Eva-Maria May

Instrument: 
piano

Eva-Maria May made a name for herself equally as a concert pianist as well as a chamber music performer. Having been intensively mentored by her teachers, Karl Wingler and Peter Hollfelder at the Wuerzburg Music Academy, she made her debut at the age of 14 with a performance of the Piano Concerto in A major by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (K 414). After studying at the Munich Music Academy with Eric Then-Bergh, she participated in the master class of Julian von Károlyi, well-known for his Chopin performances. Further studies with Igor Shukov, André Tschaikovsky and Valentin Gheorghiu deepened her bond with Russian piano music. Highlights in Eva-Maria May’s repertoire are the works by Robert Schumann, Frédéric Chopin, Alexander Scriabin and Johann Sebastian Bach. With a slew of concerts she actively paved her way through Italy, England and France, in addition to three extensive tours through the USA. Memorable impressions were left behind in concerts as a member of the CenariuTrio, with the violinist Joshua Epstein, in a piano duo with Norman Shetler or also as a soloist performing piano concertos by Ludwig van Beethoven or Robert Schumann. Two CDs with works by Frédéric Chopin, Alexander Scriabin and Igor Stravinsky were released as a result of a long cooperation with the Bavarian Radio. Eva-Maria May was awarded the prize of the German University and Conservatory Competition, teaches at the Music Academy in Wuerzburg and lives in Munich. Fascinated by the richness of color and brilliance of his solo and chamber music compositions, Eva-Maria May has in the past few years added works by the composer Francis Poulenc to her recital program. Not without reason Arthur Rubinstein and Vladimir Horowitz had already in the 1920’s been sustainably engaged promoting Francis Poulenc.