One of the most exciting artists to emerge in recent years, pianist Martina Filjak is garnering international praise for her poetic passion and technical mastery at the keyboard as well as for her charismatic personality and magnetic stage presence. The New York Times described her as “a pianist to watch,” admiring her “brilliant, sensitive and imaginative playing with resourcefulness of technique and naturalness of musicality.”

Martina Filjak came to international attention by winning the Gold Medal, the 1st prize and the Beethoven prize at the Cleveland International Piano Competition in 2009, which brought her numerous engagements in the United States and internationally. She has performed with esteemed orchestras worldwide.

Martina’s extensive repertoire ranges from Bach to Berio and encompasses more than 30 piano concertos. She is dedicated to continuous exploring of piano literature and various concert formats. Performing with orchestra takes the biggest part of her time and she frequently states that she enjoys the interaction and the exchange of energy between so many musicians on the stage (in fact, she has had that experience on the Cape Symphony stage once before!).

Based in Berlin, Martina speaks seven languages. Fortunately, for an active performer, she loves to travel. Learn more about Martina at and follow her on Facebook at martinafiljak.

Martina Filjak performs with the Cape Symphony in Beethoven Unleashed, April 6 and 7.

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