Antoinette Van Zabner
Instrument: piano, piano (4 hands)

Van Zabner Antoinette

General Information

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Antoinette Van Zabner grew up in the USA. She is known to be a specialist of Spanish and Brazilian piano music.


PeriodEducationInstrumentTeacherEducation OrganisationLocation

at the age of 13 scholarship for studies of piano and harmony in France

American Conservatory, Fontainebleau (France): lessons with Jean and Robert Casadesus

American Conservatory, Fontainebleau (France): harmony (Nadia Boulanger)

Vassar College, New York (USA): Bachelor's Degree (Blanca Uribe)

studies (Ward Davenny), double master's degree in "music" and "musical arts"



master classes with Byron Janis, Gina Bachauer and Claude Frank

studies at Académie Internationale de Musique "Maurice Ravel" in St. Jean de Luz (Gaby Casadesus)



Das Duo: ever since member (together with Waltraud Wulz)

numerous recordings for radio, television and CD-productions (e.g. "Bridges to Beyond"), among others with repertoire for solo and duos and with special focus on impressionist piano-music

piano professorship

member of the faculty of the Toho Academy Vienna

member of the Austrian Fulbright Commission

president of Yale Club Austria

numerous master classes, concerts and pedagogical lectures all over the world

tight collaboration

together with Elisabeth Aigner-Monarth author of the books "Spiel dich fit" and "Spiel dich fit mit Etüden" (both Universal Edition) and of "TWOgether" (Breitkopf & Härtel)

Performances (Selection)


performances with the Orchestre du Capitol Toulouse under Michel Plasson

concerts throughout Europe, America, South America, Japan, and China (Opening-ceremony of the Olympic Games in 2008)


performances at solo- and duo-evenings with orchestra (among others: Münchner Philharmoniker, Orchestre du Capitol Toulouse, Prager Virtuosen, Slowakisches Kammerorchester, Niederösterreichisches Tonkünstlerorchester)


chamber musician and song-accompanist, among others at the London Wigmore Hall, at the Pan American Union in Washington D.C., at the Prague Village Hall as well as in Vienna at the Konzerthaus, Musikverein, at the Vienna Festival, at the Musikalische Sommer and Klangbogen, Frutillar Music Festival (Chile), Norfolk Music Festival (USA)


PeriodAwardCompositionAwarding Organisation

"Ian Mininberg Award" (the highest honor)

Discography, Projects


  • 2007: Bridges to Beyond (Gramola)
  • 2004: Profiles (with "Das Duo", Gramola)

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