Twenty-three year old German-Japanese pianist Alice Sara Ott has gained critical acclaim for her performances at major concert halls worldwide and has established herself as one of the most exciting musical talents of the day.
Recent concerts have seen Alice perform with the London, Vienna, Tokyo and San Francisco Symphony orchestras, and the Münchner Philharmoniker. In August 2011 she made her BBC Proms debut with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra and Sakari Oramo. In summer 2012 Alice tours Japan with the hr-Sinfonieorchester and Paavo Järvi, as well as making her first appearance at the Verbier Festival. She makes her Canadian debut with this evening’s performance.
Alice has recorded exclusively for Deutsche Grammophon since 2008, with her highly successful debut recording of Liszt’s 12 Études d’exécution transcendante quickly followed by albums of Frédéric Chopin’s complete waltzes, Beethoven sonatas and her debut concerto featuring Piano Concertos by Tchaikovsky and Liszt (with the Münchner Philharmoniker and Thomas Hengelbrock). Alice was awarded the prize for Young Artist of the Year at the Klassik Echo Awards for her Chopin recording in October 2010.