She is a highly acknowledged percussionist, famed also outside the borders of her new home; her international renown rests not only on her tournées in France, Sweden, Japan and South Africa but also on her many successes in international contests. Before winning the ARD contest – one of the most famed competitions in its field – she had already been awarded the first prize in the »2nd World Marimba Competition« in Japan in 1999 as well as the second prize in the »3rd Krzystof Penderecki International Competition of Contemporary Music« in Krakow. The young artist holds scholarships from the Yamaha Music Foundation of Europe and the Kunststiftung Baden-Württemberg and was commended by the European Cultural Foundation in Strasburg for her outstanding musical and artistic personality. Marta Klimasara takes part in concerts with orchestras such as RSO Stuttgart, Munich Chamber Orchestra, Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra, National Philharmony Warsaw, National Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra and the RSO Saarbrücken and is a guest on many international festivals in cities including Vienna, Paris, Warsaw and St. Petersburg. She also produces radio and television recordings with the Bavarian and Hessian radio institutions, with the SWR, France Musique, SR 2 KulturRadio and Deutschlandradio. Her solo debut recording »I Ching« was released in spring 2002 with triptychon. Mara Klimasara is professor at the Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Stuttgart.