Rita Reichman

Rita Reichman has had a distinguished and varied career as recitalist, soloist, chamber musician, and pedagogue.

She has an extraordinary musical heritage that gives her interpretations an authority and legitimacy that separates her from other pianists of her generation.

Born into a musical family, Rita began studying the piano at the age of 3 with her mother. Her first public performance was later that year for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation Television, where she played a movement of Beethoven's Pathetique Sonata. At 4 she went on to study piano with the great master, Jascha Spivakovsky with whom she studied for many years.  Over the next 15 years she went on to study with some of the greatest musicians in the world at some of the greatest institutions in America and Europe.  

Her teachers included Rudolf Serkin, Jorge Bolet, Rosina Lhevinne, Mieczyslaw Horszowski, and Gaby Casadesus.

It is through the great fortune of having studied with great masters, some of whom were born in the 19th Century, from a very young age that Rita has direct pedagogical links to students of Saint Saens, Beethoven, Chopin, Liszt, Ravel, and Anton Rubinstein.

At the age of 10 she made her American debut with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and for the President of the United States, Richard Nixon. At 13  she made her Philadelphia Orchestra debut and was invited to perform at a state dinner  in the White House for President Nixon and the President of Brazil.

Rita was later also invited to perform for HRH Prince Charles and the late Princess Diana during their Australian Tour. 

Rita graduated from the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia with a Bachelor’s degree at the age of 17, and later a Master’s degree from The Juilliard School of Music in New York and has performed and recorded several concerti with many leading conductors and orchestras in cities in so many countries.

One of Australia’s most successful pedagogues, in 2001 she was appointed Head of Piano at the Australian National Academy of Music, a position she held for ten years.

She continues to teach privately in her own studio.

Her students have all gone on to win prizes in all of Australia's top competitions, and many have gone on to have international careers. 

Rita is regularly in demand to give master classes and as an adjudicator, both in Australia and internationally, in such competitions as the Lev Vlassenko Piano Competition, The ABC Young Performers award and The Hephzibah Menuhin Competition. 

Miss Reichman has the prestigious title ʻSteinway Artist’. 

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