Pianist Kerstin Mörk is one of the most versatile pianists of the younger generation. Hailed by the press for her “unbelievable technical perfection” and her “powerful but sensitive touch”, Mörk is enjoying an ever-growing reputation thanks to her vast repertoire of solo and chamber music as well as Lied and large-scale solo concerti.
Kerstin Mörk has performed at leading concert halls such as the Liederhalle in Stuttgart, Semperoper in Dresden, Beethovenhalle in Bonn, Konzerthaus in Berlin, Philharmonie in Essen, Wagner’s Haus Wahnfried in Bayreuth and the Ljubljana Festival, among others. Mörk is also a welcome guest at Festivals including the Musiktage in Weingarten, the Schlossfestspiele in Ludwigsburg and the Hugo Wolf Lied Academy in Stuttgart.
Kerstin’s versatility is also manifest in the numerous chamber music formations and artists she engages with. Mörk collaborates closely with soprano Mirella Hagen, the greek soprano Fanie Antonelou, the bass-baritone Krešimir Stražanac such as Ilker Arcayürek, tenor. In addition, Mörk has been performing for years with violist Madeleine Przybyl, combining newly discovered repertoire with standard works as well as contemporary music in fascinating recital programmes.
Kerstin’s debut Lied CD with works by Richard Strauss, Ludwig Thuille and Hugo Wolf under the label GENUIN received excellent press reviews. Further she published a CD with chamber music by Bernhard Molique and the CD “Affinities” with wonderful Greek and German Art Songs under the Swedish label BIS.
Raised in Brackenheim, a small city in the south of Germany, Kerstin Mörk studied under the tutelage of Renate Werner, Shoshana Rudiakov, Florian Wiek, Cornelis Witthoefft, Roger Muraro and Bernd Glemser at the state universities in Stuttgart and Würzburg as well as the Conservatoire national supérieur de Paris and the Conservatoire de Montréal, graduating in MD in Piano and MD in Song Accompaniment with honours. Mörk received the “Masterclass diploma” of the Academy of Music Würzburg thanks to her excellent academic achievements.
Kerstin has also sought additional inspiration in masterclasses with Klaus Hellwig, Konrad Elser and Elisso Virsaladze and has worked regularly with the Fauré Quartet, Tabea Zimmermann, Wolfram Rieger and Gerold Huber.
Some of her numerous awards include the Extraordinary Prize for Piano Accompaniment at the International Lied Competition in Stuttgart (2012), a grant from the Deutsches Musikwettbewerb, an award at the Musikpreis of the Bruno Frey Foundation and second prize at the Bechstein University Piano Competition. Additionally, Mörk was promoted by the “Yehudi Menuhin – Live Music Now” Association and named fellow at the Society of Friends of Stuttgart University and the Baden-Württemberg State Foundation.
Also as a teacher Mörk has a wide reputation. After being at the teaching staff in the singing section at the State Academy of Music and Performing Arts in Stuttgart she was a Senior Lecturer at University of Music and Performing Arts Graz. Since 2020 she teaches piano at the University of Church Music Rottenburg.
Mörk’s special concern is to newly discover unknown composers and their music. In the SWR2 broadcasting series “#zusammenspielen she performed piano music by Emilie Mayer and Lieder by Bernhard Molique. Her latest project is the Podcast “Achtung! Komponistin” which presents women composer and their Lieder together with baritone Johannes Fritsche and music journalist Rafael Rennicke.