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Maria Mazo

Russia

Biography
Repertoire
  • Country of Birth: Russia
    Citizenship: Russia
    Country of Current Residence: Germany

    Maria Mazo, 30, was a pupil of professors from the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory while still in high school. She then studied in Germany at the Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien Hannover. Through foundations like the Solti, the Yehudi Menuhin, and the Alfred Toepfer she also took part in master classes.  Ms. Mazo was featured in the documentary In The Heart of Music directed by Andy Sommer. Her performance credits include solo recitals in Spain, Austria and Germany and duo recitals in Russia and Italy with violinst Sergei Krylov. For four years, Ms. Mazo directed the innovative concert series Late Night Lobby and has held a teaching position at her alma mater in Germany. Her YouTube channel has about 200,000 views, where her video featuring the piano transcription of Stravinsky’s “Firebird Suite” has gained widespread popularity.

    Professional Training

    Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien Hannover (Germany)
    Gnessin State Academy of Music (Russia)


    Teachers

    2006-2010:     Matti Raekallio
    2002-2006:    Arie Vardi
    2000-2002:    Vladimir Tropp


    Awards

    2013   International Beethoven Piano Competition Vienna (1st Prize)
    2012   Honens International Piano Competition (Finalist)
    2005   Van Cliburn International Piano Competition (Jury Discretionary Award)
    2005   Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition (1st Prize)
    2004   Richard-Laugs International Beethoven Piano Competition Mannheim (1st Prize)

  • FIRST ROUND

    Beethoven
    Sonata No. 8 in C Minor, Op.13 (“Pathetique”)

    Bolcom
    “Butterflies”, “Hummingbirds” (from 12 New Etudes, Book II)

    Bach
    Prelude and Fugue in F Major, WTC II: No. 11, BWV 880

    Chopin
    Etude in C Minor, Op. 10, No. 12 (“Revolutionary”)

    SECOND ROUND

    Brahms
    Sonata No. 3 in F Minor, Op. 5

    SEMI-FINAL ROUND

    Scriabin
    Sonata No. 4 in F-sharp Major, Op. 30

    Beethoven
    Sonata No. 23 in F Minor, Op. 57 (“Appassionata”)

    Bach/Busoni
    Chaconne in D Minor, BWV 1004

    Stravinsky
    “Danse Infernale”, “Berceuse” and “Finale” (Firebird Suite)

    FINAL ROUND

    Tchaikovsky
    Concerto No. 1 in B-flat Minor, Op. 23

     

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