Born in 1982 (Moscow).
Graduated from the Moscow P.I. Tchaikovsky Conservatoire where she studied piano with People’s Artist of Russia, prof. V. Ovchinnikov and People’s Artist of Russia, prof. A. Lubimov as well as harpsichord with prof. O. Martynova. In 2003-2004 Maria studied courses in the Amsterdam Sweelinck Conservatory where she studied harpsichord with prof. Bob van Asperen and historical piano with prof. Stanley Hoogland Stanley Hoogland.
Constantly improving her mastery attending master-classes of the world-known musicians such as A. Staier, D. Moroney, C. Stembridge, B. van Oort, A. Schoonderwoerd, Z. Meniker, J. Schrape and P. Donohoe.
Prize-winner of the Oude Muziek in Bruges (2004), one of the most solid international early music contests, in two nominations at once, harpsichord and fortepiano; the J.S. Bach contest in Leipzig (2010, harpsichord, 1st prize); also laureate of a whole range of international competitions in piano nomination.
Took part in numerous international festivals including J.S. Bach Festival in Köthen (Germany, 2001), Dedication to Oleg Kagan (Moscow, 2001), I. Stravinsky Festival (Moscow, 2002), Early Music Festivals in Utrecht (The Netherlands, 2003), Sopron (Hungary, 2005), Helsinki (Finland, 2006), Brežice (Slovenia, 2008), Early Music festival (Saint-Petersburg, 2006-2012), J.S. Bach Festival in Dordrecht (The Netherlands, 2010), Klavier-Festival Ruhr and Ansbach Bach Week (Germany, 2011).
Maria Uspenskaya is a many-sided musician. Her repertory includes the compositions of various styles and schools – from the Renaissance up to the 20th century. As performer she is highly creative and active with her solo and chamber concerts where she plays harpsichord, fortepiano and piano. Also she has recordings at the Russian radio and TV. Such outstanding musicians as Michael Chance, Paolo Pandolfo, Anatoly Grindenko, Jaap ter Linden, William Dongois, Alexey Lubimov, Mark Pekarsky, Dmitry Sinkovsky, Olga Martynova, Andrey Doinikov are amongst her creative companions.
Since 2003 she is an author and organizer of the Epochs’ Edges annual cycle which is being held in the Moscow Conservatoire concert halls.
Since 2007 teaching at the Historical and Contemporary Performance Department of the Moscow Conservatoire.
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