Maria Sumareva

Maria SumarevaMoldovan-born pianist Maria Sumareva teaches at the Frost Preparatory program since Fall 2011. Ms. Sumareva holds degrees in Piano Performance from Rowan University (B.M.) and Indiana University (M.M.), where she studied with Veda Zuponcic and Menahem Pressler. She has completed her D.M.A. in Piano Performance and Pedagogy at the Frost School of Music, University of Miami, under the guidance of Santiago Rodriguez and Naoko Takao.

Ms. Sumareva has been heard as a soloist and as a collaborative pianist in Moldova, Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Romania, Germany, Hungary, and across the United States. Her solo and chamber music repertory reflects her versatile musical interests spanning from Baroque to newly composed works. Ms. Sumareva has made appearances in international festivals including the Budapest Spring Festival (Hungary), Les Nuits Pianistiques, International Festival of Contemporary Music (Moldova), Northern Lights Music Festival, and Festival Miami: Emerging Composers concerts (U.S.A.). Some of her live performances were broadcast by Moldovan, Romanian, and Hungarian radio and television posts. Ms. Sumareva has received numerous awards at national and international competitions in Europe and the U.S. Winning the 2013 Graduate Presser Music Award at the University of Miami made possible her recording debut with DzThe 35 Keyboard Sonatinas by J.A. Bendadz(the first recording of the complete set), released on Élan Recordings in 2015. In addition to her teaching and performing activity, Ms. Sumareva is the co-founder and president of Kaleidoscope MusArt, Inc., a non profit organization dedicated to promoting new and rarely heard classical music, as well as emerging artists and composers through artistic events with an educational scope.