Almira Kreimel, MA. MA.
Lecturer in piano as compulsory subject
- Mirabellplatz 1
- 5020 Salzburg
The opera magazine “Der Neue Merker” described Almira Kreimel as “a colourfully interpretive, excellent pianist” and “a virtuoso who supports the singers competently and with versatility”. She has already played on countless international stages, as well as at the Salzburg Festival and in the Brucknerhaus in Linz, Austria. She has likewise performed as a chamber musician and soloist in Austria, Germany, France, Russia, Italy and Spain.
She feels at home not only on stage but also in the recording studio. Alongside many other works, she has recorded six solo pieces on CD with the “Quintensprung” choir and participated in the Mozarteum DVD projects “Veränderungen” and “Les Préludes”.
In addition to numerous awards in national and regional competitions, the young pianist won the Russian national competition “Russian Emergence” (Vladivostok, Russia). She received her first international prize in Lonigo, Italy, at the age of fifteen. In 2004 she was awarded the “Young Talent” scholarship from the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation. Three years later, she also won the international “Hope” competition. At the age of 19 she graduated with distinction in the main subjects piano and pedagogy at the Academy of Music and Drama (Krasnoyarsk). In the next two years, she studied under Larisa Markosyan, honoured artist of the Russian Federation, at the Academy of Music and Theatre and at the same time worked as a tutor in the wind and stringed instruments departments.
She has been living in Salzburg since 2008, where she has been studying piano and pedagogy at the Mozarteum under Professor George Kern. In 2010 she won the Hübel scholarship and in 2011 took second place in the “Mozart Prize”. In 2012 she was a finalist of the “Concours FLAME” in Paris. In November 2013, after an Erasmus year at the Paris Conservatoire under Prof. Olivier Gardon, Almira Kreimel completed her bachelor’s degree in piano concert studies and at the same time earned a distinction in instrumental (vocal) pedagogy. In 2016-2017, she was also awarded a master’s degree in piano and pedagogy with distinction.
From 2014 to 2016, she worked as a teaching assistant under Prof. Dr. Dr.h.c. Josef Wallnig in the Department of Music Theatre at the Mozarteum and as a tutor at the Salzburg State Theatre. Starting from the summer of 2015 she has performed regularly with the Salzburger Festspiele- und Theater-Kinderchor under Wolfgang Götz. Since 2016 she has been working as a lecturer at the Institute for Mozart Interpretation (opera and music theatre at the Mozarteum University) and since 2018 as a lecturer in Piano as a Compulsory Subject (Mozarteum University).