Mauricio Garza Salazar was born in Monterrey, Mexico and started his formal piano studies early on in his childhood. He then moved to Vienna, Austria to pursue a concert and pedagogic degrees at the Vienna Music Conservatory and the University of Music and Dramatic arts. He concluded his studies with the highest grades in 2004.
He went on to develop a consistent career performing in festivals and concert venues throughout the years in Mexico, Austria, Germany, Australia, China, South Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Canada, Spain and the U.S.A. as both a concert pianist and chamber musician. Important venues where Garza has performed include the Horowitz Hall at the “Steinway Haus” in Hamburg, Germany, the Great Hall of the Museum of the National Palace in Taipei and the prestigious Shanghai Conservatory of Music in China.
Parallel to his activity as a solo pianist, he works regularly as a chamber musician with Violist Dagmara Szydlo and Clarinetist Cecilia Serra with whom he founded the “Trio Schönbrunn”. He has collaborated with the Acapulco Philharmonic Orchestra and the Camerata San Juan Siglo XXI performing as orchestra soloist with piano concerti by Mozart, Chopin and Rachmaninoff. He was also appointed as jury member at the “Jugend Musiziert Piano Competition” in its 51st edition in Germany.
His most recent piano recital, titled “New Horizons”, was introduced to audiences in Germany, Spain and Mexico in the second half of 2016 and further performances with his trio and orchestra have been taking place throughout 2017. He is scheduled to participate in the “Sala Beethoven” and “Isauro Martínez” Piano festivals in northern Mexico in December 2017.
Garza Salazar currently lives in Bremen, Germany, where works as a performer and as a piano pedagogue at the “Musikschule Bremen“, preparing future recitalists, some of which have already won piano competitions.