Haebler, Ingrid, esteemed Austrian pianist; b. Vienna, June 20, 1929. She began her musical training with her mother, and then pursued her studies with Scholz at the Salzburg Mozarteum (1940-42; 1948-49) and with Weingarten (1943–47) and Hauser (1952–53) at the Vienna Academy of Music. She also attended the master classes of Magaloff at the Geneva Cons. (1950-51; Prix de Virtuosité, 1951) and of Long at the Paris Cons. (1953). In 1952 she was co-winner of the 2nd prize at the Geneva Competition (no 1st prize was awarded), and in 1954 she took 1st prize in both the Munich Competition and the Geneva Schubert Competition. She then appeared with many of the leading orchs. of the day and at the principal festivals. In 1959 she made her U.S. debut as soloist with the Minneapolis Sym. Orch. She also appeared as a recitalist and chamber music player. As a duo recitalist, she often performed with Szeryng. From 1969 to 1971 she was a prof, at the Salzburg Mozarteum. She was awarded the Mozart medals of Vienna in 1971 and of the Salzburg Mozarteum in 1980, and in 1986 she received the Medal of Honor of Vienna. In addition to her admired interpretations of Mozart, she has won distinction for her performances of J. C. Bach (on the fortepiano), Haydn, Beethoven, Schubert, Schumann, and Chopin.
—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire