"...This was a stunning show of the most phenomenal pianism, Gärtner knows how to match technique with musical intelligence." - Bob Briggs, Music Web International. Although still young, Henriette Gärtner can look back on an extensive thirty-year musical career, in the course of which she has become widely known in international musical circles. Her outstanding musical talent unfolded at a very young age: Starting her piano studies as a three-year-old, she gave her first major concert in Stuttgart just two years later. In Germany she was regarded as a “child prodigy” in the eighties – the 1983 Schneider Book of Records called her the world’s youngest concert pianist. Henriette Gärtner earned widespread acclaim for her performance at the 1983 International Music Festival in Lucerne, where she debuted with Festival Strings Lucerne under Rudolf Baumgartner. That same year she performed with the Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra under Karl Münchinger at the Music Festival in Colmar.
Henriette Gärtner is in great demand as a performer in many European music centers, including London’s St. Martin in the Fields, Vienna, Milan and Venice. Her career has also led to appearances on concert stages in South Africa, South America and the USA. Many noted orchestras and conductors are pleased to showcase her performing skills, including Karl Münchinger, Rudolf Baumgartner, Petr Altrichter, Thomas Kalb, Richard Schumacher, Thomas Koncz, Howard Griffiths, Elyakum Shapirra, Alya Joffe, Gerd Albrecht and Edouard d’Stoutz, to name just a few.
In addition, she has been featured in radio and television productions, including the 2008 “Music and Literature from the State” (a program about the arts in Baden-Württemberg on SWR 2 Classic Radio), the 2000 “Sunday Rhythms with Anneliese Rothenberger,” “Rendezvous Television Tower,” “Child Prodigies,” “Young Interpreters“ and “Anneliese Rothenberger Introduces.” Besides personal appearances, excellent recordings of Henriette Gärtner’s playing are available on CDs and DVDs.