Ingrid Marsoner - Biography
“Ingrid Marsoner is a wonderful pianist – her musical intelligence and unbelievable sensitivity, especially the clarity and intensity of her Schubert and Mozart interpretations have deeply moved me.”
Austrian pianist Ingrid Marsoner is blessed with a musical sensitivity rarely to be found in the younger generation.
Her concerts and her CD recordings have been regularly highly praised by audiences and by the international press.
She is a frequent guest at famous concert halls and at well-known music festivals all over the world. Concert invitations brought her to the Golden Hall of Wiener Musikverein, to the Vienna Konzerthaus, Shanghai Oriental Art Center, the Stefaniensaal in Graz, the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, the Large salon ORF, the Merkin Hall in New York, the Kiew Philharmonic Hall or the Cultural Center Chicago, to the Vienna Festival, the Merano Music Festival, the Styriarte, the Carinthian Summer, to“Rarities of Piano Music” in Husum, the Bravissimo Festival in Guatemala City, the Music Summer in Millstatt, the Hohenloher Kultursommer, the International Brahms-Festival, the Tyrol Eastern Festival, the Downers Grove Music Festival, the Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert Series in Chicago or the Philharmonic Society Gibraltar, just to mention a few.
Ingrid Marsoner has performed as a soloist togehter with numerous orchestras and conductors, including the Wiener Symphoniker under Philippe Jordan, the ORF Radio Symphony Orchestra under Cornelius Meister, the Biel Symphony Orchestra under Thomas Roesner, the Symphony Orchestra of the National Philharmonic of Ukraine under Mykola Dyadyura, by invitation from Fabio Luisi, the Graz Symphony Orchestra, the Sinfonia Classica di Guatemala City and many others.
Moreover, Ingrid Marsoner is an enthusiastic chamber musician and performed with famous instrumentalists such as the Franz Schubert Quartett, Kit Armstrong, Daniel Sepec or Elias Meiri. She played several recitals together with star actor Klaus Maria Brandauer.
Six recordings have appeared with Gramola to great acclaim in the international press: piano sonatas by Franz Schubert, Johann Sebastian Bach´s Goldberg Variations, Ludwig van Beethoven’s Concerto No. 1 in C major and Johann Nepomuk Hummel`s Piano Concerto in A minor, together with the Biel Symphony Orchestra under Thomas Rösner, piano sonatas by Rick LaSalle (*1951), piano works by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and finally her most recent CD of late piano sonatas by Ludwig van Beethoven.
Furthermore she recorded works by Franz Schubert, Edvard Grieg and Leoš Janáček (ORF | OE1), Robert Schumann´s Kreisleriana Op.16 (tiPro | LondonHall) and Jan Ladislav Dussek´s Piano Concerto in F major togehter with the Camerata pro Musica under Paul Weigold (Ars Produktion)
Ingrid Marsoner won first prizes in the Austrian Federal Competition, the Steinway Competition and the Jeunesse Competition and at the Young Artists Peninsula Music Festival in Los Angeles. Her newest CD release with late Beethoven Sonatas was awarded by the Pizzicato SuperSonic Award.
She won the Martha Debelli stipend of Graz University of Music and the Bosendorfer stipend of Vienna University of Music.
Ingrid Marsoner grew up in Graz in a musical family and began to play the piano at the age of four. When she was eleven, she entered the Graz University of Music and studied with Sebastian Benda, a pupil of Edwin Fischer. Later, she studied at the Vienna University of Music with the legendary Georgian pianist Rudolf Kerer. Finally, she received private lessons from famous pianists such as Tatjana Nikolaieva, Paul Badura-Skoda and Alfred Brendel.
Ingrid Marsoner was a jury member at the International Johann Sebastian Bach Competition in Leipzig and at the Austrian Federal Competition "Prima la Musica".