IMF Kutná Hora 2017

Sascha El Mouissi

Terezie Fialová

Sascha El Mouissi



The pianist Sascha El Mouissi specializes in the art of song accompaniment and chamber music. He
is considered as one of the most sought-after and accomplished song interpreters of his generation.
Born in Frankfurt/Main, he studied at the University of Music and Performing ArtsVienna with
Charles Spencer and at the Musikhochschule Mainz.

His concert career takes him to the most prominent international festivals, such as the Lucerne
Festival, the Schubertiade and the Schleswig-Holstein-Music-Festival, the Dialoge in Salzburg and
the Wiener Festwochen, the Istanbul Music Festival, the London Arts Festival and the music
festivals of Znojmo and Kutna Hora, Czech Republic. He is also a regular guest at the Konzerthaus
and Musikverein Wien, the Mozarteum Salzburg, the Auditorium Cesare Pollini Padua and
Auditorium Gaber Milan, the Convention and Exhibition Center in Hong Kong, St Martin in the
Fields London, the Radiokulturhaus and Arnold Schönberg Center Vienna, as well as at the opera
houses of Frankfurt, Cologne, Lübeck, Nice, Wiesbaden and Zagreb.

For several years Sascha El Mouissi has formed a permanent duo with baritone Rafael Fingerlos
and he regularly performs with renowned singers such as Ulf Bästlein, Wolfgang Brendel, Angelika
Kirchschlager, Thomas Quasthoff, Ildikó Raimondi, Sophie Rennert and many others. He also gives
recitals with Edith Mathis as reciter.

In addition to numerous other awards, recently Sascha El Mouissi has been awarded the Johannes
Gutenberg Prize of the University of Mainz, the Lied Prize of the Ministry of Culture of Schleswig-
Holstein, the Theodor Storm Piano Prize and the Ö1 Pasticcio Prize for the CD “Stille und Nacht”
published by Oehms Classics.

Studio and live recordings have been repeatedly broadcast by radio stations such as BR, NDR, ORF,
RBB, SRF, SWR, WDR, Radio Catalunya and Radio Bremen. His fast-growing discography
includes CD recordings for Oehm’s Classics, Gramola, Coviello Classics, Toccata Classics and
French label Paraty.

Sascha El Mouissi gives master classes for song interpretation at the Shanghai Music Conservatory
a.o., furthermore he teaches as senior lecturer at the University of Music and performing Arts Graz.
He lives in Vienna.