STAGE ONE - SELECTION: Pablo de Sarasate: Carmen Fantasy, Op. 25; Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto in D major, Op 35, 1st mov.
STAGE TWO - SEMIFINAL: Bach, Violin Sonata No. 1 in G minor, BWV 1001, Adagio, Fuga
Maria Sotriffer got her first lessons from her mother. At the age of four she was accepted at the Universityfor Music and Performing Arts in Vienna to study with Prof. Eugenia Polatschek. She studied with several Professors: Pavel Vernikov, Thomas Christian, Elisabeth Kropfitsch, Gerhard Schulz and Albena Danailova at the Music and Arts Private University in Vienna. Since 2022 she is in the class of Svetlana Makarova at the HEMU Lausanne. She gained valuable experience at international festivals. She took part at the Oleg Kagan Musikfest curated by Natalia Gutmann, at Julian Rachlin and Friends in Dubrovnik as well as Pernegg and the Eilat Music Festival where she performed with artists like Gidon Kremer, Mischa Maisky, Janine Jansen, Aleksey Igudesman and others. In the Golden Hall of the Wiener Musikverein the young talent played together with Rudolf Buchbinder. She was invited by several orchestras as a soloist such as the Janacek Philharmonic Orchestra Ostrava, the Camerata Musica Wien, the Kammerorchester Traismauer, the Ensemble Neue Streicher, the North Czech Philharmonic Teplice, the Beethoven Philharmonie Baden and the London City Philharmonic. She has won prizes in the following national and international competitions: Prima la musica; Grand Prize Virtuoso International Music Competition; Rising Stars Grand Prix International Music Competition, Berlin; The North International Music Competition; IMK Soloist Audition; Johannes Brahms Competition; London international Concerto Competition; Singapore international Music Competition.