Born in Moscow into a family of musicians, Maria Milstein studied in Amsterdam with Ilya Grubert, in London with David Takeno and at the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel with Augustin Dumay.
Maria is a prizewinner of major international competitions both as a soloist and a chamber musician, such as "Città di Brescia" and "Premio Rodolfo Lipizer" in Italy, the ARD Competition, the Lyon Chamber Music Competition and the Kersjes Prize in the Netherlands.
Maria performs extensively across Europe, appearing as a soloist with a.o. the National Orchestra of Belgium, the Brussels Philharmonic and Amsterdam Sinfonietta, and working with conductors such as Michel Tabachnik, Christian Arming, Christopher Warren-Green and Reinbert de Leeuw. Maria will make her debut with the Radio Philharmonic Orchestra of the Netherlands and Vasily Petrenko in 2017, and with the Hague Philharmonic and Giancarlo Guerrero in 2018.
Maria's début CD Sounds of War, recorded with pianist Hanna Shybayeva and featuring Sonatas by Poulenc, Janáček and Prokofiev, received lavish reviews in the international press and won the Edison Klassiek 2015.
Together with pianist Hannes Minnaar and cellist Gideon den Herder Maria founded the Van Baerle Trio, one of the leading trios of its generation. After winning the ARD Competition and the Lyon Chamber Music Competition, the Trio made the ECHO Rising Stars Tour in 2014, performing at famous concert halls all over Europe. The Trio already released two CD's, both praised in the international press.
Since 2014 Maria has taught at the Amsterdam Conservatory.
Maria plays on a violin by Michel Angelo Bergonzi on loan from the Dutch Music Instruments Foundation.
Photographs by Marco Borggreve
- Recording of a CD themed around Proust’s À la recherche du temps perdu
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