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biography

Carolina Mazalesky was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. From the age of 7 she received violin lessons and at the age of 12 she already played as a soloist in Vivaldi violin concerto The Four Seasons in the Golden Hall of the world-famous Colon Theater in her hometown of Buenos Aires, where she subsequently won almost all violin competitions.

 

She studied violin in her hometown as well as in Berlin and Vienna with renowned artists and violin teachers such as Fernando Hasaj, Stephan Picard, Hanns Peter Hofmann and most recently with Edward Zienkowsky at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna.

 

She took part in master classes with Werner Scholz, David Taylor, Akiko Suwanai, Alberto Lysy, Chaimb Taub, Ivry Gitlis, Samuel Askenazy and Maxim Vengerov, among others.

  In 2014 she was an academist with the ORF Academy Orchestra of the Bavarian Radio in Munich. 

She was also a holder of scholarships and prizes from the Bruno & Elisabeth Meindl Foundation 2012 in Germany, the Mozarteum Argentino 2014 in Argentina and the Carl Michael Ziehrer Foundation 2017-18 in Austria. She was also a scholarship holder of the European Erasmus program.

 

As a soloist, she performs with chamber and symphony orchestras worldwide and is regularly invited to major music festivals in South America and Europe, such as the Santa Catarina Music Festival in Brazil, the International Music Festival in Buenos Aires in Argentina, the Curitiba Music Festival, and the Vienna Music Festival Week in Austria, Aurora Music Festival in Sweden, International Music Festival Allgäu in Germany. 

She is also artistic director of the interdisciplinary art festival Winterthur in Switzerland.

As a member of the trio "La Bicicleta" she recorded a CD for the Berlin label BerlinAires. The recordings were broadcast several times on german and argentinian radio.  

 

She played in renowned concert halls on 4 continents such as the Berlin Philharmonic, Teatro Colon de Buenos Aires in Argentina, Teatro Guaira in Brazil, Cologne Philharmonic, Alte Oper Frankfurt, Teatro Coliseo Buenos Aires, Hanai Theater Shanghai in China, Oriental Arts Center in China, Konzerthaus Berlin, Musikverein Wien in Austria,  Auditorium Milano in Italy, Tokyo Opera City Hall in Japan, Philharmonie St. Petersburg, House of Music Moscow in Russia, LAC in Lugano or the Zurich Tonhalle in Switzerland a.o.

 Together with the cellist Benedikt Hellsberg and the Viennese Orchestra Symphonia Unanima she recorded a CD with the Brahms Double Concerto for Violin and Orchestra Op.102 in May 2017. live in a concert in Vienna.

 

She plays in chamber music ensembles and orchestras  such as Zb. German Chamber Orchestra Berlin,  Berlin Chamber Orchestra, Berlin Symphony Orchestra, Klangvereinigung Vienna, Vienna Virtuosos, Ensemble La Partita (Zurich). Chamber Orchestra of Schönbrunn Palace in Vienna, Alt Wien Orchestra, Zurich Symphony Orchestra and European Philharmonic of Switzerland and others.

 

Carolina Mazalesky also has a unique talent for playing the violin on the slackline. The violinist is the only one in the world who can combine and perform the two arts at the same time on a professional level. With her balance art she has already given relevant performances live or on television, such as at the IKW Festival in Winterthur, the Black Mountain Festival, on Teletop Fernsehen from Winterthur or on national Swiss radio and television.

 

 She was concertmaster of the Symphonia Unanima Orchestra in Vienna and 2. concertmaster of the National Orchestra of Uruguay OSSODRE in Montevideo.

She currently lives in Switzerland with her family and continues to play as a soloist and chamber musician

 

She plays an Ettore Degani violin, which was made available to her by the Mozarteum Argentino Foundation.

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