vocalist, instrumentalist (keyboards, melodeon), composer and arranger.
Graduate of the Faculty of Jazz and Light Music in The Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice.
Maria is an active performing musician for nearly a decade now. Her vocal contributions include cooperations with ethnic music bands as well as jazz and jazz-influenced bands: Helmucik Quartet (O.Walicki), Kaszebe (O.Walicki, K. Amirian, P.Pawlak). She is a co-founder of the band Hoboud ('Wskrzeszenie Hobouda' 2009 - winner of the Third Prize at Polish Radio Folk Festival 'Nowa Tradycja' 2009, 'II Folkowy Fonogram Roku 2009' and 'debiut ethno 2009' in Metal Hammer magazine) and a permanent musician of Shannon (since 2006).
Apart from being a regular musician in bands, she also cooperates with prominent Polish theatrical directors, co-creating dramatic performances (such as 'Nieskończona Historia' - dir. Ula Kijak), puppet theatre performances ('Pieśń o Cieniu' - dir. U.Kijak), music shows ('Tango Nuevo - dir. G.Castellanos) and radio drama ('Bóg Zapłacz' - dir. Jamusz Kijowski). Maria has composed and produced soundtracks to over a dozen performances in theatres all over Poland. Since 2008 she is the Music Director of The S. Jaracz Theatre in Olsztyn.