Maria has had an extensive and varied music career singing across Canada, the Caribbean and as far away as Japan; in bars, to nightclubs cabarets, and cruise ships.
After years of honing her craft in Toronto performing at the Royal York Hotel, Berlin Nightclub, the Blue Note, and various other venues, Maria took time to write and record her first solo album CD “Shadows”. The video to this title track “Shadows” has been featured on MuchMusic’s ~ ‘Cliptrip’. Also her ballad “How Am I Gonna Find You” received continuous airplay on stations like CHUM RADIO (Toronto), K-LITE (Burlington), and many more…
A change in scenery to Vancouver, British Columbia allowed her to delight more audiences with her powerful stage presence and provocative and passionate voice as she performed on Cruise Ships (Seaborne Cruises, Carnival, Holland America) through the Caribbean, West Coast USA and up to Alaska.
Maria has written two theme songs for two Canadian feature films currently in production and is now focusing her time on writing and recording her second CD.
Lead Vocalist (various bands) Toronto - Royal York Hotel, Berlin Nightclub, Chelsea Hotel, Ramada
Hotels, Holiday Inn, Four Seasons
Club Blue Note
Vocalist Vancouver - Cruise Ships (Carnival, Holland America, Seabourne Pride)
Vocalist/Piano Bar Vancouver - Renaissance Hotel
Georgian Hotel, Pan Pacific Hotel Waterfront Hotel, Whistler
Japan – Ginza Tobu Hotels,
“Shadows” CD – Independent CD, CHUM
Radio K-LITE Radio , J-WAVE
Japan. Music Video featured on Muchmusic
Murders Made To Measure Various Characters Dinner Theatre
Stardust Cabaret Performer/ Composer Various Venus
The Crucible Tituba Queen’s University
FILM / TELEVISION
The King of Siam Title Song Composer ~ Soaring Heart
Quest Production Coordinator Bravo TV
Back To Turtle Island ** Shopkeeper ~ Turtle Island Prod
Associate Producer ~ Turtle Island
Shadows Solo ~ Music Video Muchmusic
Kindling Singer/Composer Van. Film School
Variety Club Telethon Guest Performer Vancouver Television
The Kushino Bo Actor ~ Instructional Video
Mark High Master Course TV and Film Acting Vancouver, B.C.
Maestro Gregory Schvenchenko Voice/ Classical Training (2yrs)
Rosemary Burns Voice/ Pop Coaching Toronto
Queen’s University Dramatic Arts Kingston
Ear Training Robert Mundinger Toronto
** Nominated for Best Actress in a Short Drama in British Columbia