Maria Sumareva, born in Chișinău, Moldova, is currently pursuing a D.M.A. at the University of Miami, where she studies with Santiago Rodriguez. Maria graduated Republican Musical Lyceum 'C. Porumbescu,' where she studied with Lia Oxinoit, Irina Bivol, and Anatol Lapicus. She completed her B.M. degree at Rowan University, and her M.M. degree at Indiana University. Her solo and chamber music repertory range from Baroque to Contemporary Art Music. Maria has received numerous awards at national and international competitions and has performed in multiple festivals throughout Europe and the United States.