The Austrian pianist, Ingrid Marsoner, received piano tuition at the age of 4 and already by the age of 11 had begun her studies at the Graz University of Music in the master-class of Sebastian Benda, a pupil of Edwin Fischer. She subsequently studied at the Vienna University of Music with Rudolf Kehrer and has completed master-classes with such renowned teachers as Tatiana Nikolayeva, Jürgen Uhde, Dominique Merlet, Paul Badura-Skoda and Meira Farkas. She has been awarded first prizes in, among others, the Steinway Competition, the “Jeunesse musicale” Competition in Vienna and the Competition of YAPMF in Los Angeles (“Big-Prize, awarded to a pianist of an exceptional quality”), for her interpretation of Robert Schumann’s Kreisleriana.
Ingrid Marsoner is one of the most interesting pianists of the younger Austrian generation. She has been regularly invited to give recitals in famous halls and to participate in Festivals in Europe, the USA, South-America, Asia and Africa. She has performed solo concerts at the Wiener Musikverein, at the Wiener Konzerthaus, at the Chicago Cultural Center, the Kiev Philharmonic, the Stefanien-Hall/Graz, the Innsbruck Congress, the Merkin-Hall/New York, the Oriental Performing Arts Centre/Shanghai, the Skopje Opera House, the ORF Grand Broadcasting Hall, the Philharmonic Society Gibraltar a.o., at international Festivals such as Vienna Festweeks, Styriarte, Vienna Music Summer, Carinthian Summer, Grafenegg and Eggenberg Palace Concerts, Bach-Festival of „Jeunesses musicales“, Downers Grove Music Festival/Chicago, Steinway-Festival/Arhus, Winterfestival/Passau, Concert Series of PianoForte Chicago, Festival des Alizés/Maroc, Bravissimo-Festival/Guatemala City, Pera Pyano Festival/ Istanbul, “Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert Series“ live for WFMT/Chicago and many others.
As a soloist Ingrid Marsoner has worked together with such conductors as Thomas Rösner, Mykola Dyadyura, Martin Turnovsky, Jonathan Haskell, Paul Weigold, Ernst Theis, Kalmar Zaborsky, Ricardo Del Carmen and Yon Kuk Lee; and with such orchestras as the Austrian Chamber Symphonic Orchestra, Graz Symphonic Orchestra, Symphonic Orchestra of Ukrainic Philharmony, Sinfonietta Baden, Macedonian Symphonic Orchestra, Sinfonia Classica di Guatemala, Austrian-Korean Philharmonic Orchestra and many others. In the sphere of chamber music she has played with such ensembles and artists as the Franz Schubert Quartet, Ernst Kovacic, Daniel Sepec, Elias Meiri, Helmut Jasbar, Peter Matic and with Klaus Maria Brandauer.
Ingrid Marsoner’s comprehensive repertoire, including works such as J.S. Bach’s Goldberg Variations (BWV 988) and the late L.v. Beethoven- and Schubert Sonatas, is documented by numerous radio and TV recordings at home and abroad. She has recorded on CD solo works by Franz Schubert, Leos Janácek, Robert Schumann and Edvard Grieg for the labels Ö1, tiPro and