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TUESDAY, FEB 26 2019, 07:30 PM
Having played together since their childhood, the siblings Marilies and Nikolaus Guschlbauer managed to establish a great harmony and sensitivity in their sound together as a duo. At the ACFNY, they will present a musical homage to their home country, consisting of old and new compositions including pieces by Ludwig van Beethoven, Helmut Schmidinger, and Iván Erőd, among others.
Born in 1994, the young cellist Marilies Guschlbauer has performed internationally at the Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, the Verbier Festival Academy, the Cello Biennale Amsterdam, the Salzburg chamber music festival, the City of London festival, the Classic Festival Bad Ragaz, and many others. She has performed in renowned concert venues including the Musikverein, Bösendorfersaal and the Konzerthaus in Vienna, the Mozarteum Salzburg, the Festspielhaus St. Pölten, Palacio de Bellas Artes in Mexico City, Teatro Peón Contreras, the Forbidden City Concert Hall in Beijing and the EXPO Shanghai. She has received the Prima la Musica young musician competition award six times, and won numerous special awards (ESTA-Prize 2010, Josef Messner Scholarship 2010, INÖK-Sonderpreis i.a.). Marilies has also been a successful prizewinner at the Manhattan International Music Competition and the International Cello Competition Liezen. Together with her brother Nikolaus Guschlbauer as a duo, they won the chamber music competition ON-Stage 2018. www.marliesguschlbauer.com
Nikolaus Guschlbauer started playing the piano at an early age and developed a great passion for chamber music over the years. He made his debut at the Wiener Konzerthaus in 2009 and was re-invited to perform at the anniversary event 100 years Wiener Konzerthaus in 2012. Nikolaus has won numerous first prizes at the Prima la musica young musician competition in Austria and was amongst the finalists of the international Osaka competition as a laureate at the international competition Rome 2012. In Austria, he performed at the Mozarteum Salzburg, the Schloss Esterhazy, Festspielhaus St. Pölten, Brucknerhaus Linz and Lisztzentrum Raiding, amongst others. The European Piano Program offered Nikolaus the chance to perform in countries such as Poland, Macedonia and Moldavia.