Concert Pianist - Researcher
Maria is currently on the third year of her PhD studies at the Royal Northern College of Music (Manchester, UK), under the supervision of Prof. Barbara Kelly, Dr David Jones and Dr Simon Clarke, and generously supported by the NWCDTP (North West Consortium Doctoral Training Partnership) and the Alexander S. Onassis Public Benefit Foundation.
She has presented outcomes of her practice-based research in the following international conferences:
May 2019 RNCM Post-Graduate Student Conference (Lecture-Recital ''Louise Farrenc and the Paris Conservatoire'')
Dec 2018 University of Canterbury - Into the Unknown
(Lecture-Recital ''Performing Louise Farrenc's Etudes for piano'', 1st Student Prize of the Conference)
Sep 2018 Royal Birmingham Conservatoire - Editing, Performing and Re-Composing the Musical Past: French Neoclassicism (1870-)
(Lecture-Recital ''Louise Farrenc and Le Tresor des Pianistes'')
Jun 2018 RNCM Pre-Concert Talk - ''Louise Farrenc's Symphonies''
May 2018 RNCM Post-Graduate Research Student Conference
(Lecture-Recital ''Louise Farrenc Etudes for piano, Op. 50'')
Sep 23-25, 2019 Symposium: Correct, but not beautiful performance II: Deciphering the hidden messages in 19th-century notation
(Lecture-Recital ''Shaping the performance of Louise Farrenc’s Piano Etudes in light of past practices'')