Tri-C Classical Piano Series: Caroline Oltmanns

Celebrate Women’s History Month through the talent of German concert pianist Caroline Oltmanns during the Tri-C Performing Arts Classical Piano Series presented by Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C®).

Caroline Oltmanns is fast becoming a star in the piano world, which is heavily evident in her refined, crystalline playing and charismatic persona’ (Donald Hunt, Pianist Magazine). She reveals in her playing a deep connectivity between music and culture. Her structural mastery and exciting conceptual ideas equip her to explore the most diverse repertoire. Her impeccable musical phrasing combined with an engaging stage presence have attracted audiences both in the US and abroad.

Best described in a recent review, Caroline Oltmanns’ playing is ‘filled with fantasy in the greatest sense of the word’ (Dr. Ursula Adamski-Stoermer, Bayerischer Rundfunk Review). Critics have raved about her 'clear, light and scintillating tone' (Guy Engels, Pizzicato), and her uninhibited lyricism and understated power (Jeremy Reynolds, ClevelandClassical). Caroline Oltmanns is able to present new aspects in the standard repertoire works of Brahms, Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Schumann, Chopin and Debussy.

Integrity towards the score and insightful creativity enable her to instill fresh relevance to works of the past. Her creative programming of new works builds bridges to unfamiliar repertoire.

Oltmanns will be performing works by Debussy, Gulda, Wilding and Beethoven. 

Her free performance begins at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 21, and can be viewed on the Tri-C website on the day of the recital.

Tri-C Performing Arts is a series of concerts, theater performances and art shows designed to bring a world-class artistic experience to the Greater Cleveland community. All 2020-2021 offerings are virtual due to the COVID-19 pandemic. To learn more, visit

The 2020-2021 Tri-C Classical Piano Series is presented by the William O. and Gertrude Lewis Frohring Foundation and made possible by Cuyahoga Community College, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Ohio Arts Council and Arts Midwest.

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Sunday, March 21 at 2:00pm

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Arts & Entertainment, Music, Piano Series, Tri-C Presents, Diversity Speaker Series

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General Public






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