Maria Matyazova

Samling Artist Programme: 2009

Maria Matyazova Milder, born in St. Petersburg, began her singing career in the children choir at the Mariinsky Theatre, where she worked with the world’s leading conductors and directors. She studied at the Royal Academy of Music in London, University College of Opera in Stockholm and at the University of the Arts St. Petersburg.

In the season 2010/11 Mrs Matyazova Milder has been engaged mainly in concerts and with recitals all over Europe and in Russia. She also received the Inez Köhler Opera Scholarship. In the season 2009/10 Maria Matyazova Milder sang Stasi in Fredrick Österlings’s newly written opera Noseflute. During the summer, the opera had world premiere at the Vadstena Academy, and during the autumn a tour in Norrbotten, in a collaboration with Norrbotten Music.

Already during her studies, Maria sang several opera roles such as: First Flowermaiden in Parsifal for the London Wagner Society, Iolanta in Iolanta for RAO, Micaëla in Carmen for the Valdemarsviksoperan (Sweden), Fedra in Fedra and the Beast at Folkoperan (Sweden). She is an appreciated concert recitalist and recently performed Samson for the Amersham Festival, Haydn’s Nelson Mass with the Cambridge Philharmonic Society, the Mozart C minor Mass with the Uppsala Chamber Orchestra. She also has a vast Russian song repertoire.

Maria has taken part in several masterclasses for such as Sir Thomas Allen, Yvonne Kenny and Malcolm Martineau, Leo Nucci (Georg Solti Accademia di Bel canto), Craig Rutenberg, Kerstin Meyer and Marjana Lipovcek (Mozarteum). She has won vocal competitions such as: English Flora Nielsen Song Prize, Ludmilla Andrew Russian Song Prize , Malmö Vocal Competition II Prize and has received several scholarships including Josephine Baker Trust, Anders Wall/Confidencen etc and is a Samling Artist.

Maria Matyazova Milder also works as a Russian language coach