B i o g r a p h y
Anita Pohl was born in Taipei, Taiwan. She comes from an Austrian - Taiwanese musician family.
Her mother, a well known piano teacher in Taiwan which got educated at the University of Music in Vienna, inspired Anita to start playing piano at the age of four. In addition to the main instrument, the piano, she also learned to play the transverse flute and the traditional Chinese instrument, Erhu. At the young age of eight she gave her first piano recital with works by Bach and Mozart.
Anita came to Vienna as she was eleven years old. After passing the entry exam for musically gifted young musicians she immediately got taken for the piano class by the university of music. There she studied at first with Alma Sauer and later with Elisabeth Dvorak-Weisshaar, Heinz Medjimorec, Adrian Cox, Noel Flores und Christiane Karajev. She furthermore got piano lessons from the Finnish pianist Margit Rahkonen and Alexander Jenner. She completed her piano studies with distinction and supplemented her musical education with conducting and composition lessons i.a. with Wolfram Wagner.
In recent years, Anita regularly played solo concerts. In addition to traditional repertoire such as Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Chopin, Liszt, Prokofiev and Scriabin, she is intensely involved with modern composers such as Boulez, Takemitsu and Ichiyanagi. At world premieres she also presented works by Guido Mancusi, Walter Nussgruber and Wolfram Wagner to the audience.
Anita Pohl is also an enthusiastic chamber musician and has performed in various ensembles at home and abroad, for example she had a piano duo with Michael Hruby.
On May 11, 2017, she made her solo debut as part of the "Tastenlauf" series at the Wiener Musikverein with works by Bach and Beethoven, as well as a world premiere of Wolfram Wagner. Her second solo recital at the Musikverein will be in November 2018 with works by Chopin, Beethoven, Mozart, Rachmaninoff and York Bowen.
For the year 2019 further concerts are planned in Europe and Asia.