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Austrian-born composer/pianist Marion von Tilzer is an intriguing musician, in particular due to her talent of merging completely different styles and art disciplnes in a surprising and original way. Her synthesis of Indian classical music with contemporary western music has lead to collaborations with musicians, choreographers and filmmakers from different parts of the world, as a composer and performer with her own groups. Her projects have been labeled stunning, fascinating and accessible at the same time.
Currently Marion is busy with a new project called Shrine for the Soul, which is part of her ongoing series called 'Meetings with Remarkable Women - music inspired by women's lives'. This series is a multidisciplinary, artistic exploration of our humanness and inherent capacity of well-being as humans. Another project from this series is called Malala Speaks - Children of the World sing for Peace.
Since 2019 Marion has been touring with cellist/vocalist Maya Fridman with their project 'Ten Songs of Change', based on the I CHING, the ancient Chinese book of Changes. They have released this album in 2021 on the label TRPTK.
In 2012 she won the first prize of the Donemus Composition Competition for 'Rote Schuhe', a musical suite, performed by The Bezetting Speelt throughout the Netherlands in 2013. In 2015 the album 'Secret Keymasters' was released on Challenge Records together with fellow pianists Michael Gees & Frans Ehlhart with original compositions of all three musicians. Marion's CD with her music written to the fairy tale 'Das Verschenkte Weinen' by W. Heiduczek was released by German publisher Buchfunk as an Audiobook during the Leipzig Bookfare in March 2018.
Marion recorded her highly acclaimed album Kirvani Revisted with her chamber ensemble, the Marion von Tilzer Ensemble. She was commissioned to write two pieces for the Radio Symphony Orchestra of the Westdeutsche Rundfunk in Cologne, Germany. One of pieces received an honorable mention (Theodore Front Prize). Other commissions include a composition for the city of Amsterdam, which was premiered in the renowned Concertgebouw Hall. Her piece "Die Verlassene Stadt" an orchestral work was commissioned by the VU kamerorkest for their 20th anniversary and premiered in Amsterdam in 2012. It is dedicated to the victims of the Chernobyl disaster.
Marion von Tilzer is based in Amsterdam, where she lives with her daughter Mira and their cat Snowy. Marion came to Holland to study piano at the Amsterdam Conservatory.