Mary Mader 

Biography

Mary Mosch Mader, born in Seattle, Washington, USA, grew up in the USA and was always interested in music and languages.

After having received the Congress of Strings Award, Mary Mader won a scholarship to study with Prof. Louis Krasner of Syracuse University in New York. While studying with Eugene Andrie, she received a Bachelor of Music with Honors in Violin Performance from the University of Montana in 1972. After further studies in composition with Eugene Weigel at the University of Montana, she studied violin with Sandra Schwartz of the Cornish Institute, Seattle, with Emanuel Zetlin, of Curtis Institute, Philadelphia, and with Denes Zsigmondy at the University of Washington, Seattle. She won the W. W. Stout Award in 1981. 

She recognized the close connection between music and languages early on, and has taught both English and violin for both individuals and groups since then. In order to refine her linguistic proficiency, she has worked as a secretary for insurance companies and at newspapers in Seattle, Washington.

She was the Concert Mistress of the Missoula Symphony Orchestra, the Cirque Theater Orchestra and first violinist of the De Voto String Quartet and the Bainbridge String Quartet. As soloist and professor, she has performed and taught at many music festivals in the USA as well as in Germany. In 2009 she performed, taught and coached chamber music at the Bavarian Academy of Music at the Castle Alteglofsheim. From 1981-2009 she was a permanent member of the Munich Chamber Orchestra, and since 2009 she has been performing regularly with the Munich Chamber Orchestra as a guest.

She also performs with various musical ensembles, e.g. the Munich Camerata, the Orchestra Del Arte, Neuburg on the Danube, the Karlsfelder Symphony Orchestra, as the Leader of the 2nd violins, and for various church concerts and masses.
 
Sie performed for the 9th Internationale Peace Conference, February 3. - 6., 2011 at 
the "International Forum" together with Joan Schneider, Pianist.

As an enhancement to her expertise in the instruction of English, she has attained the qualification CELTA (Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) of the University of Cambridge, England. She took part in the "Sprachenkongress der bayerischen Volkshochschulen 2010" and is continually adding to the high quality of her skills through furthering education, such as "Learning and the learning potential of the elderly", "Storytelling in foreign languange lessons II - Education in Communicative competence" and "Techniques in intercultural association".

Mary Mader, living in Munich, Germany, since 1981, enjoys a successful career as a violin and English teacher as well as being a professional violinist, and has extensive experience in these areas.

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