Anna Magdalena Kokits

Anna Magdalena Kokits

Anna Magdalena Kokits was born in Vienna in 1988. She received her first piano tuition at the age of four, and only a few years later found her ideal teacher and mentor in Alejandro Geberovich (*Buenos Aires, 1948), with whom she went on to complete her studies at the Vienna Conservatorium Private University in 2013.

As a prize winner of several national and international competitions she soon attracted attention, and gave her first solo performances with orchestras such as the Tonkünstler Orchester Niederösterreich and the Moscow Virtuosos while still in her teens. Along with pursuing her solo career, which has made her a frequent and popular guest at festivals all over Europe she has made chamber music one of the main focuses of her activity: From 2007 to 2014 she formed a duo with ‘cellist Alexander Gebert, performing at major venues across Europe and beyond and producing a recording of sonatas by Hans Gál, Ernst Toch, Erich Zeisl and Karl Weigl. Other partners of renown include Dimitri Ashkenazy, Alexey Stadler, Christoph Koncz, Eduard Brunner, Chen Halevi, Lars Wouters van den Oudenweijer, Herbert Kefer, the Bennewitz Quartet et al.

Anna Magdalena Kokits devotes a lot of her time to contemporary music, and has cooperated closely with composers such as Richard Dünser, Tomasz Skweres, Helmut Schmidinger, Thomas Larcher, Christoph Renhart, Manuela Kerer and Lukas Haselböck. In addition, she is particularly interested in rediscovering lesser-known or forgotten repertoire: her CD recording of solo piano works by Ernst Toch (1887-1964) was released on the Capriccio label in June 2017.

Anna Magdalena Kokits has performed as a soloist and chamber musician at major concert venues in many European countries, in Asia, Africa, North America and the Middle East , frequently combining her concert tours with teaching masterclasses for young musicians.

Recent performances included concerts with the Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra in Doha and with Gidon Kremer in Latvia.