Schaghajegh Nosrati (Piano)
Biography, Audio/Video, Photos, Concerto repertoire, Programmes


“It is very rare that a young musician is dedicated to the music of Bach as Schaghajegh Nosrati is. She understands and plays this great music with astonishing clarity, purity and maturity.” (Sir András Schiff)

Born in Bochum (Germany) in 1989, Schaghajegh Nosrati learned playing the piano at the age of four. As from 1997, she was a pupil of Rainer Maria Klaas. In 2007 she attended the Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hannover as a young student of Prof. Steen-Nökleberg and was a full-time student in the piano class of Prof. Oakden from 2008 to 2015. After receiving her Master´s degree in 2015 she has been studying in the Solo Performance Class with Prof. Ewa Kupiec. She received additional artistic inspiration from Robert Levin, Angela Hewitt, Murray Perahia, Daniel Barenboim and Sir András Schiff.

Schaghajegh Nosrati´s career has already been marked by numerous successes at national and international piano competitions. She won first prizes at the Rotary piano competition in Essen (2006), the Van Bremen piano competition in Dortmund (2007) and the National Bach competition for young pianists in Köthen (2005). Furthermore she was awarded a gold medal at the international Concours pour jeunes solistes in Luxemburg. She was also a prize holder of the International Indonesia Pusaka Piano Competition (2012). In 2006 she was granted a scholarship by the Trude-Fischer-Stiftung in Meerbusch. Since 2011 she has been a scholar of the German National Academic Foundation. In 2014, she won the second prize at the International Bach Competition in Leipzig as well as the special prize of the Deutsche Liszt-Gesellschaft.

Between 1998 and 2011, Nosrati performed in many recitals at major music festivals such as the Integralfestival in Recklinghausen, the Köthener Bachfesttage and the Festival d´Echternach in Luxemburg. She was also invited to give a solo recital at the Norwegian Academy of Music in 2008 playing the Art of Fugue by J.S. Bach. Furthermore, she was invited to perform in the „Heidelberger Klavierwochen“ in 2012 as well as in the Gewandhaus Leipzig in 2014. In 2009 and 2011, she was a participant of the Padarewski Piano Academy in Poland and performed as a soloist with the Torún Symphony Orchestra, first under the baton of Jan M. Zarzycki and then with Jan Jakub Bokun. In 2014 she had several performances with Mitteldeutsches Kammerorchester together with Andreas Hartmann.

In 2015/2016 the pianist has been invited by Sir András Schiff to take part in the “Building Bridges” concert series in Frankfurt (Holzhausenschlösschen), Berlin (Kd211), Zurich (Tonhalle), New York (92y), Brussels (Palais des Beaux Arts) and Dusseldorf (Schumannfest).  In 2016/17 Schaghajegh Nosrati has given her debut at the Anneliese Brost Music Forum with the Bochum Symphony under the baton of Steven Sloane and at the Berlin Philharmonie with Deutsches Kammerorchester Berlin in December 2016.

In 2017 Schaghajegh has given her debut in China. On this tour, the pianist played recitals in several main cities of China. Among them Beijing and Shanghai.

In 2018 Schaghajegh Nosrati was on tour with Sir András Schiff and the Cappella Andrea Barca to play J.S. Bach’s Concertos für two pianos and orchestra at Vienna Musikverein, Mozarteum Salzburg, Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, Tonhalle Düsseldorf, Konzerthaus Dortmund, Palais des Beaux Arts and Lucerne Festival. 

Additional highlights in 2018 are a solo recital at Lucerne Festival, her debut in Vancouver and another performance at Anneliese Brost Musikforum in Bochum.

In 2019 the pianist has given her highly acclaimed debut at the Boulez Saal in Berlin when she stepped in for indisposed Radu Lupu.

The German CD label Genuin Classics has released two highly acclaimed CD’s with Shaghajegh Nosrati. For her debut Cd in 2015 she has recorded J.S. Bach’s “Art of Fugue” and in 2017 Bach’s Concertos for piano and orchestra has been recorded with the German Chamber Orchestra Berlin (Deutschen Kammerorchester Berlin).




Concerto repertoire

J.S. Bach:
Harpsichord Concertos BWV 1052-1058


L. van Beethoven:
Piano Concerto no. 4 in G major Op. 58


J. Brahms:
Piano Concertos Op. 15 & Op. 83


Piano Concerto no. 2 in f minor Op. 21


Piano Concerto in a minor Op. 16


F. Liszt:
Piano Concerto no. 2 in A major S. 125


W.A. Mozart:
Piano Concerto no. 20 in d minor K 466


Piano Concerto Nr. 2 in g minor Op. 16

Piano Concerto no. 1 in f sharp minor Op. 1,Piano Concerto no. 2 in c minor Op. 18
Piano Concerto no. 3 in d minor Op. 30, Rhapsody on a theme by Paganiniop. 43





Programm 1: Music and Nature

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750):
Partita No. 1 in B flat major BWV 825
 Menuett I – Menuett II – Menuett I, Gigue


Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827):
Sonata op. 28 in D major,
Scherzo. Allegro vivace, Rondo. Allegro ma non troppo




Robert Schumann (1810-1856):
Waldszenen Op. 82
 Jäger auf der Lauer, Einsame Blumen, Verrufene Stelle, Freundliche Landschaft Herberge,
Vogel als Prophet, Jagdlied,


Maurice Ravel (1875-1937):
2. Oiseaux tristes 3. Une barque sur l ́océan 4. Alborada del gracioso



Programm 2: Piano Symphonics

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750):
French Overture in b minor BWV 831,
Ouverture, Courante,
 Gavotte I – II – I, Passepied I – II – I, Sarabande, Bourrée I – II – I, Gigue,


Joseph Haydn (1732-1809):
Sonate in E flat major Hob. XVI:52
Allegro moderato Adagio
 Finale: Presto




Charles Valentin Alkan (1813-1888):
Symphony for piano solo Op. 39 No. 4-7
Allegro Marche funèbre Menuett Finale: Presto



Programm 3: Piano and Dance

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750):
Partita No. 2 in c minor BWV 826 Sinfonia, Allemande, Courante, Sarabande, Rondeau, Capriccio


Béla Bartók (1881-1945):
Dance Suite (1925)
Moderato Allegro molto Allegro vivace Molto tranquillo Comodo
, Finale. Allegro




Robert Schumann (1810-1856):
Davidsbündlertänze Op. 6,
1. Lebhaft, 
2. Innig
, 3. Etwas hahnebüchen,
 4. Ungeduldig,
 5.  Einfach, 
6.Sehr rasch und in sich hinein
, 7. Nicht schnell mit äußerst starker Empfindung, 8. Frisch, 
9. Keine Tempoangabe, 10. Balladenmäßig sehr rasch, 11. Einfach
, 12. Mit Humor,
 13. Wild und lustig ,14. Zart und singend, 15. Frisch, 
16. Mit gutem Humor, 17. Wie aus der Ferne, 18. Nicht schnell