She graduated from the Royal Northern College of Music and currently lives in Manchester but spent her childhood in Chichester. She previously attended Bishop Luffa, Prebendal, Central and Rumboldswhyke schools.
Maria is delighted to be back in cathedral with a programme of the complete Chopin Preludes Op.28 on a Yamaha grand piano.
“Although the concert is online, the video depicts the wonderful interiors of the Cathedral. The video will also be able to view after the premiere alongside previous concerts on their YouTube Channel Chichester Cathedral Live.”
The video will be premiered on Tuesday, March 23 at 1pm, with a pre-concert talk at 12.45pm.
Click/copy and paste the link below to access the concert which will send you to a YouTube video premiere. There is also the opportunity to donate towards this lunchtime concert series (linked on this page):
The pre-concert programme talk features Maria and assistant organist, Tim Ravalde. To register your interest and receive the relevant details, fill in this form linked here:
Maria studied MMus and BMus(Hons) at the Royal Northern College of Music under the tutelage of Ashley Wass and Helen Krizos. Maria held the Margaret Allen Piano Award, Help Musicians Postgraduate Award, Headley Trust Bursary, Dorothy Stone Award and Countess of Munster Musical Trust Award for her MMus. Previously, Maria was also a National Grant Award Holder at the Junior Department of the Guildhall School of Music and was able to attend Chetham's School of Music with the government's Music and Dance Scheme.
Maria has won the RNCM Chopin Prize (2020), RNCM Concerto Competition (2020), Norah Sande Award (2017), Fergal O'Mahony Prize (2016), and Peter Donohoe Prize (2016). She was also recently awarded the Polonsky Foundation Fellowship (2020/21) to attend Aspen Music Festival and School in the U.S.