"Stephanie’s unquestionable talent already earned her attention around the world at a young age. Her virtuosity always pairs with sensitive playing. Her interpretations are telling and expressive, truly a delight to listen to her playing!"
- Adam Gyorgy
"The diminutive Stephanie Onggowinoto stood out with her impressive grasp of line and structure of Mozart’s Fantasy in C Minor (K.475), a work so modern in its idiom yet timeless in its conception. Her tone was crystal-clear and luminous, without any hint of mannerism that usually colours music as pure as this."
- Dr. Chang Tou Liang, The Straits Times Singapore
Praised for her “crystal-clear, luminous sound” (The Straits Times) and “sensitive playing” (Adam Gyorgy, Concert Pianist), Indonesian pianist Stephanie Onggowinoto has performed in the UK, the Netherlands, Hungary, Italy, France, Spain, Germany, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and the United States as a solo artist and chamber musician. She made her concerto debut at the age of 11 and has since then appeared as a soloist with Indonesia’s leading orchestras, including the Jakarta Concert Orchestra, Jakarta Simfonia Orchestra, Jakarta Sinfonietta, Jakarta City Philharmonic, Surabaya Symphony Orchestra, National Symphony Orchestra of Indonesia, Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra and Ananda Sukarlan Orchestra under the baton of renowned Indonesian conductors: Avip Priatna, Rebecca Tong, Stephen Tong, Solomon Tong, Budi Utomo Prabowo, Jap Tjie Kien, Iswargia Sudarno and the late Adidharma Widjaja.
Stephanie’s competition successes include prizes at the Joan Chissell Schumann Piano Competition at the RCM, the 12th Ettlingen International Piano Competition for Young Pianists in Germany, the Appelbe Piano Prize in the UK, Asean International Chopin Competition in Malaysia, Asia International Piano Festival in Korea and Asean International Concerto Competition in Indonesia. She was on the top-five list at the 12th International Mozart Competition in Salzburg, where she performed with the Salzburg Chamber Soloists.
Stephanie was recently invited to perform as a soloist with the Jakarta City Philharmonic in Tokyo Opera City Hall, Japan, representing Indonesia in Asia Orchestra Week 2019. A recipient of the first Adam Gyorgy Award, Stephanie performed her debut at Carnegie’s Weill Hall in New York in 2017, presented by the Adam Gyorgy Foundation. As the winner of the Grande Finale of Wibi Soerjadi’s Competition in 2012, Stephanie was invited by Wibi and the Netherlands Embassy to perform recitals in the Wulperhorst, Zeist. Stephanie is a Concordia Artist. She has also performed in prestigious venues all over, including the Esplanade Hall in Singapore and the Aula Simfonia Concert Hall in Jakarta.
Stephanie earned her Artist Diploma in Performance from the Royal College of Music in
London as an Alida Johnson Award Holder. She received her Master of Music in Performance with Distinction and Bachelor of Music with First Class Honours from the RCM, having studied with Leon McCawley and Norma Fisher. Stephanie’s studies in London were generously supported by the Neville Wathen and Frederick Cox Scholarship. Stephanie also had the privilege to have studied under Christopher Elton (London), Iswargia R. Sudarno (Jakarta Conservatory of Music, Indonesia), Suwarni Hanitio, Yenny Djafar and Johannes S. Nugroho, and to have worked in masterclasses with esteemed artists, such as the late Karl-Heinz Kämmerling, Robert Levin, Dmitri Alexeev, Jan Wijn and Jahja Ling.
Besides her solo engagements, Stephanie also performs regularly as a duo and trio with colleagues from the RCM. They received coaching from Felix Andrievsky, Kathron Sturrock, Mark Messenger, Gaby Lester, Alina Ibragimova and Matthew Trusler of Trio Apaches.
Back at home in Indonesia, Stephanie has given talks, performances and masterclasses to the students of UPH Conservatory, Bandung International Music Academy, Jakarta Conservatory of Music, Gloriamus Music School, Melodi Music Semarang and Amazing House of Music Yogyakarta in hope to share her experiences. She has also served as a juror in several national and international piano competitions and as an assistant teacher for the PianoHouse Festival and Adam Gyorgy Academy.