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ILP Spotlight: Mariella Haubs

“The Maestro Foundation supported me during a very artistically turbulent time,” writes Mariella Haubs. “In April of 2018, my instrument was tragically destroyed in a fire, and I had many concerts to play with no instrument to play on.” 

At the time, Mariella was a Kovner Fellow at The Juilliard School where she studied with Itzhak Perlman, who has described her as an “inspired musician bursting with talent.”

Mariella writes that “The Maestro Foundation provided me with a beautiful Rogeri violin that not only was a solution to a difficult tragedy but that greatly expanded my musical expression and growth as an artist. Working with The Maestro Foundation has been a highlight of my career.”

Mariella’s experiences as a violinist have been featured in the French documentary, “A Season at The Juilliard,” and the HBO documentary, “Joshua Bell: YoungArts Masterclass.” She has performed in concert for Barack and Michelle Obama, Alec Baldwin, Missy Elliott, Aretha Franklin, Lady Gaga, Neil-Patrick Harris, Demi Lovato, Billy Joel, Elton John, Sting, and President Bill Clinton.

Mariella is also a co-founder of Concerts for Compassion, a nonprofit organization designed to promote racial reconciliation among cultures. CFC has toured through twenty-five countries, playing concerts in refugee camps, holding educational workshops for children, and playing benefit concerts for organizations supporting vulnerable communities around the world.

“I am eternally grateful to The Maestro Foundation for their generosity, attentiveness, trust, and care that they continue to give to so many young musicians. I will never forget the gift they were to my career and my life.”

During the pandemic, Mariella and her sister, Magdalena, have been recording together remotely–Mariella in New York and Magdalena in Regensburg, Germany–and sharing it on their YouTube channel. Listen to some of their work here.