Pianist Maria Fuller grew up in southern Saskatchewan, Canada, and has played the piano since the age of 4. She is currently obtaining her master’s degree at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) and in 2012, she completed her bachelor’s degree at McGill University. Last summer, Maria received Second Place at the Canadian Federation of Music Teachers Association National Finals and also at the Federation of Canadian Music Festivals National Finals, and she won the Florence Bowes Piano Competition. In 2011 she was a semifinalist at the Fischoff National and Plowman Chamber Music Competitions with her piano trio, Geistrio.
Ms. Fuller is also a skilled trumpeter, having held the Provincial Brass title three times by the age of 15. Accepted as a double major at McGill University, Maria declined in the interest of focusing her attention on the piano.
As a pianist, Ms. Fuller has performed as guest soloist with the South Saskatchewan Youth Orchestra, and was selected to play with the National Youth Orchestra of Canada. She has been heard on CBC Radio both with her family ensemble, “Fuller Brass” (a group of five siblings who all play both piano and trumpet), and as a classical pianist.