Music is the Direttissima to your soul. (Eva-Maria Prilisauer)

Malerin - Übersetzerin - emeritierte Universitätslektorin

Curriculum vitae

Born in Vienna in 1949

Attended school near the Ringstraße and received my Master’s degree in Italian language, translation and interpretation from the University of Vienna in 1972

Long-term studies of English at Berlitz School, SPIDI and in England

Worked as translator and interpreter in Vienna for Radiotelevisione Italiana and for the head office of the Austrian Federal Railways, and for His Excellence the Italian Ambassador in the capital city of the former German Democratic Republic

Worked as a freelance translator and interpreter for business negotiations and at press conferences for artists including Vittorio Gassman and Achille Castiglioni and for politicians including Bruno Kreisky and Alois Mock

Television broadcasts from the Vatican for John Paul II, also partly English-Italian

Literary translations of books about Austria, including Hans Weigel’s Vienna è diversa (Vienna is different), Austria, Schönbrunn, Vienna Milano City Guide for Springer Verlag

Teaching and production of distance learning courses in Italian and German for the Federation of Austrian Industrialists from 1978 to 1999

Lecturer in Italian at the Centre of Translation Studies (formerly the Institute for Interpreters and Translators) at the University of Vienna from 1980 to 2011

Painting and drawing activity since 1985


Portraits in pencil and chalk, coloration with watercolours
Landscapes in watercolour and pencil
Illustrations of children and opera characters in pointillism
Paintings from music

Solo Exhibitions:

2014 Osterklang Festival, Theater an der Wien, Vienna, Messiah,

2011/12-2012/02 Haydn Library, Hainburg an der Donau, Austria,
paintings in watercolours and Paintings from Music

2000-2004 Klangbogen and Osterklang Spring and Summer Music Festivals, Vienna,
Paintings from Music II-VI

2000-2009 Florence, Italy, “Panta rhei” (photos),
paintings in watercolours and acrylic colours, collages

1998-1999 Bezirksmuseum Donaustadt/Vienna,
paintings in watercolours and acrylic colours and drawings

1996 Hainburg an der Donau/ Paintings from Music I


Salzburg Summer Academy 2014, Painting Class Norbert Bisky

Last participation 2009 – “Honeycker” video:
modelling clay animation with Alice Kreischer and Andreas Siekmann

Plush animal stories in German, Italian and English