Ditta Rohmann is a highly versatile musician, renowned for her exceptional abilities in various musical domains. She has captivated audiences as a soloist in prestigious concert halls, showcased her improvisational skills with world-music ensembles, and made significant contributions to collaborative projects with dancers, both as a chamber musician and even as an actress.
Ditta studied at the New England Conservatory in Boston with Suren Bagratuni, later at the Franz Liszt Music Academy with Miklós Perényi in Budapest and with Iván Monighetti at the Music Academy Basel. Masterclasses were a major inspiration during her studied with esteemed musicians such as Boris Pergamenschikow, Jean-Guihen Queyras, András Schiff, György Kurtág, and Steven Isserlis, Rita Wagner. Among her many influences, she considers Hungarian pianist and teacher Ferenc Rados as a revered reference and mentor.
In 2012 Ditta was a prize-winner at the prestigious Leipzig Bach Competition. She has collaborated with several dance groups and the Vienna State Ballet. Her performances encompass a wide range of venues, from traditional concert halls to vibrant world-music ensembles and captivating theatrical productions.
She has returned numerous times to the International Musicians Seminar at Prussia Cove, UK, which she considers her musical family led by Steven Isserlis.
Ditta Rohmann’s repertoire spans from Baroque to contemporary compositions and improvisation. Her close collaborations with notable composers such as Péter Eötvös Sofia Gubaidulina reflect her dedication to promoting and performing diverse musical works.
Amongst her recordings most outstanding are her 5 solo albums with including all of JS Bach’s works for cello and with her 5-string cello violin repertoire as well. Her interpretation of J.S. Bach's Cello Suites which represents her interest in historical performance practice received critical acclaim, with the authoritative magazine Gramophone describing it as "definitive."
Teaching has been playing a major role in Ditta’s life, she has been recently appointed as professor at the University of Lucerne. She has been head of the cello department at the Liszt Academy in Budapest since 2020. During her masterclasses she uses Soundpainting as a tool for improvisation and live composition. Her educational approach is best described as holistic, she believes in nurturing a healthy and creative new artistic generation.