Maria Levandovskaya is a Russian-born and London based pianist and accompanist. Maria started playing the piano at the age of 6 and gave her first public performance at the age of 7. She graduated with distinction from a Music College and Conservatory in Russia. While in the College Maria won a competition to perform Mendelssohn's piano concerto with Karelian Philharmonic orchestra in Philharmonic Hall in Petrozavodsk, Russia.
Maria received Diplomas and prizes in several competitions and festivals, she was chosen as the best student of the College to represent a region in a summer School and Masterclasses arranged by NewNames foundation for the young musicians and participated in various masterclasses in Russia, Finland, Sweden, Switzerland, UK, Scotland.
After moving to London Maria received a scholarship to study at Guildhall School of Music and Drama, where she studied with Martin Roscoe and Caroline Palmer. She was coaching with Carole Presland, Paul Roberts, Norico Ogawa, Ralph Gottoni, Vivien Weilerstein, Michael Dussek. Maria was working at Guildhall School of Music and Drama as an accompanist with singers and string players and occasionally appears as an accompanist for students Final Recitals at Guildhall School’s Music Hall and Milton Court Concert Hall.
Maria was coaching singers for the performance of Yevgeniy Onegin at Dartington International Festival, 2015.
Since 2014 Maria is a Resident pianist and a Head of Russian Programming for the Opera Prelude, she played for the Masterclasses with Della Jones, Dame Felicity Lott, Rosalind Plowright, Renato Balsadonna, Susan Bullock and delivered her lecture-recitals with Opera Prelude singers at the Cadogan Hall, London.
Maria studied Art History at European University at St-Petersburg, which brings to her lectures at Opera Prelude a cross-cultural touch.
As well as performing alongside singers and instrumentalists, Maria is busy as a solo performer. She has regular recitals in the UK and in Russia.