|Dinorah Varsi has started her career as a child prodigy at the age of 4 when she gave her concert debut in her home town Montevideo, Uruguay. Already at that time, the great conductor Erich Kleiber predicted her a big musical future. |
She studied piano in Uruguay as well as in Paris and New York, and later with Geza Anda. Soon Dinorah Varsi won her first piano competitions: Buenos Aires, Geneva, Barcelona, London and the Clara Haskil Competition.
This was the start of an international career that took her to all great concert halls like Musikverein Vienna, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Liederhalle Stuttgart, Philharmonie Köln, and to all great orchestras and conductors like the Berlin Philharmonic, the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam, the Royal Philharmonic, the Munic Philharmonic with conductors like Rudolf Kempe, Giuseppe Sinopoli, Semyon Bychkov, Charles Dutoit, Bernhard Haitink, and many others. She is a regular guest at the Festivals in Salzburg, Berlin, Lucerne, Prague, Schwetzingen, Schleswig-Holstein, to name a few.
Her recording of Schumann's "Kreisleriana" is ranked at the same level as Horowitz, Kempff and Rubinstein. Many recordings followed, mainly Chopin, Rachmaninov and Brahms. Recently the Brahms piano concertos with the Prague Symphony and Petr Altrichter as well as a recital recording with works by Franck, Debussy and Ustvolskaya were released. The critics rave not only about the vitality of her playing but also about her great musical personality.
Dinorah Varsi has made a sabbatical a few years ago in order to reposition her career and to follow her pianistic ideas. Since, the public and critics attest that her playing has an even more fascinating and refined impetus. She is considered as one of the greatest interpreters of the romantic repertoire.
Besides her international concert career Dinorah Varsi devotes a part of her time to the young generation of pianists as a teacher as well as a jury member of various piano competitions.
Many TV-Portraits, TV-Productions and Radio-Productions document the exceptional musicianship of Dinorah Varsi...