This is a short introduction to me and my webspace for all non-german-speaking people out there. At the moment I don´t have time enough to provide a full English version of my page, sorry. If you happen to be interested in any of my works, be it research or music, just contact me by email for further information. ( goldberg – variationen (at) web . de )
Margarethe Maierhofer-Lischka was born in Regensburg, Germany. Her early musical training included piano, accordion and double bass. She studied double bass, music pedagogy and musicology in Dresden, Graz and Rostock from 2004 to 2013. In 2013 she completed the contemporary music masters´ programme of Klangforum Wien at the University of Graz, Austria. Currently she is a PhD Candidate at the University of Arts in Graz and holds a contract as University Assistant at the Institute of Music Aesthetics. Her PhD project is dealing with staging of auditory perceptions in contemporary music theatre works.
Besides her classical training on the double bass with Silvio Dalla Torre (Rostock) and Werner Zeibig (Dresden) she worked with specialists in contemporary music and improvisation, among which are Stefano Scodanibbio, Frederic Stochl, Uli Fussenegger, Joelle Leandre, Dario Calderone, Nic Collins, Manon Liu Winter and Elisabeth Harnik.
As a performer, she is playing frequently with renowned chamber music ensembles and orchestras in Austria and Germany, and has been on stage of contemporary music festivals all across Europe, including Lucerne Festival, Warsaw Autumn, musikprotokoll, impuls festival, Music Biennale Zagreb and others. She also has developed an extensive solo repertoire, focusing on works involving live electronics, elements of music theatre, voice and improvisation.
In Graz she is an active part of the contemporary art scene, both as musician collaborating with various groups and projects as well as intermedial artist (installations in Kunsthaus Graz, esc medien kunst labor), performer in theatre productions and project manager. In 2013 she was founding member of Schallfeld, a contemporary music ensemble/association.
Besides her artistical activities, she enjoys teaching contemporary music and is giving classes and workshops both on university level as well as for school children. In 2014 she was production manager of „Hokuspokus Musikus“, a contemporary music theatre piece for children.
As a musicologist, she seeks connections between musical research and performance practice. Her research topics include the history of german-language opera, contemporary music theatre, electronic music and media studies, as well as the analysis and performance practice of contemporary music and physical aspects of music making.
Her Masters´ Thesis in musicology is dealing with enharmonic keyboards in the 17th and 18th century and got an award as Best Thesis of the Faculty of Philosophy of the Technical University Dresden in 2013.