“Cellist Marilies Guschlbauer highlighted the heartfelt vocal quality and richness of sound of the romantic cello.”
The young cellist Marilies Guschlbauer from Austria is characterized by her warm, natural tone with high artistic standards, which she brings to the audience in an intoxicating way both as an enthusiastic chamber musician and as a soloist with orchestra.
She has been 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 festival ” Next Generation” in Switzerland, the Traisental culture festival and the Hopfgarten chamber music festival. As part of this, she made music 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 concerts have taken her as a soloist and chamber music player to the Golden Hall and Brahms Hall of the Musikverein in Vienna, 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 gives concerts as a duo with the pianist Julia Rinderle in Germany and Austria. Plans for 2023 include the duo’s debut concert at the Musikverein in Vienna and a CD production with the CAvi Music label. Furthermore, Marilies Guschlbauer is a founding member of the Trio Parémi, with whom she made her debut in the Vienna Konzerthaus as a Musica Juventutis prizewinner and completed successful tours through Poland and Austria. In 2023 they were guests at the Musikverein Wien for the second time. With the trio, a collaboration with Jeunesse has been fixed for the coming season. As a member of the Artel Quartet (since autumn 2022), she reached the final of the 2023 International Haydn Chamber Music Competition and performed at the Mozart Days in Bad Reichenhall, in the Mürz Classic concert series and at the Austrian Embassy in London. The performance of Schönberg’s Concerto for String Quartet and Orchestra is planned for 2024.
Marilies Guschlbauer made her debut as a soloist with the Norddeutsche Philharmonie Rostock under the baton of Wojciech Rajski as part of the summer campus of the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Festival with Robert Schumann’s Cello Concerto. At a young age, tours took her 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 the 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 Brandenburger Symphoniker in the Nikolaisaal Potsdam and Brandenburger Theater.
In addition to numerous first prizes and special prizes at the Austrian youth competition “Prima la
Musica” at the national level, Marilies Guschlbauer is a prizewinner of the Manhattan International Music
Competition and the International Cello Competition Liezen. With her brother Nikolaus Guschlbauer at the piano, she won the chamber music competition ON STAGE 2018 and 2019 the international competition “Giovani Musicisti – Città di Treviso”. In 2020 Marilies was honored as an “mdw artist” and in 2022 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 in Salzburg Award and is currently continuing her studies with Nicolas Altstaedt at the Hanns Eisler Academy of Music in Berlin and with Reinhard Latzko at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna. In 2023 she was admitted to the class of Johannes Meissl for the master’s degree in chamber music. The young Austrian was a scholarship holder at the Liechtenstein Music Academy, took part in the Kronberg Academy and received additional musical impulses 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 TakácsNagy and others.
Short biography Marilies Guschlbauer