JP & DE - 2010



German-Japanese Pianist Caterina Grewe, born in Tokyo in April 1988, has performed to great critical acclaim throughout the UK and continental Europe as a Steinway Artist.


She has won numerous prizes including First Prize at the Nissin International Music Competition in Tokyo in 2002, First Prize at the Young Musician Competition in Germany in 2005, First Prize (RCM Kendal Taylor Beethoven Piano Prize) at the annual RCM Beethoven Piano Competition and Second Prize at the Intercollegiate Beethoven Piano Competition in 2009, First Prize at the Lagny-Sur-Marne International Piano Competition in Paris in 2010, First Prize at the Norah Sande Award in Eastbourne in 2010, and First Prize at the 2011 Mayenne International Piano Competition in France.


She was also awarded the HRH Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother Rose Bowl by the Prince of Wales at the Royal College of Music (RCM) for her outstanding achievements during her studies at the RCM. In 2014, Caterina won First Prize at the 6th Rhodes International Piano Competition in Greece. This year, she won Third Prize at the 61st Maria Canals International Piano Competition in Barcelona and Fourth Prize at the prestigious Dublin International Piano Competition.

Caterina has performed in venues such as the Bath Pump Room, Steinway Hall London and Hamburg, Winchester Cathedral, Cadogan Hall, Fairfield Halls, Mozartsaal and Laeiszhalle in Hamburg and the Rachmaninoff Hall of the Moscow Conservatoire. She has also given recitals which were broadcasted by 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. Her concerto debut (Liszt Piano Concerto No.1) with the Classic Philharmonic Orchestra Hamburg at Laeiszhalle in 2007 led to several invitations from the orchestra to return in 2008 (Grieg Piano Concerto) and 2011 (Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini). In the same year, Caterina gave several performances of Dvorak’s rarely played Piano Concerto in G minor with the Oldenburg State Orchestra in Germany. She also gave several performances of Liszt’s First Piano Concerto with the RCM Symphony Orchestra as part of the International Wimbledon Music Festival after having won the RCM concerto competition in 2012. This year, she gave her Japan recital debut to critical acclaim. Caterina also recently signed a record deal with KNS Classical and will be releasing her first CD later this year.

Caterina studied at the Hamburg Conservatory, the Chetham’s School of Music and completed her studies at the Royal College of Music this year where she studied with the late Yonty Solomon, Ian Jones, Professor Vanessa Latarche and Professor Dmitri Alexeev with whom she continues to work. Caterina holds the Bachelor of Music (BMus), Master of Music (MMus) and Artist Diploma (ArtDip), all completed with distinction. Throughout her studies, she was generously supported by the Monica and Guy Black Award, AHRC scholarship, RCM Henry Wood Trust, RCM David Young Piano Prize, Philharmonia Orchestra Martin Musical Scholarship Fund and the Musicians Benevolent Fund.