â€¦ began to study piano at the Bremen Music University under the guidance of Bernhard Wambach already during her school years. Further studies followed at the Music Universities of Cologne and LĂĽbeck, a. o. under the direction of Aloys Kontarsky. There she acquired her comprehensive repertoire, ranging from Bach to Stockhausen.
For years Friederike has been recognized as preeminent specialist for the compositions of Clara and Robert Schumann. Her debut abroad thus was dedicated to performing Robert Schumannâ€™s â€śKreislerianaâ€ť at the ThĂ©Ă˘tre du ChĂ˘telet in Paris.
More recently, her repertoire was further enhanced through the works of the composers Pavel Haas and Viktor Ullmann, both of them inmates at the infamous Theresienstadt concentration camp, whose music she has performed in both Theresienstadt and Prague. In this regard, Friederike received great artistic inspiration from the distinguishedÂ Pianistin Edith Kraus in Jerusalem, who studied under the direction of Artur Schnabel and became one of the most important musicians in Theresienstadt.Â
Friederike Haufe performs regularly in concerts both in Germany and abroad either as a soloist, lied accompanist a.o.Â of Christfried Biebrach or as part of the piano duo with Volker Ahmels. She is Steinway-Artist and performs on the piano for playback recordings. Additionally, she functions as music advisor to the German ZDF television channel and frequently serves on the Federal German jury of the competition â€žJugend Musiziertâ€ś(â€śYouth Plays Musicâ€ť).
Moreover, she recently founded the enterprise Artist-CoachingÂ in Hamburg.
Live-MittschnittÂ Deutschland Radio -Interview und KlavierspielÂ
Friederike Haufe imÂ GesprĂ¤ch ĂĽber Edith Kraus
undÂ mit Klaviermusik von Walter Kaufmann - als Klangcollage prĂ¤sentiertÂ