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Marion von Tilzer, winner of the first prize of the Donemus Composition Competition in 2012, is an intriguing musician. As a composer and pianist she merges completely different styles in a surprising and original way. Her synthesis of Indian classical music with contemporary western music has led to collaborations with musicians and choreographers from different parts of the world. Due to its pictorial quality her music has been used in films, documentaries and television series. Her projects have been labeled 'stunning', 'fascinating' and 'accessible' at the same time.
Marion recorded her highly acclaimed album Kirvani Revisted with her chamber ensemble, the Marion von Tilzer Ensemble. She was commissioned to write two pieces for the Radio Symphony Orchestra of the Westdeutsche Rundfunk in Cologne, Germany. One of pieces received an honorable mention (Theodore Front Prize). Other commissions include a composition for the city of Amsterdam, which was premiered in the renowned Concertgebouw Hall. Her piece "Die Verlassene Stadt" an orchestral work was commissioned by the VU kamerorkest for their 20th anniversary and premiered in Amsterdam in November 2012. It is dedicated to the victims of the Chernobyl disaster.
Austrian-born Marion von Tilzer is based in Amsterdam, where she studied piano at the Amsterdam Conservatory.