Eva Maria Pollerus, a harpsichordist born near Graz/A, loves and lives the variety that music and her instrument offer her - as a soloist, continuo player, chamber and orchestral musician, ensemble leader, as a university professor, lecturer of master classes, listener, in musical encounters with other musicians (who have familiar or also completely different approaches to music as she does), in the context of other arts such as literature, in scholarly discussions, on excursions to other historical keyboard instruments, on her many trips to rehearsals, festivals and concerts, in communication with the public, on CD recordings, as a competition juror, in shared experiences with her family and other adventures.
All this influences her music as well as the education on piano and harpsichord at the universities in Graz and Vienna (degrees with honors, Mag.a art.), the great stage and competition experience since early childhood, the confrontation with original historical keyboard instruments, numerous master classes, the love for different kinds of also "non-age" music etc.. Her postgraduate studies in harpsichord, basso continuo and historical performance practice at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis and the momentous encounter with Jesper Christensen were particularly influential.
Her playing can be heard in numerous recordings and radio broadcasts. Her most recent solo recordings are the world premiere recording of Th. Muffat's version (1736) of G. F. Händel's harpsichord suites on Cavalli Records/D (2009) and the CD "Jupiter, Magnet und Terz - Musik um Kaiser Ferdinand III." (2012), for which she recorded music by Froberger, W. Ebner and Ferdinand III, in part for the first time.
In addition to her active solo concert activity, in recent years she has been working intensively with her ensemble Musicke's Pleasure Garden / Graz-Basel, with whom the complete recording of the recorder sonatas by J. Paisible with recorder player Michael Hell (among others, on paladino) as well as flute sonatas by C.P.E. Bach with Katalin Horvath and Thomas Platzgummer (on TyxArt) were released in 2015.
She has also been and continues to be a regular guest in numerous other baroque ensembles and orchestras (e.g. recreationBAROCK, Pera-Ensemble, Freiburger Barockorchester, Camerata argentea, Harmoniae suavitas, Freitagsakademie Bern, Cappella Accademica Frankfurt; in collaboration with e. g. J. Savall, M. Hofstetter, Kristin von der Goltz, for example) and gives masterclasses (e.g. Janacek Academy Brno, Michaelstein Foundation, Schloss Weikersheim, Baroque Week of the HfMDK Frankfurt, Music Academy Łodz, ASPECTE Masterclasses Schloss Kapfenburg, etc.).
After her first appointment as professor for harpsichord and performance practice at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Graz, where she also served as the youngest head of an institute at an Austrian university from 2005-2011, she has now been enthusiastically working as professor for harpsichord and basso continuo at the Musikhochschule Frankfurt a. M. since 2012.