MARIALENA FERNANDES – CV
Born in Mumbai, Marialena Fernandes has been since several years a recognized artist on the international scene. After acquiring her Licentiate Diploma of the Royal Schools of Music (LRSM), Fernandes completed her education from the Mumbai University in Psychology. She then went on to the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna, where she received her Diploma in Piano and Chamber Music Performance with unanimous distinctions.
Solo, Chamber Music and Orchestra concerts in most European capitals followed, but also in USA, Australia, Africa and Asia. Annual TV and Radio broadcasts.
Since 1991 Professor at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna. Workshops, Masterclasses around the globe, Jury member at International Competitions.
Artistic Director and International Program Curator in Crossover projects, in which Fernandes incorporates classical, jazz and world music fusions with an emphasis on Improvistion. Intercultural exchange between Students, Teachers and Audiences.
Since 2007 Series Cycle „Uno, Due, Tre“ in Musikverein Vienna.
Fernandes has initiated several Projects with Women Composers and Gender themes.
In 2008 Marialena received the MIA Award for Woman with international background in the field of Art and Culture.
2013 Fernandes attained the PhD degree from the University of Music and performing Arts Vienna. Her Title „The Konkani Song – Roots – Development – Documentation“
Since 2015 Fernandes has conceived a project called „The Quest for Passion“ in which sie incorpororates musicians from Europe and India in dialog with each other involving the talented youth discussing diverse artistic themes.
Partners have been „Hotel Palindrone“ a reputed Austrian Folk music quartet,
The ThreeX, an international prize winning Polish trio playing 2 violins and piano.
2017 brings MF with a Woodwind Ensemble called „Trio Viennair“ back to Bangalore, Goa and this time to Pune.