Maria Sotriffer got her first lessons with her mother, wherein she succeeded very fast. Aged four years she was accepted at the University for Music and performing arts Vienna to study with Prof. Eugenia Polatschek.
She studied with several Professors: Pavel Vernikov, Thomas Christian, Elisabeth Kropfitsch, Gerhard Schulz and Albena Danailova at the Music and Arts Private University Vienna as well as the University for Music and performing arts Vienna. Since 2022 she is in the class of Svetlana Makarova at the HEMU Lausanne.
Although being very young, she could gain valuable experience at international festivals. She took part at the Oleg Kagan Musikfest curated by Natalia Gutmann, at Julian Rachlin and Friends in Dubrovnik as well as Pernegg and the Eilat Music Festival. There she played with stars like Gidon Kremer, Mischa Maisky, Janine Jansen, Aleksey Igudesman and others.
In the Golden Hall of the Wiener Musikverein the young talent played together with Rudolf Buchbinder.
She was invited by several orchestras as a soloist such as the Janacek philharmonic orchestra Ostrava, the Camerata Musica Wien, the Kammerorchester Traismauer, the Ensemble Neue Streicher, the North Czech Philharmonic Teplice, the Beethoven Philharmonie Baden and the London City Philharmonic.
Maria Sotriffer has won prizes at the following competitions:
Prima la musica (2004)
Grand Prize Virtuoso International Music Competition (2018)
Rising Stars Grand Prix International Music Competition Berlin (2018)
The North International Music Competition (2018)
IMK Soloist Audition (2018)
27. Internationaler Johannes Brahms Wettbewerb Pörtschach Esta Preis (2020)
London International Concerto Competition (2022)
Singapore International Music Competition (2022)
19th Padova International Music Competition “Virtuosite’ Prize” (2023)
Nouvelles Etoiles International Online Music Competition (2023)