Maria del Mar Mendivil was born in Mar del Plata, Argentina. After studying in Buenos Aires at the ›Instituto Superior de Arte del Teatro Colón‹, she participated in the Orchestra Academy of the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival, where she met Ingrid Zur and decided to continue her studies in Germany. Supported by the Germany Scholarship and the Mozarteum Argentino Foundation, Maria del Mar was able to begin her undergraduate studies at the Frankfurt College of Music and Performing Arts in 2016, where she is currently completing her master’s degree.
This viola player was able to acquire further inspiration through participation in masterclasses with Garth Knox, Lars Anders Tomter, Eberhard Feltz, Heime Müller and Gerald Fauth.
Her musical life has been particularly shaped by close contact with the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen and the Frankfurt Opern- und Museumsorchester, where she was able to accumulate valuable experience and impetus.
She has had further musically formative experiences with the Malbec Piano Quartet. With this ensemble she studied chamber music in Frankfurt with Angelika Merkle. Furthermore, she and the quartet have won prizes at chamber music competitions, recorded a CD and played numerous concerts both at home and abroad.
When she is not working as a freelance viola player in Germany, Maria del Mar likes to spend time in her hometown, enjoying contact with family, friends and the sea, sometimes on a surfboard.