STÉPHANIE FRANKE

EDUCATION:
BMus - Conservatorio del Liceu, Barcelona (SPAIN)
MMus Conservatorio del Liceu, Barcelona (SPAIN)

Postgraduate Diploma in Piano Performance - Conservatori Liceu
Postgraduate Diploma in Chamber Music - Conservatori del Liceu, Barcelona (SPAIN)
Postgraduate Studies in Piano Pedagogy, Royal Academy of Music Stockholm (SWEDEN)
Künsterlerisches Diplom Prayner Koservatorium, Vienna (AUSTRIA)
Cert Dipl The Teaching Musician, Trinity Laban Conservatoire for Music, London (UNITED KINGDOM)

LANGUAGES:  Swedish, English, German, Spanish, French

Stéphanie started her piano studies in her hometown Stockholm. Later, she moved to Barcelona to pursue her bachelor's degree in piano performance with the renowned Russian pianist and pedagogue Stanislav Pochekin at Conservatorio del Liceu where she graduated with the highest results. She also pursued Postgraduate studies in piano and chamber music there. Later, she got accepted to pursue the prestigious Künstlerishe Diplom at the Prayner Konservatorium in Vienna, Austria, where she studied with the renowned Beethoven specialist Stephan Möller. After her time in Vienna, she returned to Barcelona to pursue a master's degree with the renowned Spanish pianist Albert Attenelle, and graduated with honors. She also took a course in piano pedagogy at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm and holds a postgraduate teaching certificate for musicians from Trinity Laban Conservatory in London.

 

Stéphanie Franke has given concerts throughout Sweden, Austria, Germany, Spain, Italy, France, Switzerland, Finland, Denmark, Poland, Hong Kong, Japan and USA. She has performed with chamber orchestras and as a soloist at Mozarthaus, Ehrbar Saal, Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Palau de la Musica, Berwaldhallen, Auditorio del Liceu, Schloss Laudon, Bösendorfer Saal, Paderewski House, Konserthuset Stockolm, to name a few. 

She has participated in numerous European festivals and masterclasses such as Int. Chopin Festival Busko-Zdroj, Barcelona Piano Academy International Summer Festival, VIP Festival, EMIV Festival, and Bad Ragaz. She has also performed at Drottningsholms Castle for the Royal Family of Sweden.

She has received masterclasses from legendary pianists like Paul Badura Skoda, Yonty Solomon, Matti Raekallio, Masahi Katayama, Sungsuk Kang, Phillipe Razquin, Akiko Ebi, Krystian Tkazcewski, Leonid Bromberg, Christopher Elton, Paul Roberts, Deirdre O'Donohue, Stefan Bojsten and Mats Widlund. 

She has been the recipient of over thirty scholarships, awards and prizes like Pedro Pons Foundation, Freemasons, Gålö Foundation, Sixten Gemzéus Foundation, Royal Academy of Music, Sandrews Foundation, Arjau Competition, Spanish Artist Association Scholarship, Debut Competition, among others. 

          

Having a great passion for learning, Stéphanie has taken courses like Juilliard School “Conquering performance anxiety”, Orpheus Institute “Artistic Research in Music”, Berklee College of Music “Music for Wellness”, Tsinghua University “Chinese: Start talking”.  She has also participated in lied and stage coaching from Günther Zerbes. During one year she learned from Furugh Karimi (MDW in Vienna), the author and creator of “Music gym”, where brain gym and music is united to enhance learning and performance.

 

After her older sister died from cancer, Stéphanie has been involved in various charity concerts for cancer research, multiple sclerosis etc. She has also performed at Rotary events, raising funds against drugs and violence and volunteered at a home for troubled teens and orphans, helping them to learn piano.

She has been featured in one of the piano books of the great piano teacher N.S. Tang, where Stéphanie's pedagogy and innovative ideas are presented. She has also been featured in magazines for parents to highly gifted children. She was a recipient of a scholarship to research the piano teaching and practice methods in different Japanese Music Universities.

She regularly visits Hong Kong and Japan to give masterclasses and to serve as a jury member in competitions and her students have an excellent record of students winning competitions and being accepted to prestigious masterclasses in Europe.

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