Lei Meng
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Lei Meng

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Senior Lecturer for PianoDepartment Keyboard Studies

Chinese pianist Lei Meng has been Senior Lecturer in Piano at the Mozarteum University since 2018. She completed her master's degree at the Mozarteum University in 2016 and habilitated in 2022. In addition to her passion for teaching, she is constantly expanding her repertoire for both solo piano and chamber music and regularly performs in concerts.

Lei Meng comes from Harbin in China. She received her musical education at the China Conservatory in Beijing, at the Austrian-Chinese Music-University in Beijing, at the Mozarteum University with Klaus Kaufmann and at the Conservatoire national Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris with Michel Béroff.

Lei Meng has won numerous international competitions and is regularly invited to perform at festivals. Her performances have taken her to many countries in Europe, USA, China and Brazil.

She has been involved in the organization of the "Wasserburger Klaviersommer" for years.

In 2016 she recorded her first own CD with works by Scarlatti, Mozart and Dutilleux.

In addition to her work as Senior Lecturer at the Mozarteum University, she also teaches at the Grassau Music School.

  • 2022: Mozarteum University: Habilitation in the artistic subject piano
    2016-2017: Mozarteum University: Postgraduate university course for piano
    2013-2016: Mozarteum University: Master study piano soloist education
    2013-2016: Mozarteum University: Bachelor study instrumental and vocal pedagogy for piano
    2014-2015: Erasmus Semester at the Conservatoire national Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris with Michel Béroff
    2009-2013: Mozarteum University: Bachelor studies piano concert subject with Klaus Kaufmann
    2008-2009: Studies at the Austro-Chinese University of Music in Beijing, with Klaus Kaufmann and his assistant Yao Lu
    2004-2009: Middle school of the China Conservatory with Xiaofeng Zhang and Jingjing Lin

  • Since 2018: Senior Lecturer in Piano at the Mozarteum University; since 2022 habilitated.
    Since 2018: Piano teacher at the music school Grassau
    2017-2018: Piano teacher at the Musikverein Haag
    2012-2015: Study assistant at the Mozarteum University
  • 2016: 3rd prize at the ''Santa Cecilia'' competition in Portugal
    2011: Huebel Scholarship
    2011: Zonta Award
    2011: 4th prize at the "BANG&OLUFSEN PianoRAMA" competition in Denmark
    2010: Selection for the benefit concert of the Lions Club
    2009: 1st place with scholarship at the "Yamaha Piano Competition
    2009: 2nd place at the "Mozart Prize
    2008: 1st place at the "4th Hailun Cup" in the highest category for Chinese pieces and 5th place in the youth category
    2005: 2nd place at the "Yun Wu Hei Bai" piano competition
    2003: 1st place at the "National Chinese Youth Art Festival
    2001: Gold at the "National Youth Song, Instrumental Music and Dance Competition".
  • Numerous performances in Austria, Germany, Italy, Spain, USA, China, Denmark, France, Portugal and Brazil.
  • 2020: Jury member, Jugend musiziert
  • Since 2017: Contributing to the organization of the Wasserburger Klaviersommer.
  • 2016: Recording of own CD with works by Scarlatti, Mozart and Dutilleux.
  • 2015: Recording of the DVD "Les Préludes" with works by Chopin, Scriabin and Debussy with students of the Mozarteum University
  • 2013: Recording of Bach's Goldberg Variations and Chopin's Etudes op. 10 on DVD with the class of Klaus Kaufmann
  • 2011: Recording of a Bach concert DVD with teachers of the Mozarteum University.