A native of Medan, Indonesia, Myra Karlina Pranajaya began her piano studies at the age of four. A few years later, she began performing in various concerts in Medan, Indonesia. She performed, for example, at the Indonesian Young Musician Performance Concert, Euro Music Festival and Academy, International Piano Academy Freiburg, MusicAlp International Music Academy in France, and the 13th Summer Academy of Music in Uelzen, Germany, where she performed with the Wratislavia Chamber Orchestra. She has won several piano competitions, including the Indonesia Piano Competition and Jakarta Open Piano Competition. She has taken masterclasses with Spencer Myer, Jura Margulis, Yong Hi Moon, Adam Gyorgy, Noriko Ogawa, Emanuel Krasovsky, Liv Glaser, Hortense Cartier-Bresson, Robert Levin, Bernd Goetzke, for example.
In 2015, Myra went to Berlin, Germany, and received private lessons from pianist Hinrich Alpers. In 2020, she graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Piano Performance from Hochschule für Musik Freiburg in Germany, where she studied under the tutelage of Prof. Hardy Rittner and Tamara Stefanovich. Two years later, she graduated with a Master’s degree in Piano Performance from the Sibelius Academy University of Arts Helsinki in Finland, where she studied with Prof. Tuija Hakkila.
Currently based in Helsinki, Myra teaches piano at ISM Finland in English, Chinese, German, and Indonesian. If you would like to set up a trial lesson with Myra, please contact us.