Katharina Kegler studied with Tibor Hazay in Freiburg and attended John Perry’s masterclass in Houston (USA). She received a six-month scholarship from the prestigious Banff Centre for the Arts in Canada, where Gilbert Kalish and David Takeno provided her with fresh creative impetus.
Her diverse creativity – is active as a soloist, chamber musician and accompanist – is revealed through partnerships with renowned artists such as Martin Spangenberg, Mario Caroli, Dashon Burton and Diego Chenna. With trumpeter and composer Anthony Plog, she has dedicated herself above all to contemporary American works; she is linked to trombonist Branimir Slokar by many years of collaboration at masterclasses and concerts.
Concert tours and masterclasses have taken her to many European countries, the Middle East, China, Canada, Japan and Brazil. She is a regular official accompanist at the ARD International Music Competition in Munich. She is in demand as an orchestral pianist and as an accompanist at auditions (including for the SWR Symphony Orchestra, Basel Symphony Orchestra and Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra). She has made radio and television recordings for French radio station France Musique, Swiss station DRS and RTV Slovenia and recorded albums for Ars Musici, Summit Records, Chrismon and Hänssler. A further facet of her artistic activities is represented by concert-conferences on the painter Paul Klee and the Croatian composer Dora Pejačević. In 2012 she launched the concert cycle Musikfest Ebringen, serving as its artistic director and organiser until 2016.
She began teaching at the Hochschule für Musik in Freiburg as a substitute professor of piano and has been employed there as an accompanist since 1992.