Maria Tarasewicz has gained an international reputation as a chamber musician, duo partner and a pedagogue. She is committed to working with and developing younger artists, and invitations not only as a performer but also as a teacher and accompanist have taken her to Norway, Belgium, France, Italy, Jersey, San Marino, Poland, China and many UK festivals and masterclasses. Maria has performed in all of London’s major concert venues including Wigmore Hall, Cadogan Hall, Royal Albert Hall, Royal Festival Hall Purcell Room and many others. She also appears regularly on BBC Radio 3.
Maria was born in Ukraine, then moved with her family to Poland. She went on to study in Belgium and after meeting her husband she moved to London where she is now based. A travel like this made her very reluctant to answer the question 'where do you come from'. If you ask her this, the answer will probably be: 'from everywhere'.
On her path she had been inspired by many fantastic artists whose influence has shaped the direction of her music-making. The pantheon of these is large and include Ivry Gitlis, Maxim Vengerov, Gavriel Lipkind, Vladimir Perlin, Leonid Gorokhov, Leonid Kerbel, Eugeni and Olga Moguilevski, Natalia Radecka, Iya Pavlova, Boyan Vodenitcharov, Michael Dussek.
Maria searches for artistic answers through being the co-founder of The Thinking Musician and outreach projects with organisations such as BlindAid. Inevitably the truth is that, by searching answers, she only finds more questions.
Faculties / departments: Junior Department
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