Schaghajegh Nosrati (Piano)
Biography, Audio/Video, Photos, Discography, 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)

Schaghajegh Nosrati, born in Bochum in 1989, is an extremely versatile musician and was able to establish herself as a concert pianist early on thanks to her outstanding reputation as a Bach interpreter. Her international breakthrough came with her success as a prizewinner at the 2014 Leipzig Bach Competition, but above all through her increasing musical collaboration with Sir András Schiff, who praised the “astonishing clarity, purity and maturity” of her Bach playing and her associated understanding of music.

In recent years, the pianist has performed at many renowned venues, including the Essen Philharmonie as part of the Ruhr Piano Festival (standing in for Daniel Barenboim), Palais des Beaux Arts Brussels (Bozar), Lucerne Festival, Heidelberger Frühling (Germany), Tonhalle Zurich, Vancouver Playhouse, Kennedy Center Washington, Palau de la Música Catalana Barcelona, Berlin Philharmonie, Wigmore Hall London and Carnegie Hall in New York. In the 2022/23 season, Schaghajegh Nosrati was “Artist in Residence” at the Beethovenhaus Bonn and soloist with the Beethovenorchester Bonn.

The pianist accepted invitations from the Bochum Symphony Orchestra to perform at the Anneliese Brost Forum. At the Bach Montréal Festival, she performed with the festival orchestra under the direction of Reinhard Goebel, and she also made her highly successful debut with the Bremen Philharmonic Orchestra and Mozart’s Piano Concerto K. 467 at the Bremen Glocke.

She made her debut at the Pierre Boulez Saal Berlin in 2019, standing in for Radu Lupu, who was ill at the time. She was invited back in 2022, this time to perform “Das Wohltemperierte Clavier, Book 1” by J.S. Bach, which Schaghajegh Nosrati had recorded the previous year in the same hall and as part of a CD production (CAvI Music).

Another highlight of the pianist’s career to date was her 2018 tour with Sir András Schiff and the Cappella Andrea Barca, performing J.S. Bach’s concertos for two pianos at venues including the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, Musikverein Vienna, Tonhalle Düsseldorf and KKL Lucerne.

In 2017, Schaghajegh Nosrati went on tour to China for the first time, where she gave acclaimed debuts in Beijing, Shanghai and other major cities in the country.

The pianist has released 6 CDs. Her discography includes works for solo piano and concertos with orchestra by J.S. Bach, Charles Valentin Alkan and Anton Rubinstein. Her CD with J.S. Bach “Das Wohltemperierte Clavier, Book 1”, released in 2022, was awarded the German Record Critics’ Award in quarter 4/2022.

In addition to her solo activities, Schaghajegh Nosrati is an enthusiastic chamber musician, not only in the field of classical music but also in world music.
In 2022, she founded the Joolaee Trio together with Misagh Joolaee and Sebastian Flaig (line-up: kamancheh, piano and percussion) and has performed in this formation at the Rudolstadt Festival, the Raderberg Concerts in Cologne, the Bremen Sendesaal, the Schleswig Holstein Music Festival and the Heidelberger Frühling, among others.

In parallel to her concert career, Schaghajegh Nosrati became involved in teaching at an early stage. Between 2015 and 2019, she worked as a lecturer at the Hanover University of Music, Drama and Media. Since 2020, she holds a position as assistant to Sir András Schiff at the Barenboim-Said Academy in Berlin.







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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


Fantaisie for Piano and Orchestra, L. 73

E. Grieg:

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 FP. 146

S. Prokofiev

Piano Concerto Nr. 2 in g minor Op. 16

S. Rachmaninov:
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


Piano Concerto in G major, M. 83

Anton Rubinstein:
Piano Concerto no. 2 in F major, Op.35

Piano Concerto no. 4 in d minor, Op.70

Clara Schumann
Piano Concerto, Op. 7




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