Ostroukhova Maria

In 2012 she was accepted into the Royal College of Music on the Vocal faculty as a Scholar where she studied with Nicholas Sears and Cristopher Glynn and graduated with Distinction in 2013.

The same year she continued her studies on the Master of Performance in Vocal Performance course studying with Nicholas Sears, Andrew Robinson and Simon Lepper. She graduated with Distinction in 2015. During her studies in the Royal College, she performed the roles of Ottavia (L'Incoronazione di Poppea), Maman-La Tasse Chinoise-La Libellule (L'Enfant et les Sortileges), Die Dritte Dame (Die Zauberflöte), Carilda (Arianna in Creta) and Mrs Herring (Albert Herring).

Whilst in college she understudied Sarah Conolly CBE in Gustav Mahler's Second Symphony. Roles in opera scenes: Angelina (La Cenerentola), Die Dritte Dame (Die Zauberflöte), Dryad (Ariadne auf Naxos) and Hâta (The Bartered Bride) Over the course of her studies, 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. Professional engagements include Ottavia-Fortuna (Coronation of Poppea with Ryedale Festival Opera 2014), Emirena (UK premiere of Adriano in Siria in Cadogan Hall with Opera Settecento 2015), alto solo in Mozart's Requiem (with Brandenburg Choral Festival in St. Martin in the Fields 2015) as well as alto solos in Mozart's Requiem, Michael Haydn'sRequiem, Mozart's Vesperae di Dominica, Saint-Saens' Christmas Oratorio, Pergolesi's Stabat Mater and etc. In November 2015 Maria will take part in Samling Young Artists Programme.

In June 2015 Maria featured in a "Lullaby for Princess Charlotte" written by Dr. Olga Thomas, recorded with the Royal Marines' Bandmaster and engaged by the Cruise Bereavement Care to be presented to Her Majesty the Queen as a private gift. Maria is an Exceptional Talent visa holder.