Concert Pianist, Musicologist

Judith Valerie Engel

Austrian pianist Judith Valerie Engel started studying the piano at the age of five with the Russian pianist Mag. Nina Igudesman (who was brought up at the Neuhaus-school in St. Petersburg). From the age of 17, Engel has been studying with renowned pianist and pedagogue Pavel Gililov. For many years, she also took private lessons with Austrian pianist and author Paul Badura-Skoda. Further inspiration came from masterclasses with Matti Raekallio, Rena Sharon and Mihaela Ursuleasa, as well as regular singing and conducting lessons. Engel is currently pursuing a doctorate in Historical Musicology at the University of Oxford. Her research focuses on Viennese composer Marianna Martines, and pays particular attention to the sociocultural significance of a Classical woman composer.



Judith Valerie Engel