Maria was born and raised in Romania. At the age of 8, she was enrolled in a school for children gifted in music in Arad. She was then enrolled at the conservatory ”G. Dima” in Cluj-Napoca, where she studied with D. Cristescu and Valentin Arcu. She completed her diploma examination in 1982 with cello as her main subject, and also cello pedagogical training.
Courses in pedagogy:
- Colourstrings Summer Course at The East Helsinki Musik Institut hos Csaba/Geza Szilvay
- Musik Mind Games v/ Michiko Yurko i 2004 og 2005
Maria moved to Denmark in 1987, and in her first year here, she worked to start teaching the cello in a series of music school south of Copenhagen: Brøndby, Albertslund, Glostrup, Høje-Tåstrup, Hvidover. In conjunction with this, she has worked actively to create ‘Pentagon’, a collaboration between music schools
Maria is currently employed in:
- Helikon Musik-Teater Akademi – since 1990
- Albertslund Musikskole – since 1991
- Helsingør Musikskole – since 1994
- Hillerød Junior Strygere – since 1995
Through a collaborative project between the schools’ string orchestras and musicians from other countries, Maria has also taught children in Hungary, Sweden, and Finland.
Since 2009, Maria has taught at RDAM in cello pedagogy. As a cello teacher, Maria’s students have taken part in competitions in Øresundssolist, Syddansk talentkonkurrence and Berlingske Tidendes Klassiske Konkurrence.
Recently, Maria’s students have also been admitted to MGK, both in courses in Helsingør and Copenhagen.
In 1982-1987, Maria was employed as a cellist in ”Den Ungarske Opera” in Cluj-Napoca, Romania.
In addition to her teaching, Maria has also been active as a soloist and chamber musician. She has collaborated in concerts at the Taarbek Church, together with the church’s organist. She has also been a cellist in the piano trios ”Sempre Corda” and ”Frederiksborg Strygekvintet”.
As an orchestral musician, Maria has had a long collaboration as an instructor and concert master for the cello section in the Gladsaxe Symphony Orchestra, Nordsjælland Symphony Orchestra, Helikon Orchestra and Frederikssund Symphony Orchestra.