Marie Sophie Hauzel
Born on 01.12.2000 she has been playing the piano since the age of four. At the age of 15 she was accepted as the youngest Bachelor student at the University Mozarteum Salzburg. Until the age of eight she lived in Spain and was taught by the piano teacher Prof. Rosa Masferrer at the conservatory in Girona. Later, at the age of eight, she was accepted at the Leopold Mozart Institute for the Promotion of the Highly Gifted in Salzburg and has been a pupil of Prof. Andreas Weber ever since. In addition, she received one year of tuition from Prof. Andreas Groethuysen.
Since 2016, Marie Sophie Hauzel has been studying for her bachelor’s degree in piano performance at the Mozarteum University in Salzburg. That Marie has a lot of competition experience is shown by the many national and international competitions she has won, e.g. the international Jenö Takacs Competition. In 2012 she was 1st prize winner of the International Hans von Bulow Piano Competition in Meiningen and the International Balys Dvarionas Competition for Young Pianists in Vilnuis, Lithuania. In 2014, for the first time old enough for the national competition “Jugend musiziert”, she won 1st prize with the highest score in the category “Duo: Violin and Piano” and the special prize for the “Best Interpretation of a Chamber Music Work”. Both years the Deutsche Stiftung Musikleben awarded her a special prize for her outstanding performance. At the 2015 Carl Bechstein Competition in Berlin, she was again awarded a 1st prize in the category “Violin and Piano”.
She gives concerts all over the world. In 2016 she was invited to perform at the Mozart Festival in Schenzhen, China. There she performed in the Nanshan Concert Hall and the Shenzhen Concert Hall, among others.