Prof. Maria-Regina Sedlhofer was born in Sao Paulo, where she began her piano studies with Dinora de Carvalho. She started performing as a child, giving many solo recitals and playing as soloist with orchertras.

She studied six years with Prof. Bruno Seidlhofer at the University of Music and Fine Arts in Vienna, she passed the final exam with the highest honor and received a special Prize from the Austrian Ministry of Education and Arts.

She was married to Prof. Bruno Seidlhofer and during this period she acted as assistant in many of his master classes.

Selected through international competition, she took over a piano class at the University of Music in Vienna.

Maria-Regina Seidlhofer was awarded the Cross of Honour for Science and Art from the Federal President of the Republic of Austria. She also received the Rio Branco Order - Commander - for outstanding achievements in the field of international cultural relations from the Brazilian Government.

She has given concerts in France, Germany, Holland, Finland, United States, Brazil as a number of master classes, concerts and lectures abroad:

U.S.A: Boston University, Clark University, New England Conservatory, Franklin School for the Performing Arts. She has performed in Boston, other towns in New England and in Washington for the Organization of American States;
JAPAN: Kunitashi University, Shobi University, Yamaha Pianos, Suzuki Pianos, Bosendorfer Pianos, in Tokyo, Kyosato, Hamamatsu and Hitashi;
KOREA: Hanyang University in Seoul;
CHINA: Central Conservatory of Music in Peking as official guest of the Chinese Ministry of Culture;
HONG-KONG: Baptist College;
TAIWAN: Universities of Taipei and Kaohsiung;
INDIA: New Delhi School of Music, Bombay National Center for Performing Arts, as official guest of the Indian Council for Cultural Relations;
FINLAND: Summer-master courses during 10 years at the University of Tampere, Oulu and Vantaa;
ITALY: Istituto Musicale J.S.Bach, Associazione Culturale Beethoven in Sicily, Accademia Salernitana in Salermo;
HUNGARY: Liszt Academy in Budapest
MALTA: Academy of Malta;
BRAZIL: numerous Universities in Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Curitiba, Salvador and other major cities.
Maria-Regina Seidlhofer has served as Juror in several international piano and chamber music competitions in Italy, Austria and other countries.


During courses abroad she holds public lectures in which she deals with the following subjects:
1. The pedal and its use in various epochs;
2. How to practice and solve problems related to technique and memory (studies in neurophysiology and the functions of the human brain);
3. Johann Sebastian Bach and the Barroque Music;
4. Interpretation of all styles of piano literature;
Prof. Seidlhofer also prepares foreign students for admission exams at the University of Music in Vienna.
Possible languages of instruction: German, English, French, Italian, Spanish and Portuguese.
Univ. Prof. Maria-Regina Seidlhofer
Universitat fur Musik und darstellende Kunst in Wien
Privat: A-1180 Wien, Wurzingergasse 4 Tel. und Fax: 00431/4792305