Bridgewater Hall in Manchester. Her recording of chamber works with the oboist Ramon Ortega Quéro was released on the GENUIN label in 2012.

Kateryna Titova is the recipient of scholarships from the Vladimir Spivakov Foundation in Moscow, the Oskar and Vera Ritter Foundation, the Lutz-E. Adolf Foundation and the GWK in Münster, Northrhine-Westphalia, whose Young Artist Award she received in 2002. She has also received support from Rotary International and, in 2016/17, from the Funk Foundation.


Michael Keller & Kateryna Titova

02.10.19 – 08.10.19

7 days


4 individual lessons (open to the public)
Public perfomance
Career counseling

We offer comfortable accommodation at Musitektur Academy at an affordable price for students participating in the masterclass and their attendants. During their stay at Majorenhaus, students will be involved in the educational process throughout the course, having the opportunity to passively attend all the lessons and practice in all their free time both in lecture rooms and in their rooms. More info

Concert engagements in Sankt Blasien, Zurich, Liechtenstein, Leipzig or Hamburg for the best participants

Course location: Musitektur Academy
Brünigstrasse 1, 6053 Alpnachstad, Switzerland

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