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Fernandes Marialena

General Information

Date of Birth:  27. January 1950
Place of Birth:  Mumbai, India
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initiator and curator of various festivals

internationally active pianist and chamber musician

interpreter of contemporary art, modern arrangements, re-instrumentations and improvisation

developed programs in the most diverse genres and styles including classical, jazz and popular music

seminars, workshops and master classes, jury member all over the world

strives to facilitate more communication between audiences and artists


crossover projects and intercultural events

creation of presentation opportunities for particularly gifted young artists with a future

Performances (Selection)


her series "uno, due, tre" for institutions including the Vienna Musikverein is a presentation and piano interpretation involving international artists for which she developed the concept and idea


piano concerts with the Thames Philharmonia

Teresa Carreno Theatro, with the Simon Bolivar Youth Symphony Orchestra


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recipient of the Mia Award for Art and Culture, an award for special achievements of foreign-born women living in Austria

Discography, Projects

  • 2007: Marialena and Friends play bolling (Claude Bolling: Concerto for Guitar and Toot Suite for trumpet and jazz piano trio in the arrangement for saxophone; CD extraplatte)
  • 2004: Symphony No. 6 (by Gustav Mahler in the arrangement for four hands by A. v. Zemlinsky, with Ranko Markovic, CD extraplatte);
  • 1991-1995: 10 CDs in the series "Casablanca Ensemble Moderne" including works by living Austrian composers

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