Bella SSchûtz, an 18-year-old pianist from France, is currently studying at the Mozarteum University in Salzburg with prof. Jacques Rouvier. Bella began the piano at the age of 3 and trained with Branka Balevic-Gasparian then Yves Henry at a school for talented young musicians (Conservatoire à Rayonnement Régional de Paris) from which she graduated in 2019. Bella has followed master-classes with renowned soloists and pedagogues including Claire Désert, Jay Gottlieb, Tatiana Zelikman and Vladimir Tropp and has won prizes in several international piano competitions (Jeunes Talents-Normandie, Claude Bonneton-Sète, Feurich- Vienna, Lagny-sur-Marne). In February 2020 Bella performed Prokofiev’s 3rd piano concerto in Paris with Orchestre Ostinato under maestro José Luis Castillo. In 2019 she was invited to perform Rachmaninov’s Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini at the opening concert of the Nohant Chopin Festival in Chateauroux. She has given many solo recitals in and around Paris (Institut des Hautes Etudes Scientifiques, Fondation Deutsch de la Meurthe). She has taken part in various Festivals including l’Eure Poétique et Musicale and Les Musicales du Causse de Gramat.