“The cellist Marilies Guschlbauer let the heartfelt singing art and the richness of the sound of the romantic cello illuminates.” -Ostseezeitung
The young cellist Marilies Guschlbauer from Austria stands out characterized by her warm, natural tone with high creative standards, which she demonstrates both as an enthusiastic chamber musician and as Soloist with orchestra can be heard in a rousing way.
She was a guest at festivals such as the Lockenhaus Chamber Music Festival, the Quincena Musical San Sebastian, the Cello Biennale Amsterdam, the Verbier Festival Academy, the City of London Festival, the Franconian Music Days, the Salzburg Chamber Music Festival and the KlangReisen cycle, as well as at the “Next Generation” festival in Switzerland, the Traisental Culture Festival and the Hopfgarten Chamber Music Festival. As part of this, she performed together with well-known artists such as Nicolas Altstaedt, Vilde Frang, Ilya Gringolts, Clemens Hagen, Lena Neudauer, Lawrence Power, Eckart Runge, Candida Thompson, Emmanuel Tjeknavorian, Alexandra Tirsu, Annika Treutler, Florian Birsak, Dominik Wagner, William Youn and Christoph Zimper. Marilies Guschlbauer has also performed in various chamber music formations in the USA, Mexico, Poland, Germany, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Greece, Moldova and Italy. Further solo and chamber music concerts took her to the Golden Hall and Brahms Hall of the Musikverein Wien, to the Mozart Hall and Schubert Hall of the Vienna Konzerthaus and to the Great Hall and Chamber Music Hall of the Berlin Konzerthaus.
She regularly performs as a duo with the pianist Julia Rinderle in Germany and Austria. The duo’s debut concert at the Musikverein Vienna, as well as a CD production with the CAvi-Music label, are planned for autumn 2023. Marilies Guschlbauer is also a founding member of the Trio Parémi, with whom she made her debut at the Vienna Konzerthaus as a Musica Juventutis prizewinner and completed successful tours through Poland and Austria. In 2023 they were guests at the Musikverein Vienna for the second time. The trio is set to collaborate with Jeunesse for the coming season. As a member of the Artel Quartet (since autumn 2022), she reached the final of the international Haydn Chamber Music Competition 2023 and performed at the Mozart Days in Bad Reichenhall, in the Mürz Classic concert series and in the Austrian Embassy in London. The performance of Schönberg’s concert for string quartet and orchestra is planned for 2024. As a member of the Ensemble Ramé, founded in 2023, she was able to win three awards from the ISA – International Summer Academy 2023, including the Bohuslav Martinů Prize, the Piano Chamber Music Prize and the Vienna Classical Prize.
Marilies Guschlbauer made her debut as a soloist with the North German Philharmonic Rostock under the direction of Wojciech Rajski with Robert Schumann’s cello concerto as part of the summer campus of the Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania Festival. At a young age, she toured as a soloist with the Young Masters to various cities in Japan and to the concert hall of the “Forbidden City” in Beijing and to EXPO Shanghai in China. This was followed by appearances with Beethoven’s Triple Concerto in Hanover (2021) and in Vienna (2023). In 2024 she will perform Dvorak’s Cello Concerto with the Brandenburg Symphony Orchestra in the Nikolaisaal Potsdam and Brandenburg Theater.
In addition to numerous first prizes and special prizes at the Austrian youth competition “Prima la Musica” at the federal level, Marilies Guschlbauer is a prize winner at the Manhattan International Music Competition and the Liezen International Cello Competition. With her brother Nikolaus Guschlbauer on the piano, she won the chamber music competition ON STAGE 2018 as a duo and the international competition “Giovani Musicisti – Città di Treviso” in 2019. In 2020 Marilies was recognized as an “mdw artist” and in 2022 she received the Interpretation Prize of the Mozart Community in Vienna. She is currently a scholarship holder of the Villa Musica Rhineland-Palatinate Foundation.
Marilies Guschlbauer completed her bachelor’s degree with Clemens Hagen at the Mozarteum Salzburg and her master’s degree with Nicolas Altstaedt at the Hanns Eisler University of Music Berlin in 2023 with honors and will begin the master’s degree in chamber music with Johannes Meissl at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna starting in the fall to record. The young Austrian was a student at the Liechtenstein Music Academy, took part in the Kronberg Academy and received additional musical impulses in other master classes from Wolfgang Böttcher, Hatto Beyerle, Gautier Capuçon, Eberhard Feltz, Gary Hoffman, Robert Levin, Jens-Peter Maintz, Nils Mönkemeyer, Lawrence Power, Heinrich Schiff, Wolfgang Emanuel Schmidt, Rainer Schmidt (Hagen Quartet), Julian Steckel, Torleif Thedéen, Gábor Takács-Nagy and others.
Short biography Marilies Guschlbauer