Born in Salzburg, Gerda GUTTENBERG BASTIAN received her first piano lessons at the age of seven. At the age of eleven, she took Prof.Kurt Neumüller to his master class at the “Akademie Mozarteum” in Salzburg, where she graduated with honors from her concert diploma. Parallel to her piano studies, Gerda GUTTENBERG BASTIAN studied musicology and pedagogy at the University of Salzburg and completed her studies with a doctorate.

During a three-year stay in the US, she worked as a concert pianist and piano teacher. Since 1995 she is a lecturer in accompaniment and piano at the “Universität Mozarteum”. As part of her responsibilities, she focuses in particular on the chamber music collaboration with strings. As accompanist, she has worked at numerous master classes (Shmuel Ashkenasi, Ivry Gitlis, David Oistrakh, Ruggiero Ricci, Denes Zsigmondy and others) as well as at international competitions (Fritz Kreisler Violin Competition, International Mozart Competition, Queen Elisabeth Competition Brussels and others).

In 2006 she habilitated in piano-chamber music and since then has been a professor at the Mozarteum University.
Concerts take her to many parts of Europe and the USA, as well as participating in the Salzburg Festival, the Wiener Festwochen and the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Music Festival. Several CD recordings bear witness to their diverse musical work.


Wonji Kim, native of Seoul, Korea, started to play the violin of the age of five, and she studied with Prof. Chong-Suk Li and later in Switzerland with prof. Max Rostal and prof. Igor Ozim.

1994 she received her soloist-diploma at the “Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Bern” with distinction. She also took part in master courses with Donald Weilerstein, Sylvia Rosenberg and Yfrah Neaman.

Since winning several national and international prizes, she has appeared as a soloist with Seoul Symphony Orchestra, Berner Sinfonie Orchester, Zürcher Kammerorchester, Hungarian National Chamberorchestra and the Moscow Radio Symphony Orchestra (conductor: V. Fedosejev).

Since 1996 she has taught as an assistant of prof. Igor Ozim at the “Hochschule für Musik in Vienna” and “Hochschule für Musik und Theater” in Bern and at the University Mozarteum in Salzburg/Austria. Since 2007 she is also teaching her precollege class at the University Mozarteum Salzburg and 2018 she taught at the Carinthia State Conservatorium and 2019 she got habilitation from the University Mozarteum.