Maria Prinz was born in Sofia, Bulgaria into a musical family. Her father is the famous Bulgarian conductor and composer Konstantin Iliev. She studied at the Music University “Hanns Eisler” in Berlin with Rudolf Dunckel, in Vienna with Jörg Demus and in Paris with Yvonne Lefébure. Ms. Prinz has performed with leading orchestras throughout Europe, including several performances with the Vienna Philharmonic, collaborating with renowned conductors Sir Neville Marriner, Seiji Ozawa and Riccardo Muti at the Salzburg Festival.
She has performed at leading venues and festivals around the world, including the Salzburg Festival, Pacific Music Festival in Sapporo (Japan) and in Vienna’s Musikverein and Konzerthaus, Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall, the Purcell Room of Queen Elizabeth Hall and Milton Court in Barbican Centre and in Tokyo’s Bunka Kaikan. Her chamber music collaborations include numerous performances with members of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, international artists, such as Andrew Marriner, Patrick Gallois, Philippe Pierlot and world- famous singers Ludovic Tézier, Krassimira Stoyanova and Matthias Goerne.
The highlights of the season 2018/2019 are a song recital with baritone Ludovic Tézier at the Alte Oper Frankfurt, a chamber music recital with Céline Moinet and Sophie Dartigalongue at Vienna’s Musikverein and a piano recital at Weill Hall/Carnegie Hall in New York.