Mario Häring

Intendant in Residence | Piano

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Mario Häring was born in Hanover in 1989 and grew up in Berlin. Coming from a German-Japanese family of musicians, he had his first experiences on the violin and piano at the age of three and received his first piano lessons in 1994. Even before graduating from high school, he studied as a junior student with Prof. Fabio Bidini at the Julius Stern Institute of the Berlin University of the Arts and at the Hanover University of Music, Drama and Media with Prof. Karl-Heinz Kämmerling. He also completed his bachelor’s degree in piano with Prof. Karl-Heinz Kämmerling and Prof. Lars Vogt. Since 2014, he has been taking a master’s degree course in piano at the Hanover University of Music, Drama and Media.

The young pianist received musical impulses at numerous master classes, among others with Paul Badura-Skoda, Pascal Devoyon, Anatol Ugorski, Walter Blankenheim and András Schiff. He has also been a scholarship holder at the International Music Academy in Liechtenstein since 2011, where he takes part in the intensive weeks. He is also a fellow of the Deutsche Stiftung Musikleben and the Oscar and Vera Ritter Foundation.

Since 1995 Mario Häring has won numerous first prizes in both solo and chamber music. After his orchestral debut at the Berlin Philharmonie with the Berlin Symphony Orchestra in 2003, further concerts with orchestras followed, which took him to the Philharmonie Konstanz, the Tokyo Metropolitan Theater and the Tokyo Bunka Kaikan, among others. His concert activities repeatedly take him to renowned halls such as the Berlin Philharmonie, the Konzerthaus Berlin, the Laeiszhalle Hamburg and the Suntory Hall in Tokyo. He has been a guest at major festivals such as the Braunschweig Classix Festival, the Schwetzingen Festival, the International Steinway Festival, the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival, the Lucerne Festival Ark Nova in Matsushima, the chamber music festival “Spannungen” in Heimbach and at the FESTIVAL NEXT GENERATION Bad Ragaz. Concert engagements have already taken him to Japan, China, Finland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Namibia, Spain and Switzerland.

In addition to engagements with orchestras and as a soloist, Mario Häring also devotes himself time and again to chamber music. He shares this enthusiasm with violinist Noé Inui, among others, with whom he has performed several times in Japan. As a duo, they received a scholarship from the Werner Richard – Dr. Carl Dörken Foundation.

Mario Häring also demonstrates his versatility on his first CD Russian Moments with expressive interpretations of works by Rachmaninov, Prokofiev and Kapustin.