Photography: Helen Roscoe
Greta Gasser is a Romanian-born British pianist. Since coming to the UK, she has given recitals in many venues, including St. Martin in the Fields (London), Lansdowne Club (Mayfair), St. Ann’s Church, St Emmanuel’s Church and the RNCM Concert Hall (Manchester).
Greta is first and foremost a passionate piano teacher who loves to help her students achieve their musical potential. She is running her own music teaching studio (Gasser Music Studio) and her students have a 100% exam success rate in all examinations enrolled but more importantly, love music! Greta is also teaching at Yorkshire Young Musicians and Manchester High School for Girls. She is also guest lecturer for the Practical Pedagogy course at the Royal Northern College of Music, as well as a mentor to postgraduate pianists.
Educational and outreach projects are an important part in Greta’s musical interests. Some of these projects have included taking part in the RNCM Guinness World Record for the largest number of people simultaneously playing the same piano, or performing for the RNCM/MMU Rosamond Prize, the SU Music for Health Scheme and RNCM Music in Hospitals.
Always interested in expanding her experiences with exciting projects, Greta has played the piano in the ITV Series Victoria as a hand double for Jenna Coleman starring as the young queen (UK, 2016).
Greta studied at the Royal Northern College of Music and graduated from with Distinction the Masters of Music in Piano Performance degree, as well as a Bachelor with Honours in the same subject. She studied with the distinguished teachers Helen Krizos and Frank Wibaut at the RNCM, Gabriela Nemes and Roxana Sava at George Georgescu Special Music and Arts High School (Romania), and Diana Brătan at the PianoForte Music School (Romania). She was prize winner of the ‘George Georgescu International Music Performance Competition’ (Tulcea 2003-2011), the ‘W. A. Mozart International Music Competition’ (Targoviste 2008), and The National Olympiad of Music Performance (2003-2010).
She is grateful for the generous support offered by the FW Wright Piano Scholarship, the Helen Rachael Mackaness Trust, the George Stanger Music Trust, and the Prodan Romanian Cultural Foundation.