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Maria Krstic, violinist

Maria Krstic

Maria Krstic has been playing the violin since she was four years old. Under the tutelage of Olena Vyhovska and Serhii Vyhovskyi, she entered the Canadian Music Competition (CMC) for the first time at the age of eight, placing first nationally three times, including first place in the 15 years old strings category in the 2017 edition of CMC. In November 2016, Maria competed as the youngest semi-finalist of the l’Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal Manulife Competition.

Since 2010, Maria has given annual solo recitals. She performs regularly in fundraising concerts benefiting a variety of causes in the local, and wider community. Maria performed on stages across Canada, and in Europe. She participated in all Ottawa CMC winners’ concerts since 2010, including the concert hosted by Maestro Alexander Shelley, Music Director of Canada's National Arts Centre Orchestra.

Maria is the concertmaster, and soloist of the Vyhovskyi Strings Ensemble.

Maria’s studies included the Royal Conservatory of Music program. She holds the Associate of the Royal Conservatory (ARCT) Diploma in Violin Performance.

In July 2016, Maria attended Austrian Master Classes with Ute Hasenauer (Precollege at the University of Music in Cologne). Other influences include Yehonatan Berick (University of Ottawa), Mayumi Seiler (The Glenn Gould School in Toronto), and Jovan Kolundzija (Guarnerius Center Belgrade).