Maria Wietrzynska is a top-prize winner in Southern California regional piano competitions and the Los Angeles International Liszt Competition. She performed at the Redlands Bowl as the winner in its 58th Annual Young Artists Auditions. As a winner of the Beverly Hills National Auditions, she played recitals on the Manhattan Beach “Previews” series and “Sunday’s at 2″ series, which she subsequently recorded. She has performed with a number of Southland orchestras as well as with the SODRE Symphony Orchestra in Montevideo, Uruguay. Maria has also performed in solo and chamber recital throughout United States, Europe, Uruguay and Singapore. As an ardent chamber musician, she has extensive experience performing with instrumentalists, vocalists and various ensembles. Her performance of Shostakovich’s Piano Quintet with fellow participants at the 2015 Round Top Festival was chosen for the festival’s “Best of Chamber Music” concert with excerpts included in the “2015 Round Top Music Festival: Highlights” CD. Her performances have been broadcast on Polish television and on New York’s classical radio station WQXR. Maria obtained her BM and Artist Certificate from Azusa Pacific University under Prof. Roza Yoder and her MM degree at Texas Christian University where she studied with Prof. John Owings. She is currently working towards her DMA at University of Colorado Boulder where she is a student of Dr. David Korevaar.
On the beach at night alone… — Evan Snyder
for soprano voice, piano, 2 violins, viola, cello, bass, conductor
Elision — Samson Matthews
for horn, violin, piano