Maria Prinz has performed with leading orchestras throughout Europe, including several performances with the Vienna Philharmonic, collaborating with renowned conductors Riccardo Muti at the Salzburg Festival and Seiji Ozawa in Vienna, and with Neville Marriner in Bulgaria. As a recitalist, she has appeared in the United States, throughout Europe and in Japan. Her chamber music collaborations include numerous performances with members of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, including the flautists Dieter Flury and Wolfgang Schulz, and clarinettists Alfred Prinz and Peter Schmidl, among others. Concerts in Weill Hall/Carnegie Hall in New York and the Purcell Room/Queen Elizabeth Hall in London with flautist Patrick Gallois are currently scheduled. Her recordings include Haydn and Mozart piano concertos with the Sofia Symphony Orchestra, Brahms Sonatas for clarinet and piano with Alfred Prinz, Poulenc, Martinů and Brahms Clarinet Sonatas with Petko Radev, a disc of chamber music of Beethoven, Glinka and Alfred Prinz, and a recording of songs by Giacomo Puccini with soprano Krassimira Stoyanova. 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. In addition to her performing career, she has taught at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna since 1987.