Photo: Semmy Lazaroff

Maria Kihlgren started her piano studies at the Academy of Music and Drama in Gothenburg at the age of sixteen, and in that year made her debut performance with the Piano Concerto no. 21 by Mozart.


She took a degree in piano teaching in 1976 and continued her studies in Vienna at the Hochschule fur Musik und darstellende Kunst. She concluded her studies in 1979 achieving a diploma in solo performance.

Since then she has given concerts both in Sweden and abroad, including recitals in Minnesota and Nebraska, USA, and she has represented Sweden in the XI International Piano Festival in Bucaramanga, Colombia, South America.


Maria has great enthusiasm for playing chamber music : she has played with many different ensembles, including a series of chamber music concerts at the Stockholm Concert Hall.

Maria has recorded CD:s (see Records) for the Sterling label, which are avaiable worldwide.


Next to recordings and concerts Maria has enthusiastically taught private students. From 2002 to 2023  she  ran a private piano school in her home.


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Studied with in

Gothenburg: Dagny Norling
Wien: Noel Flores
Bruno Seidlhofer
Chamber music: Walter Panhofer

Summer courses in

Salzburg: Hans Leygraf
Winfrid Wolf
Sweden: Esther Bodin-Karpe
Janos Solyom

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