Born into a German-Croatian family, Franziska already had her first experiences with the piano when she only was four years old. At the age of ten Franziska received violin lessons under Michael Wieck in Stuttgart, two years later she received additional organ lessons from Christian Schmid.
Franziska further expanded her musical skills on the piano under Toshiko Yasuda-Brommer, who at that time taught at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Stuttgart. During that time, Franziska recieved numerous prizes both for her performances as a soloist and in the field of chamber music at competitions from “Deutscher Tonkünstler Verband” (“German Musician Association”) and “Jugend musiziert” (“Youth makes music”). Recently she won the third prize of the “Val Tidone Competition” Cat. D in Italy and a special prize of the Staccato Publisher (Piano News) at the “Anton Rubinstein International Piano bachelor award” in Düsseldorf in June 2015.
Franziska recieved other musical impulses as a longtime student of Prof. Daniel Röhm before she began with her piano study at the HfMT (Hochschule für Musik und Tanz – University for Music and Dance) in Cologne under Prof. Gesa Lücker in 2011. During this time she developed her musical skills at numerous master classes (among others Prof. Konrad Elser, Prof. Markus Bellheim, Eduard Zilberkant, Joseph Paratore, Prof. Pierre-Laurent Aimard). In addition to her solo play, Franziska puts another focus in the field of chamber music and the art song and performs regularly with various musicians.