Some know her under the name Lea Singer, others as Eva Gesine Bauer – she is successful under both names. Two souls live within this versatile writer, who has won renown equally for her novels and non-fiction. The native of Munich has been well served in both fields by her foundation in art history, literature and musicology. Music plays an important role in her literary oeuvre, which is marked by intense historical research: in her biographies, Lea Singer has written not only about famous names such as Mozart and Chopin, but also about the librettist of Die Zauberflöte, Emanuel Schikaneder. Her novel Konzert für die linke Hand (2008) focuses on the one-armed pianist Paul Wittgenstein; her most recent one, Der Klavierschüler, on the piano virtuoso Vladimir Horowitz, who died in 1989.