Maria Ostroukhova is a Russian mezzo-soprano and a recent alumna of the Royal College of Music where she studied on a Master of Performance course with Nicholas Sears, Christopher Glynn, Andrew Robinson and Simon Lepper. In 2015 Maria graduated with Distinction.
She has sung: Ottavia (L’Incoronazione di Poppea), Maman-La Tasse Chinoise-La Libellule (L’enfant et les Sortilèges), Die Dritte Dame (Die Zauberflöte), Carilda (Arianna in Creta), Mrs Herring (Albert Herring), Emirena (Adriano in Siria, Cadogan Hall), She also understudied Sarah Conolly CBE in Gustav Mahler’s Second Symphony.
She has been supported by Josehine Baker Trust, H F Music, Helen Marjory Tonks Award, Richard Ward Award, Theo Max van Der Beugel Award and Henry Wood Trust.
Maria won the II prize of London Handel Competition in 2015.
In July 2015 she featured in a recording of “A Lullaby for Princess Charlotte” by Dr Olga Thomas produced by Cruise Bereavement Charity and the Royal Marines as a private gift for Her Majesty the Queen.
Maria is an Exceptional Talent visa holder.