Duo Pianistico

Siiri Schütz - Roberto Issoglio












Born in Berlin in 1974, Siiri Schütz has studied with Annerose Schmidt at the Berlin Conservatory, with Leon Fleisher at the Peabody Conservatory, Baltimore and with Veda Kaplisky at the Julliard in New York. She has also received instruction from Alfred Brendel and Murray Perahia. Presently she is working towards her artists’ diploma with Pavel Gililov at the Musikhochschule in Cologne.

Her concert career had a dramatic start in 1991, when she stood in for Claudio Arrau in an important solo recital at the Philharmonic Hall in Cologne and, a short while later, for Murray Perahia at the Tonhalle in Düsseldorf. The same year also saw her debut with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Claudio Abbado, with whom she performed again in 1994.

Since then, performance engagements have taken her throughout Europe, Asia, to North and South America, including performances at the “Berliner Festwochen”, the “Ruhrfestspiele”, the “Schleswig-Holstein Festival”, the “Schwetzinger Mozart Festival” and the “Rheingau Musikfestival”. She played as a soloist among others with the Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich, the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, the Bern Symphony Orchestra and the MDR Symphony Orchestra. She gave recitals at Berlin’s Philharmonic concert hall, the “Alte Oper” in Frankfurt, the Herkulessaal in Munich, the Tonhalle in Zurich, the Lingotto in Turin, as well as in Washington, D.C. and Baltimore. In 1990 she was invited for a concert for Germany`s President Richard von Weizsäcker, in Castle Bellevue.

In 1989 she won First Prize at the International Piano Competition in Aussig and in 1996 the “Jütting Award” in Stendal. She has received fellowship support from the “Jürgen Ponto Stiftung” der Dresdner Bank, the “Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes”, and from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).

Her performances have been carried on television and radio for major German stations including SFB, MDR, and BR, as well as on National Radio in USA, 3Sat, TV Hilversum in the Netherlands and CAMI Video NY.

Highlights of Ms. Schütz’s coming season include her New York City recital debut and a concert series with the Soloists Européenes of Luxembourg, and several performances at the Bard Music Festival, in Annandale, NY.


Roberto Issoglio was born 1972 in Turin, Italy. In early age he started playing the organ and shortly afterwards got his first lesson in piano playing.

At the age of 15 he started his career as chamber musician and accompanist for singers and choruses.

 After having finished his High school (Bachelor) and receiving his diploma  in Turin he became a student of Prof. Roland Pröll in Germany. Currently he is studying with Maria Gachèt (Turin) and Prof. Bruno Canino (Milan).

 Roberto Issoglio has received various first prices at national and international competitions as soloist and chamber musician. Since 10 years Roberto Issoglio follows extensively his career. His concert appearances in recitals and as soloist with orchestra have acclaimed high responses from the critics and he was often named as the “new talent of Mozart interpretation”.

 Following his highly praised recording of Music from “Mozart to Chaminade” with the flutist Silvano Dematteis in 1998 he brought out his first solo recording at “Video Radio Classics” 2001 in Milan. This recording was broadcasted in many radio stations in Italy and Germany. With this recording Roberto Issoglio made his reputation in the international music world.

During the season 2007-2008 he will extensively concertise in Europe