Alice Sara Ott

One of classical music’s most creative minds, Alice Sara Ott begins the 2021-22 season with the album release and an international tour of Echoes of Life. Ott’s latest project marks her tenth album on Deutsche Grammophon, for whom she is an exclusive recording artist.


Echoes of Life is Alice Sara Ott’s personal musical reflection on life, built around Chopin’s Preludes op.28 and interspersed with seven works by the likes of György Ligeti, Nino Rota, Chilly Gonzales, Tōru Takemitsu, Arvo Pärt, Francesco Tristano and Ott herself. Her collaboration with architect Hakan Demirel results in an album-length digital video installation accompanying the recital, taking the audience on their own virtual journey and creating a wholly original concert experience.


The project has its world premiere in London’s Southbank in November 2021, followed by dates at Paris’ La Seine Musicale, Munich Prinzregententheater, Lucerne KKL, Budapest MUPA, Antwerp de Singel, Klavierfest Ruhr, Lille Piano Festival, plus a major tour in Japan in spring 2022. Echoes of Life follows on from seminal albums such as Nightfall, Wonderland and The Chopin Project, taking her total number of album streams to over 150 million.


In 2021/22 season Alice Sara Ott performs with Borusan Philharmonic with Patrick Hahn, KBS Symphony in Seoul with Christoph Eschenbach, with Camerata Salzburg and Francois Leleux. She performs Ravel’s Left Hand Concerto on tour with Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France and Mikko Franck.


Alice Sara Ott has worked with conductors at the highest-level including Gustavo Dudamel, Pablo Heras-Casado, Santtu-Matias Rouvali, Edward Gardner, Paavo Järvi, Sir Antonio Pappano, Gianandrea Noseda, Andrés Orozco-Estrada, Yuri Temirkanov, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Sakari Oramo, Osmo Vänskä, Myung-Whun Chung and Robin Ticciati. She continues to perform with ensembles such as Berliner Philharmoniker, Los Angeles Philharmonic, London Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, Gothenburg Symphony, Münchner Philharmoniker, Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Washington’s National Symphony Orchestra, and Wiener Symphoniker.


Also a talented illustrator and designer, Alice Sara Ott created a signature line of bags for JOST, one of Germany’s premium fashion brands. She has also been global brand ambassador for Technics and collaborated with French luxury jewelry house, Chaumet, part of the LVMH group.