The young Swiss pianist Josiane Marfurt received her first piano lesson at the age of seven with Yukio Oya, a student of Claudio Arrau. After a short time she was accepted into the composition promotion program of Yamaha Europe. After three years in this program she received the first prize for the composition of her piano sonata. At the age of 13, she won her first competition: in the final of the Swiss Youth Music Competition she received the first prize with honors. This competition was followed by other 1st prizes in 1997 and 1998. After graduating from grammar school, she began her piano studies in 2001 at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Zurich under Prof. Konstantin Scherbakov. She graduated in 2005 with an excellent concert diploma.
During this time Josiane Marfurt won several prizes at international competitions. In October 2005 Josiane Marfurt was accepted into the class of Prof. Gerhard Oppitz at the Musikhochschule in Munich. After two years of study, she graduated with a soloist diploma. From 2007 to 2009, Josiane Marfurt studied in the soloist class of Prof. Homero Francesch at the Zurich University of the Arts. Josiane Marfurt is the award winner of the Kiefer Hablitzel Foundation, the Migros Kulturprozent, the Friedl Wald Foundation and the Marguerite Meister Foundation.
She collaborated with various orchestras throughout Europe, with the Academic Orchestra of Zurich, the Berne Chamber Orchestra, the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra and the Moscow Chamber Orchestra. Concert invitations took her all over Switzerland, to Germany, Austria, Italy, France, Spain, England, Poland, Japan and Russia.
Josiane Marfurt dedicates herself with devotion to chamber music. In addition to the trio Ro-mantico, she works intensively with violinist Sasha Rozhdestvensky. In 2011 they recorded the complete works for violin and piano by Tchaikovsky and Ravel.
Rahn Musikpreis 2004, 3. Prize Piano