Marialena Fernandes



Pedagogical Activities

CURRICULUM VITAE                                    
Prof. Mag. Dr. Marialena Fernandes
University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna, AUSTRIA

 2013 Degree PhD completion of Doctoral Studies
Theme of Dissertation:  
„The KONKANI SONG“. Political, sociological, historical, cultural aspects of Portuguese  Colonisation in India and its Influence on Goan Folk music“.
CURATOR  for several organisations . Initiator of  Youth Projects including music of various styles and instrumentation from classic through folk to jazz.  Presentation, Improvisation, Arrangement, Choir conducting
Since 2007 Artistic Series of Concerts at the prestigious Musikverein in Vienna with Cycle
„Uno, Due, Tre“ now in its 10th year
ACTIVITIES as Performer
Since 1975 Solo and Duo Recitals, Piano Concertos, Chamber Music performances in several cities of Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia. CD recordings in various ensembles, Radio and TV Broadcasts.
ACTIVITIES  as  Educator/Lecturer
Erasmus Exchange Professor in Spain, Italy, Sweden, Finland, Germany, England, Greece. Workshops, Masterclasses in  Kazakhstan, India, Member of Jury in international Competitions in France, Italy, Greece, Austria. Lecturer and Workshop Leader at the „Classical Music Seminar“ in Eisenstadt, organized by the University of Urbana, Champaign.  Theme „J.N.Hummel and his compositions“ Lecturer at the International Association of Pedagogues.  Theme „The development of educational schemes in Europe with particular reference to Indian music“.
Since 2015  „The quest for passion“ Cooperation with the University of Music and performing Arts Vienna
and  portuguese colonised cities in South India; Bangalore, Mangalore, Goa
2013                                                              Dr. Phil. Degree
                                                                       The Konkani Song  Roots-Development-Documentation
1986-1988                                                    Survey and Research for Masters Education Programm   (                                                                                           „Spread  of Indian musical practise in German speaking Europe"
1988-1991                                                    Music School of the City of Vienna 
1988-2006                                                    Joseph Haydn Conservatory, Eisenstadt
Since  1991                                                  University of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna
2004                                                               venia docendi - recognition as Professor for
                                                                        Chamber Music
2008                                                               MIA Award for Art and Culture – Successful Female                                 
                                                                        in Austria with international background
1965                                                            Senior Cambridge School Leaving Certificate,Mumbai
1966-1967                                                  Inter Arts in Logic and Economics, Sofia College
1968-1970                                                  Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Psychology and Sociology
1969-1970                                                  Shakespeare Fellowship at Bombay University
1967                                                            LRSM Diploma (Licentiate of Royal Schools of Music,London)
1968, 1969                                                 Prize winner at Indo- American Piano Competition
1970                                                            Prize winner  Beethoven Bi-centennial Piano Competition
1971                                                            Scholarship  to Academy of Music in Vienna
1975                                                            Piano Performance Diploma  with Distinctions 
1977                                                            Teacher´s Certificate
1979                                                            Chamber Music Certificate
1977, 1979                                                 Prize winner at Bösendorfer Piano Competition                                                     
1977, 1981                                                 Prize winner  International Beethoven Piano Competition
1978-1979                                                 Voice Training and lyrical voic education with Vera Sittner
1978-1980                                                 Private tuition with Wilhelm Kempf, Stanislav Neuhaus
1982                                                            Master classes with Tamas Vasary in Switzerland
1988                                                            Magister artium in Music Sociology
2004                                                            Habilitation for Professorship at the Music University 
2013                                                            Doctor of Philosophy 
Walter Panhofer, Bruno Seidlhofer (Vienna), 
Tamas Vasary, (Switzerland),
Stanislav Neuhaus (Moskau), 
Wilhelm Kempf (Italy)
Univ.Prof. Dr. Phil. Marialena Fernandes
University of Music and Performing Arts
Anton von Webernplatz 1,
1030 Vienna- Austria

International MasterClasses

Master Class, Lecture and Performance at Mahidol University, Thailand

since 2010
Master Class, Lecture, Performance at Con Brio Festival Mumbai, India 

Master Class at University of Illinois Urbana Champaign, USA

Since 2008

Jurymember at Fidelio Competition of Konservatorium Wien Privatuniversität

Master Class & Performance with Youth Orchestra “Fesnojiv” in Caracas,Venezuela

Master Class and Performance for Chamber Music in La Palma, Canary Islands

Jury member at the International Chamber Music Competiton in Thessaloniki

Since 1997
Initiator and Founder member of “Sangat” Music Festival in Mumbai,India

Since 1996
Jury member at “Prima la Musica” a youth talent competition in Austria

Master Class and Lecturer at the “Classical American Seminar” Eisenstadt

Since 1993
Master Class and Workshop at “Allegro-Vivo” Summer Academy in Waldviertel,Austria

Scientific Studiesand Activities

PhD Degree "The Konkani Song Roots - Development - Documentation"

Habilitation: Research study for qualification as University Professor in Chamber Music.

since 2001
Participation in research for scientific/artistic concept in the European Union e.g. Erasmus/Socrates Mobility Projects

“Multiculturalism in Austria with special reference to Indian music and its influence on musical youth in Europe”Lecture held at a seminar “Connect Project” of Association Internationale in Vienna

“The spread of Indian music and practical research in german speaking Europe” Master´s thesis at Music University Institute of Sociology

Shakespeare Fellowship for research on the drama “Macbeth” Bombay

“Development of child from prenatal to maturity” Project written for the Bachelor´s Degree in Psychology at the Bombay University, St.Xavier´s College, India. Honours in Philosphy of Religion