Karin Lechner was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
She spent most of her youth in Caracas, Venezuela, where she began
her musical studies with her mother, Lyl Tiempo. She made her first
public appearance at the age of five, and her debut with orchestra
when she was 11.
She moved to Europe and continued her piano studies
with Maria Curcio and Pierre Sancan and also received musical advise
from Martha Argerich, Nelson Freire, Daniel Barenboim, Nikita Magaloff
and Rafael Orozco.
At the age of 13 Karin Lechner performed in Washington and during
the same season she appeared at the opening concert of the Holland
Festival in the Concertgebouw with the Amsterdam Philharmonic.
Karin Lechner at piano.
Since then she undertook an active international career playing in
Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway,
Spain, Sweden and Switzerland, as well as frequent appearances in
the USA, Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay, Venezuela,Mexico and Japan. Karin
Lechner has performed in major concert halls all over the world, including
Kennedy Center in Washington, Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Philharmonie
in Berlin, Suntory Hall in Tokyo or Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires and
she participates in important international festivals such as Menton,
Toulouse, Montpellier, Colorado, Verbier, Lugano and Schlesswig-Holstein.
Karin Lechner frequently collaborates with other distinguished artists
in chamber music performances such as Martha Argerich, Janos Starker,
Barbara Hendricks, Viktoria Mullova, and she regularly performs two-piano
music with her brother, Sergio Tiempo, with whom she forms a permanent
duo and has recorded sevaral CDs.
She has recently played recitals with Mischa Maisky in Spain,Germany
and Salzburg Festival. She made her first record at the age of 13,
for EMI, with works by Bach, Schumann and Chopin. When she was 15
she recorded for CBS the Beethoven first piano concerto and Mozart
K. 467 and later a recital including works by Beethoven, Schumann
She subsequently recorded Mozart piano concertos K. 413, 414 and 415
in a CD with the Franciscan Quartet. She made two more CDs with
the Berliner Symphoniker playing Brahms piano concertos nº 1
and nº 2.