Prizewinner of national and international competitions including the Piano Campus international piano competition in France, the Delia Steinberg international piano competition in Spain and the Tunbridge Wells international competition, pianist Maria Kustas has performed across Europe, Russia and Asia. In 2007, Maria performed with the Moscow chamber orchestra “The Seasons”. She has taken part in festivals including the International Festival ‘Paris: City of Light’, the Mayfield Festival, and the Saint-Savin festival in France. In March 2014 Maria took part in a concert tour in Luxembourg and Germany as part of the EMCY project. In February 2017, Maria was grateful to receive a prestigious Yamaha Music Foundation of Europe Scholarship.
Having graduated from the Central Music School of the Moscow P.I. Tchaikovsky Conservatory magna cum laude in 2013, Maria went on to study at the Royal College of Music in London and graduated with a Bachelor of Music in 2017. She has recently completed a Master of Music in Performance degree at the Royal College of Music with Dmitri Alexeev. Maria is a Linda Beeley Scholar supported by the Olive Rees Prize, William Mealings Award and is a Yamaha Award Scholarship Holder.