Born in Salzburg, the violinist Marie-Stephanie Radauer-Plank received her earliest violin lessons at the age of four. She became a junior student of Benjamin Schmid and Lukas Hagen at the Mozarteum in Salzburg. After completing her secondary schooling she enrolled at the University of Music, Drama and Media Hanover and studied under Ulf Schneider and at the Chapelle Royale Reine Elisabeth under Augustin Dumay. In 2014 she obtained a degree in violin performance under Ulf Schneider.
She has also obtained valuable artistic insights from well-known concert artists and teachers, among them Thomas Brandis, Hatto Beyerle, Christiane Hutcap, Jean-Jaques Kantorow, Berent Korfker, Konrad Other, Igor Ozim, Eduard Schmieder and the Artemis Quartet.
She has versatile interests and also studied Baroque violin with Reinhard Goebel, and has performed with ensembles such as Concerto Melante and Ensemble Diderot.
Marie Radauer-Plank won Second Prize at the International Johann Sebastian Bach Competition in Leipzig and has won prizes at many other international competitions, including the Federation of German Industries Kulturkreis Competition, the Gradus Competition in Vienna and the International Louis Spohr Competition in Weimar.
Her busy career as a concert artist has taken her to many European countries, Japan and the United States. As a soloist, she has performed with ensembles such as the Munich Radio Orchestra, the Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra, the Orchestra della Accademia Mahler and the iPalpiti Chamber Orchestra. She has appeared in chamber music recitals with artists such as Julius Berger, Wolfram Christ, Leonid Gorokhov, Lukas Hagen, Tatjana Masurenko, Hagai Shaham and members of the Berlin Philharmonic.
She and pianist Henrike Brüggen founded Duo Brüggen-Plank in 2007 and they have given many recitals in Germany and other European countries.
Marie Radauer-Plank received a scholarship from the French Banque Populaire Natixis Foundation. She plays a 1746 Dom Nicolo Amati violin.
Following the award of 2nd prize at the 2014 Bach Competition in Leipzig, Marie Radauer-Plank accepted an invitation from Reinhard Goebel to join his class at the Mozarteum in Salzburg to study Baroque Violin and Historical Performance Practice.
Her on-going co-operation with Reinhard Goebel, both as a soloist and concert master, is a source of valuable inspiration for her.
Marie regularly plays as a guest with the “Alte Musik Ensemble” of the “Berliner Philharmoniker Concerto Melante” together with the young French “Ensemble Diderot” and the “Hofkapelle Muenchen.”
Marie also performs concerts in duo with the harpsichordist Mechthild Winter.
Duo Brueggen Plank
Marie first met the pianist Henrike Brueggen when they were both students. They had originally planned just a one off chamber music project but have now been performing together as the “DUO Brueggen-Plank” for over ten years.
Their repertoire is very broad and covers works ranging from the First Viennese School to world premieres of contemporary works. Also, they both believe it of great importance to rediscover unjustly forgotten works and to incorporate them into their concert programme.
In March this year the DUO released their first CD, playing the works of the Polish composer Karol Szymanowski.
Dom Nicolo Amati