Maria Meerovitch / piano
Maria Meerovitch was born in St.Petersburg and began her music education at the age of six. At the age of eight she performed at St. Petersburg Philharmonic Hall for the first time, where she was complimented by Grigory Sokolov, one of the greatest musicians of our time.
She continued her studies at St. Petersburg Conservatory’s Junior Music Institute with M. Freindling and M. Lebed, and later under Prof. Anatol Ugorski at the Rimsky-Korsakov St. Petersburg State Conservatory, with piano as principal subject. In 1990 Meerovitch moved to Belgium after having received a scholarship from “Fonds Alex de Vries” – Y. Menuhin Foundation to study at the Royal Conservatory of Antwerp.
She subsequently won first prizes at several International Competitions such as the G.B. Viotti in Italy and Ch. Hennen in the Netherlands. She has been performing around the world ever since, with appearances in solo recitals and chamber music concerts in venues and festival such as, Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Bad-Kissingen Musik Festival, Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival, Cité de la Musique in Paris, Opera City Hall in Tokyo, Musikhalle in Hamburg, Newport Music Festival in Newport, Martha Argerich’s Meeting Point in Beppu, Theatre des Champs Elysees in Paris, and National Center for the Performing Arts in Beijing. She has appeared as a soloist with numerous orchestras around the globe including the Taiwan National Symphony Orchestra, Schleswig-Holstein Festival Orchestra, Nordic Symphonie Orchestra, The English Chamber Orchestra, and Mannheimer Philharmoniker. Her performance at The ECO Music Cruise 2010 led to immediate re-invitation to play with P. Zukerman and B. Bonney in 2011 and to perform as a soloist with the ECO and M. Vengerov conducting in the next season’s festival.
Meerovitch collaborated and made a number of recordings with a number of international chamber music partners (S. Sondeckis, H. Krebbers, Ph. Hirschhorn, D. Jurovsky, E. Watts, Mahler Chamber Orchestra Soloists) including her close duo partnership with Sergei Nakariakov, with whom she appeared in an ARTE production Ich war nie ein Wunderkind (I have never been a Wunderkind) in 2005. Together with Nakariakov, she also recorded Widmung (Dedication), which was released by Warner Classics.