Marsoner Ingrid, Austria, 2007

Tour Dates: 18 Jul - 31 Jul, 2007

Ingrid Marsoner

Grew up in Graz and lives in Vienna today. At 11 she began her music studies with a Martha-Debelli-scholarship at the - University of Music - in Graz with Sebastian Benda. It was at this age that she discovered her preference for Schubert. Then she studied at the at the University for Music in Vienna with the legendary Moscow pianist Rudolf Kehrer. Ingrid Marsoner received artistic inputs in numerous master classes, by Jürgen Uhde, Tatjana Nikolajewa, Dominique Merlet and Paul Badura-Skoda. She also drew on the knowledge and experience of Hans Petermandl, Meira Farkasch, Dianko Illjiew amongst others and especially of Paul Arim, whose ideas inspire her even today.

The musician has been invited to perform in Europe, the USA, Asia, China and South America. She has performed in Merkin Hall in New York, received standing ovations at Downers Grove Music Festival in Chicago and was the first European pianist to play in the Favelas of Rio de Janeiro/Brazil. She has given solo concerts in many famous halls and festivals like the Wiener Musikverein and the Konzerthaus (Debuts 2004), the Styriarte, the Grafenegger Schlo遦onzerte, the Carinthian Summer, the Klangbogen in Vienna and the Steinway Festival in Aarhus/Denmark. In the Wiener Festwochen 2004 she replaced a sick pianist on the last day. The Janacek program on that day in the Mozartsaal of the Vienna Konzerthaus was hailed by the critics as “exemplary”. Solo performances, concerts, chamber music – apart from appearing at concerts with renowned orchestras, e.g. with the conductors Martin Tournovsky, Ernst Theis, Peter Schrottner, Kalmar Zaborsky – Ingrid Marsoner also plays chamber music with musicians like Ernst Kovacic, Daniel Sepec (Violin) and the Franz Schubert Quartet.

Ingrid Marsoner has won the first prize in many competitions e.g. in the Austrian Federal competition “Jugend musiziert”, in the Steinway competition and the competition of “Jeunesse” in Vienna. In Los Angeles she received the “Kawai-Prize, awarded to a pianist of an exceptional quality” for her interpretation of Schumann’s “Kreisleriana” in the International Peninsula-Music-Festival.

The musician likes to work on special projects from time to time. She has played evenings with artists like Karin Schäfer and her Puppet Theatre, the mime artist, Mac Bee, Peter Uray, Helmut Jasbar or Klaus Maria Brandauer.


Ingrid Marsoner often appeared on radio and television as well as recorded CDs. Her repertoire ranges from Bach to contemporary music. One of her CDs, which was produced with ö1, contains works by Franz Schubert, Leos Janǎçek and Edward Grieg.