Sylvia Kimiko Krutz, born in Hamburg (Germany), completed her Piano Performance studies at the
University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna and completed her master's in Contemporary Music and
Ensemble Performance with highest distinction.
At the age of five, she received her first piano lessons by Gabriele Wulff and was admitted to the class
of Barbara Martini in 2009 as a junior student at the University of Music in Lübeck.
Sylvia Kimiko Krutz has been living in Vienna since 2011 and since then she has been intensifying her
piano studies under the tutelage of Mathilde Hoursiangou, Jean-Bernard Matter, Alexander Rößler and
Roman Zaslavsky. Additionally to her studies in Vienna, she spend one year as an international exchange
student at the Tokyo University of Arts (Japan) where she studied with the pianist Kenji
Sylvia Kimiko Krutz has received prizes both in solo and in ensembles competitions. Among others, she
won prizes in the nationwide competiton of Jugend musiziert and received the special prize from the
Hamburger Sinfoniker. She also won the first prize in the 8th Franz Schubert Competition in Ruse,
Bulgaria and the second prize at the chambermusic competition "CAMERISTI dell'ALPE ADRIA" in Majano,
She performed, among others, with Ensemble PHACE, Ensemble XX.Jahrhundert, as a solist with the
Mödlinger Symphonie Orchestra and in renowned concert halls such as the Vienna Musikverein, Konzerthaus
Vienna, Radio Kulturhaus Vienna, United Nations Vienna, Nagasaki Togitsu Canary Hall, Taito-ku Millenium
Hall Tokyo, Hamburger Laeizshalle, Opera Stabile and Arnold Schönberg Center. 2017 she played at the
"200 Years Mdw"- Anniversary Concert at the Tokyo University of Arts and has appeared in festivals such
as Wien Modern, Vienna Summer Music Festival and the radio station Ö1.
Sylvia Kimiko Krutz is a memeber of the Ensemble XXI.
, a co-founding member of the Oxymoron
Duet, created in Vienna 2019, and performs
regularly with the saxophonist Marko Dzomba
, in the
Kimiko Krutz currently teaches at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna, at the Department
for New Music, a part of the Joseph Haydn Institute for Chamber Music.