The Greek - Dutch Maria Markesini was born in Greece where she grew up as a child, but currently lives in the Netherlands. She studied classical piano at the Athens Conservatory, and graduated as a soloist at the Rotterdam Conservatory and continued her masters degree at the Royal conservatory of Brussels. Passionate and always driven to peform, she lloved jazz, along with classical music.
A temporary arm injury that forced her once to cancel a piano recital, would change things for ever for her. She started then experimenting with her voice, and a whole new chapter as a vocalist opened up in her career.
She nowadays performs mostly as a jazz vocalist.
She has performed in many European countries, as a soloist with Orchestras such as the Hungarian Philharmonic Orchestra, the Philharmonic Orchestra of the city of Prague, the Trier Symphonic Orchestra, the Elbland Philharmonic, the Bayerse Philharmonie, the Saint Petersburg Symphonic Orchestra, the Presidential Orchestra of Turkey, the Dutch Ricciotti youth Orchestra, and has performed with many ensembles and soloists as Richard Bona, Bert van den Brink, the Klazz Brothers, James Morrison, Candy Dulfer, in Germany, the Netherlands, Greece, Austria, France, Switzerland, Hungary, Ukraine, Moldavia, Turkey.
Her latest cd album “Cinemapassionata” is currently out on Sony classical Germany.
Worship in the church is her biggest passion (and sorrow) as she tries to find a way to combine quality music in the simplistic pop church music culture of the last decennia.