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Alice Sara Ott


One of classical music’s most creative minds, in the 2023-24 season Alice Sara Ott appears as artist in residence at London’s Southbank Centre and Paris’s Radio France; gives the worldwide premieres of a new piano concerto composed for her by Bryce Dessner; embarks upon an extensive Asia tour with her project Echoes Of Life; and releases two major new albums on Deutsche Grammophon, for whom she is an exclusive recording artist.

2023-24 also sees Ott on tour with London Symphony Orchestra and Sir Antonio Pappano, and with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and Kazuki Yamada. She makes her debut with New York Philharmonic performing Ravel’s G-major concerto with Karina Canellakis conducting. Ott also premieres Bryce Dessner’s piano concerto with Tonhalle Zurich Orchestra with Kent Nagano, before going on to perform it with the likes of London’s Philharmonia Orchestra, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Munich Philharmonic and Deutsches Sinfonieorchester Berlin.

Two major album releases this season include Beethoven and Echoes Of Life Deluxe, a follow-up to Echoes Of Life, Ott’s widely successful tenth album on Deutsche Grammophon.The Beethoven project—with Karina Canellakis and Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra—was born as a collaboration with Apple Music, with the album released exclusively upon launch of the new Apple Music Classical app. Ott was the face of Apple Music’s global advertising, starring and performing in the multi-platform video campaign.

In 2023-24 Ott will take Echoes Of Life on an extensive Asia tour taking in China, Hong Kong and Japan. Echoes Of Life—built around Chopin’s Preludes, Opus 28, and featuring works from the likes of Chilly Gonzales, Francesco Tristano, Arvo Pärt and György Ligeti—is, in its live incarnation, an affecting and original collaboration with architect Hakan Demirel. A digital video installation accompanying the recital takes the audience on their own virtual journey to create a unique concert experience.

Ott has worked with conductors at the highest level including Gustavo Dudamel, Pablo Heras-Casado, Santtu-Matias Rouvali, Edward Gardner, Paavo Järvi, Sir Antonio Pappano, Gianandrea Noseda, Andrés Orozco- Estrada, Francois Leleux, Yuri Temirkanov, Lorin Maazel, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Sakari Oramo, Osmo Vänskä, Myung-Whun Chung and Robin Ticciati. She continues to perform with ensembles such as Berliner Philharmoniker, Los Angeles Philharmonic, London Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, Gothenburg Symphony, Camerata Salzburg, Münchner Philharmoniker, Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Washington’s National Symphony Orchestra and Wiener Symphoniker.

Beethoven and Echoes Of Life Deluxe follow on from seminal albums such as Nightfall, Wonderland and The Chopin Project, taking her total number of album streams to over 370 million.

Also a talented illustrator and designer, Ott created a signature line of bags for JOST, one of Germany’s premium fashion brands. As well as her collaboration with Apple Music, she has also been global brand ambassador for Technics, collaborated with French luxury jewelry house, Chaumet, part of the LVMH group, and with German luxury jewelry brand Wempe.