As one of the world’s most in-demand soloists, German-Japanese pianist Alice Sara Ott continues to develop and reach new audiences every season. She regularly works with the world’s leading conductors and orchestras, and performs on the world’s most hallowed stages. Yet with her talent not limited to a career as a high level performing artist, she also expresses her diverse creativity through a number of design and brand partnerships.
Alice’s creative flair led to her being personally requested to design a signature line of high-end leather bags for JOST, one of Germany’s premium brands. Featuring Alice’s hand drawn designs, the bags include origami elements inspired by her Japanese heritage. Alice’s gift for illustration also extends to smartphones, with her designs for a range of stickers for the Japanese messaging service LINE reaching millions of users worldwide. She has also established strong relationships with a number of leading global brands, such as in her role as global Brand Ambassador for Technics, the hi-fi audio brand of Panasonic Corporation.
In 2016/17 Alice continued her long, established relationship with Deutsche Grammophon – for whom she has been an exclusive recording artist for almost ten years – with the release of her eighth album, Wonderland. Recorded with Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunk and Esa-Pekka Salonen at the helm, the album features repertoire from Edvard Grieg and explores the worlds of magic and folklore with the Norwegian composer’s virtuosic Piano Concerto, Lyric Pieces and Peer Gynt suite. The 2016/17 season also saw Alice take the project on tour to Japan, Taiwan and to Europe.
Alice has worked with conductors at the highest level including Lorin Maazel, Gustavo Dudamel, Charles Dutoit, Pablo Heras-Casado, Paavo Järvi, Neeme Järvi, Gianandrea Noseda, Andres Orozco-Estrada, Yuri Temirkanov, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Sakari Oramo, Osmo Vänskä, Vasily Petrenko, Myung-Whun Chung, Hannu Lintu and Robin Ticciati. As well as with ensembles such as: Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Washington National Symphony Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra and Wiener Symphoniker.
The pianist’s 2017/18 season begins at home in Germany with the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin, followed by a tour with the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra for Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No.5 and concerts in the U.S. with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Paavo Järvi. Before the end of the year, Alice will join the London Symphony Orchestra under the inimitable baton of Sir Antonio Pappano for Liszt’s Totentanz, and will return to the repertoire of Wonderland to give a recital tour in China. Returning to Europe in 2018, Alice will give concerts with the WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln, Orchestre National de France, Dresden Philharmonic and Düsseldorfer Symphoniker.
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