cornelia osterwald

new interpretations
of old masterpieces

»Early Music«
is a precious enrichment
of modern musical culture.

  • Distinguished musicians such as celebrated harpsichord and piano player Cornelia Osterwald offer new interpretations of old masterpieces. As esteemed soloist and continuo musician she revives the sounds on historycally accurate reproduction instruments just as the composers inspired their audience.
  • These web pages will give you a short insight into the skills, ability and versatility of the artist.
  • Interested to book Cornelia Osterwald as a soloist or your musical partner? Then follow these pages and contact her – she is eager to answer your request.

»musical skills at
the highest level«

studies and

  • Study of piano, harpsichord and pianoforte at the Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy Conservatory for Music and Theatre in Leipzig under Prof. Heldeheide Schmidt and Prof. Christine Schornsheim
  • Post-graduate Studies (»Aufbaustudium«) of Early Music under Prof. Ludger Rémy at Carl Maria von Weber Academy of Music in Dresden and Prof. Christine Schornsheim in Leipzig
  • Master classes and private lessons with Walter-Heinz Bernstein, Gustav Leonhardt, Andreas Staier, Menno van Delft
  • Instructor of harpsichord, chamber music and accompaniment at the Martin-Luther-Universität in Halle/Wittenberg and the Conservatory for Music and Theatre in Leipzig
  • Lead capacity »Alte Musik« – Instructor of cembalo at the Evangelic Academy of Church Music in Halle/S.

»one would like to hear her more often«


  • While the notion of »Early Music« spans an extended period of time, Cornelia Osterwald concentrates on 17th and 18th century music. Along with her historically accurate performance she transports baroque’s tonal variety into present day concert venues. On the harpsichord, the fortepiano and the piano.
  • From early baroque to romanticism – she performs the styles and expressions the composers intended at their time. Cornelia Osterwald stakes her claim as a soloist, accompanist and chamber musician.

»a natural,
fascinating virtuoso«


  • Concerts as soloist and continuo musician: »Bachfest Leipzig«, »Handel Festival«, »Sachsisches Mozartfest Chemnitz« and others
  • Engagement as soloist and chamber musician: »Leipziger Barockorchester«, »Händelfestspielorchester Halle«, »Dresdener Festspielorchester«, »lautten compagney BERLIN«, »Thomanerchor Leipzig«, »MDR Kammerorchester« and others
  • esteemed accompanist at international music festivals e.g. »J.S. Bach Competition Leipzig«
  • numerous CD recordings and radio broadcasts: Deutschlandfunk, Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk and others
  • various concerts in Germany and abroad


  • Bach im Schloss Waldenburg
  • Cornelia Osterwald – Cembalo
  • Total playing time: 67:52
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    18.00 € including shipping within Germany
    Outside of Germany on request


Partita 1 B-Dur BWV 825, Praeludium

Partita 1 B-Dur BWV 825, Gigue

Französische Suite Es-Dur BWV 815, Praeludium

Italienisches Konzert F-Dur BWV 971, Presto


Video series "Vorgespielt" – Cornelia Osterwald gives an insight into functionality and sound of chest organ, harpsichord and grand piano.



Cornelia Osterwald
Ring 22
04416 Markkleeberg


  • 15.09.21, 21:00
    Dom Merseburg
    Michael Praetorius zum 400. Geburtstag und 350. Todestag
    Merseburger Hofmusik
    Leitung: Michael Schönheit
  • 17.09.21, 18:00
    Thomaskirche Leipzig
    Thomanerchor Leipzig
    Leitung: Thomaskantor Andreas Reize
  • 18.09.21, 15:00
    Thomaskirche Leipzig
    Motette J.S.Bach "Christus ist mein Leben" BWV 95
    Thomanerchor Leipzig
    Gewandhausorchester Leipzig
    Leitung: Thomaskantor Andreas Reize
  • 26.09.21, 17:00
    Kreuzkirche Chemnitz
    Festliches Konzert
    Werke von Johann Christian Bach und Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Leitung: Steffen Walther
  • 01.10.21, 20:00
    Parktheater Iserlohn
    La Diva
    Werke von Händel und Purcell
    Simone Kermes
    Lautten Compagney Berlin
  • 08.10.21, 18:00
    Nikolaikirche Leipzig
    Thomanerchor Leipzig
    Leitung: Thomaskantor Andreas Reize
  • 09.10.21, 15:00
    Thomaskirche Leipzig
    Motette J.S.Bach BWV 116 "Du Friedefürst Herr Jesu Christ"
    Thomanerchor Leipzig
    Leitung: Thomaskantor Andreas Reize
  • 10.10.21, 16:00
    Thomaskirche Leipzig
    Thomanerchor Leipzig
    Leitung: Thomaskantor Andreas Reize
  • 16.10.21, 20:00
    Theater am Ring (Gr. Saal), Villingen-Schwenningen
    "Der Apotheker (Lo Speciale)"
    Opera buffa von Joseph Haydn
    Lautten Compagney Berlin
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