Photography by Irène Zandel
Photography by Irène Zandel

"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 Persia, 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.


For the 2015/2016 season she 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).