1976 in Vienna.
Formal piano training at the age of 4.
From 1990 studying at the Musikuniversitaet in Vienna with Alma Sauer, Michael
Krist, Avedis Kouyoumdjian, Michael Hruby and Paul Stejskal.
Concert, Piano teaching, Chamber music.
in various international master-classes and in chamber music seminars in Austria,
Germany, France, England and Switzerland.
prize-winner in the Austrian Federal Competition "Jugend musiziert".
Numerous appearances in recitals, as a soloist with orchestra, as chamber music
player and as a vocal- and instrumental accompanist in Austria
(Konzerthaus, Arnold Schönberg Center), Leoben, Vorarlberg (Feldkirch,
Montafoner Musiksommer, St.Gerold), Tirol (Seefelder Sommerkonzerte), in Switzerland
(Budapest, Zemplini Festival),
(Rom, Mailand, Pusiano), Russia
(St. Petersburg, Jekaterinburg), Japan (Kyoto International Music Student's Festival),
Danmark (Bornholms Festival), USA (New York),
and Canada (Toronto).
Several appearances in radio- and tv-programs.
Releases of compact discs.
Piano teacher at international master classes and chamber music seminars.
Jury member at piano competitions.
Conducting piano classes, among others - at the Viennese "Johann
Sebastian Bach Music School" and as a teaching assignee at the Viennese
besides outstanding proficiency there is great enthusiasm and courage ..."
her appearance ... was answered enthusiastically."
her differentiated touch and her competence ..."
audience was carried away by her
The name Christina Leeb will surely be remembered by the listeners."
young pianist Christina Leeb introduced herself with music by Frederic Chopin, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Claude Debussy
and Franz Liszt and she convinced with her vital performance."
the pianist surprised with her lucid and sound piano-playing and with a
particular strong expression."
Christina Leeb acting as pianist. It was a performance with plenty of
late-romantic ectstasy of melodies ..."
she revealed her love for music with each of the pieces played. Whenever
melancholy or vivacity was demanded - Christina Leeb made her performance a
delightful enjoyment for all the fascinated listeners."
have been listening to a Viennese duo [violin recital together with
Hermann Swietly] playing with a very specific sound based on perfect
technique… The pianist was not unsparing with the illustrations of the
spring. The spring was underway to Beethoven's "Spring sonata" in a
technically brilliant playing… Generally the violinist showed his
competence in expression and in a virtuoso technique, whereas the pianist
maintained a warm and full sound and a constant piano part, and perfectly
expressed the numerous changes of mood… The listeners witnessed two
musicians who extracted the expression to the last drop of this great music
[César Franck/violin sonata] – to achieve finally a complete musical
and interpretative freedom. (Denmark/Bornholms Festival 2006/Review in "Bornholms
...The two ladies -
striking up with pleasure - developed a fascinating form [4-hand recital
together with Agnes Wolf in Cham/D] ...and demonstrated an impressing
pianistic brillancy." (October 2009/"Bayerwald-Echo")
"Splendid piano music for a splendid audience...
together with Agnes Wolf in Cham/D] ...Thus the pianistic art of the
piano-duo... was on a very high level... This burning fire of Hungarian
folklore was risen brightly - bold, flexible and full of life [Brahms/Hungarian
Dances]... (October 2009/"Chamer Zeitung")
CD review on www.klassik-heute.de
"The Hungarian saxophonist Sándor Rigó has total command of his instrument.
He is able to conger up not only breathtaking runs, but also countless
shades of tone in an exceptionally wide dynamic range. A major contribution
to the outstanding impression made by this CD is provided by the Austrian
pianist Christina Leeb-Grill, who plays her difficult part in a crystal
clear manner. She masters the quite complex rhythms with great aplomb and is
an absolute equal partner of the saxophonist. The technical quality of the
recording also leaves nothing to be desired. This production will delight
both saxophone enthusiasts and fans of entertaining modern chamber music."
Sixtus König † [02.10.2009]
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