Maria Marta

Moraru

MEZZO SOPRANO - CONTRALTO

Maria Marta

began learning piano intensively at the age of 6. With a true passion and dedication for classical music and opera, she also embraced lyrical singing since her adolescence, aiming for a professional career.

After graduating at the Dinu Lipatti College of Bucharest, Romania, with an Expertise Proficiency in Piano, she perfected her studies at the Giuseppe Verdi Conservatory of Torino, Italy, accomplishing her Bachelor’s Degree in Piano Performance under the guidance of Anna Maria Cigoli.

Simultaneously, Maria Marta studied lyrical singing with several teachers including the mezzo-soprano Fiorenza Cossotto, following also masterclasses with soprano Anna Pirozzi, soprano Yva Barthélémy, Bianca Maria Casoni, Franca Matiucci, baritone Marcin Habela and mezzo-soprano Manuela Custer.

Appreciated as a mezzo-soprano & alto for her profound timbre, she obtains in 2019 a Master’s Degree in Opera Performance after a two-year specialization in lyrical singing at the Conservatory of Lugano, Switzerland, under the guidance of Luisa Castellani. She is currently completing her second Master of Arts in Pedagogy, in collaboration with the Haute Ecole de Musique of Geneva supervised by Marcin Habela.

From 2009 until 2019, she participates in numerous quality choral projects and competitions with the Chamber Choir of Torino. Between 2011 and 2014, she is an active member of the Italian Youth Choir.

Maria Marta makes her solo interpretation debut in 2010 as protagonist in the opera Il Frutto Rapito composed and directed by Marco Mandurrino. In 2016, she performs in Luciano Berio's Folk Songs at the Ticino Musica festival, directed by Arthuro Tamayo.

She participates as a soloist in numerous concert halls interpreting the Magnificat by J.S. Bach and Haendel's Mass in Pinerolo ; the Magnificat by P.E. Bach and Schubert's Mass in Lugano ; Pergolesi's Stabat Mater in Varese ; Mendelssohn's Psalm 95 and Bruckner’s Mass in Geneva ; Vivaldi's Magnificat in Casale Monferrato ; Vivaldi’s Nisi Dominus and Stabat Mater in Varese ; J.S. Bach’s Cantata BWV138 in Lausanne.

In 2018, as part of 900Presente, she is one of the seven voices of Huber’s song Beati Pauperes II in Lugano. In 2019, she is part of the professional choir performing in Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No.2, under the direction of Fabio Luisi, at the Verbier Festival. The performance was streamed and aired live on Medici.TV.

During the 2019-2020 season, she collaborates with the Geneva Opera together with the Einstein-Ensemble, performing in the opera Einstein on the Beach by Philip Glass, during a week of intense 4 hours continuous performances at the Grand Theatre of Geneva staged by the Daniele Finzi Pasca Company of Lugano.

Since 2019, she is part the “Erato” ensemble directed by Dario Ribechi, a new group formed by 16 motivated professional singers, with whom she’s already performed in seasons such as De Sono and Unione Musicale.

She performed under the direction of famous directors such as Arthuro Tamayo, Roberto Rega, Fabio Luisi and Titus Engel. She has worked with stage directors Alberto Jona and Daniele Finzi Pasca, known for having staged magnificently the Sochi’s Olympics closing ceremony in 2014.

In 2020, Maria Marta Moraru offers a brilliant and emotional interpretation of Das Lied Von Der Erde by Gustav Mahler, directed by Arthura Tamayo. The performance happened at the Auditorium Stelio Molo RSI in Lugano, aired by the Italian Switzerland Radio.

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