Sophie Pacini – piano
„Her expressivity never becomes an end in itself:
at any one moment her playing is artistic,
contemplative, surprising and illuminating“
(Neue Zürcher Zeitung)

Since her concert debut in 2000, the 27-year-old Italian-German pianist has appeared in many renowned concert halls throughout the world including concert halls Philharmonie München, Philharmonie Berlin, Suntory Hall and Orchard Hall in Tokyo, Tonhalle Zürich, KKL Luzern, plus the concert halls in Vienna, Hamburg, Hong Kong, Paris, Brussels, and London.

In recital, she has performed at international festivals such as Lucerne Piano Festival, Klavierfestival Ruhr, Piano Festival aux Jacobins Toulouse, Kammermusikfest Lockenhaus with Gidon Kremer, MDR Musiksommer, Rheingau Musikfestival, Young Euro Classic Berlin, at Wigmore Hall and the Progetto Martha Argerich.

Pacini has been awarded a number of prestigious prizes, most recently the Young Artist of the Year at the International Classical Music Awards „ICMA“, the ECHO Klassik in the category of „Rising Artist / Piano“. She was awarded the Prix “Groupe Edmond de Rothschild” at the Sommets Musical de Gstaad as well as the „Förderpreis Deutschlandfunk“, as „one the greatest talents of their generation.“ Sophie’s last two albums “In Between” and “Rimembranza” topped the classic charts for months.

Sophie’s special focus is on new ways to impart classical music to the younger generation. In our present times, where the unfiltered digitalization creates an arbitary reception of music, she actively campaigns for a new awareness of “analogue artistry”. Consequently, the Bavarian Broadcasting Corporation (BR) and the GOETHE Institute made her Beethoven representative in 2020. A recipient of the Deutschlandfunk grant, she designs new radio formats. In general, she is a coveted dialogue partner in the media. Sophie is also scholarship holder of “Der Deutsche Musikrat”.
An intimate friendship, both personal and artistic, connects Sophie with the legendary Martha Argerich with whom she shares the stage for selected duo concerts.