Maria was born in Omsk, the Russian Federation. From 1998 to 2001 she was a student of the National Music Institute “Shebalin” in Omsk; later on, from 2002 to 2005, she studied at the Moscow Music Academy, under the guidance of Maestro Dmitry Yu. Vdovin.
During her career, Maria Matveeva has been given awards in national and international contests. Here are the most important ones: the 1st Prize Winner in “Bella Voce”, Moscow, 2001; 1st Prize Winner in “Musica negli Spazi”, Khanty-Mansijsk (Russia), 2003; 2nd place in the international singing contest “C. A. Seghizzi”, Gorizia (Udine, Italy); finalist at the international singing contest “Ismaele Voltini” in Mantua (Italy), 2007.
In 2005 she was a participant of a prestigious master-class in singing at the International School of Singing in Moscow. The following year she moved to Italy and obtained the diploma at the Conservatorio “Benedetto Marcello” in Venice, under the tutoring of Maestro Stefano Gibellato.
She played the following roles:
· 2002, Tamara, in “The Demon” by A. Rubinstein, Omsk, Philarmonic Hall
· 2004, The Snow Maiden, in the homonymous opera by N. A. Rimsky-Korsakov and Tatjana, in “Eugene Onegin” by P. I. Tchaikovsky (Theatre Concert City Hall of Moscow)
· 2005, Suzanne, in “Le Nozze di Figaro” (The Marriage of Figaro) by W. A. Mozart (Moscow Academy of Music Concert Hall)
· 2006, Madame Silberclang, in “Der Schauspieldirektor” (the Impresario) by W. A. Mozart (Arsenale Theatre, Venice)
· 2007, Cavaliere Armidoro, in “La Cecchina ossia la buona figliola”, by N. Piccinni (Malibran Theatre, Venice)
· 2008, Lisetta, in “Il matrimonio segreto” di D. Cimarosa (Malibran Theatre, Venice); Madame Silberclang in “Der Schauspieldirektor” (The Impresario) by W. A. Mozart, directed by Maestro Maurizio Dini Ciacci on the occasion of the 21th Mozart International Festival (Philharmonic Music Hall of Rovereto, Italy)
She took part in the Vocal Chamber Ensemble “Cecilia Seghizzi” of Gorizia (Italy) from 2007 to 2008.
In 2008 she sung the soprano part of the “Stabat Mater” by G. B. Pergolesi.
In 2009 she was shortlisted for the international contest “Il Parco più Bello d'Italia” (www.ilparcopiubello.it) held in Italy under the patronage of the President of the Italian Republic and the Minister of Cultural Heritage. On the occasion of the Puccini Theatre Season Maria sung several arias.
During the same year, Maria also sung arias from G. F. Handel for Baroque music concerts organized in the wonderful “Villa Pisani” in Stra (Venice). Moreover, she was the soloist soprano in the “Te Deum” by A. Dvořák played in the Theatre Hall “Bison” in Fiumicello (Udine, Italy).
In 2010, the year dedicated to the works of Robert Schumann, she sung in the song cycle “Liederkreis op. 39”, music played by the Japanese pianist Kana Kikuchi in several Italian Concert Music Hall. Further, in the same year she was one of the soloist soprano voices in the “Manfred” by Schumann, a work based on the homonymous poem written by Lord Byron, here directed by Maestro Maurizio Dini Ciacci, narrator Ottavia Piccolo. She also performed in “Sieben frühe Lieder” (Seven Early Songs) by Alban Berg, played in Venice.
In 2011 Maria Matveeva performed as soloist in Chopin's Lieders, accompanied by Maestro Matteo Liva on the piano, Music Hall of the Conservatorio of Venice “Benetto Marcello”. Besides, in the same year, she performed as Fiordiligi in “Così fan tutte” (Thus Do They All) by W. A. Mozart, directed by Italo Nunziata and she started to train and study under the guidance of the renowned Maestro William Matteuzzi.
In 2012, on the occasion of the Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) in Venice, she performed in “Das Tagebuch der Anne Frank” (Anne Frank's Diary), opera monologue for soprano voice composed by Grigory Frid (MusicaVenezia Ensemble, Conductor Marco Paladin, Director Gianni de Luigi, Artistic Director Roberta Reeder) at the Goldoni Theatre in Venice.
From 2013 to 2014 Maria sung in Russia in many theatres and concert halls during the Opera Concert Season.
Soprano Maria Matveeva performs both opera repertoire and chamber music, sacred and liederistic music. Besides her soloist performances in Europe and Russia, she worked as a vocal coach in her Singing School in Treviso and Venice.
Maria is currently experimenting various artistic styles and working at new musical projects.