Maria-Louisa van Staden was born in Bucharest, on 26th of November 2007. She studies piano with Professor Cristina Maria Ralea at the National College of Music “George Enescu”, Bucharest, Romania.

Since September 2015, when she started playing piano, she obtained numerous prizes in national and international piano competitions, 1st Prize (2016) and 3rd Prizes (2017, 2019) at Feurich International Piano Competitions in Vienna, 1st Prizes at International Music Competitions Grand Prize Virtuoso in London (2016), Vienna (2016), Salzburg (2017), Rome (2017), Brussels (2018), and 2nd Prize at On stage piano competition 2019. 

She obtained a Honorable Mention at Rosario Marciano Competition, Vienna (2016). To date, Maria-Louisa performed in prestigious concert halls, at Royal Albert Hall - London, Vienna (Kaisersaal, Musikverein, Billrothhaus, and Ehrbar Saal), Salzburg at Wiener Saal Mozarteum, Laeiszhalle Hamburg (Stage4Kids 2017, 2018, 2019), Brussels (The Centre For Fine Arts), Sinaia Royal Palace, Romania, Auditorium Parco della Musica in Rome, Amsterdam (Festival - Klassiek op het Amstelveld 2018) and Bucharest at Ateneul Roman. 

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