Maria Kublashvili

Maria began her piano studies in 1994 at the Tkibuli Art Academy in Georgia with Makvala Kasrashvili.

From 2008 until 2012 she studied singing at the Conservatory in Tiflis (Georgia) with Prof. Gocha Bedzuashvili).

Since 2013 she is part of a training programme for vocal training and opera singing at the University for Music and Performing Arts in Graz ( Prof. Claudia Rüggeberg). Since 2013 she also attends the American Institute for Musical Studies (AIMS in Graz). Here,she is being trained by Maestro Maris Skuja. She followed master classes with Christa Ludwig, Michele Crider, Angelika Kirchschlager and Rudolf Jansen in Graz.

In 2010 the artist wan the 'Premio Roma' which implied a 3 months developping course at the Santa Cecilia Conservatory in Rome (with Prof. Carlo Desideri).

The soprano, who impresses by her excellent coloraturas, is a winner of numerous prizes including the First Prize of the International Singing Contest „Accademia Belcanto“ (2013) in Austria and the 3rd Prize and the Audience Award at the 30th International Singing Contest „Maria Caniglia“ in Rome. In 2011 she was awarded the First Prize of the 5th Singing Contest for Musicians and Singers in Georgia. In the same year she reached the final round of the 30th International Singing Contest „Hans Gabor Belvedere“in Austria. In 2010 she wan the 3rd Prize at the International Monsersat Caballe Singing Contest in Spain and became the »Successful Young Georgian Singer« Award. She wan the 3rd Prize at the International Singing Contest in Byulbyul in Azerbaijan and was a finalist at the »International Contest Rolando Nicolosi for Lyrical Singers and piano accompanists« in Italy.

Already between 2009 and 2012 the young soprano had first engagements in her native country Georgia. She gave Liederabende at the Kutaisi State Opera, in Tiflis and in Kiev. She sang her first QUEEN OF THE NIGHT at the Tiflis State Conservatory and in 2011 she made her debut as GILDA in 'Rigoletto' at the Kutasi State Opera.

In 2013 the young soprano could be seen for the first time at the House of Music and Theatre in Graz (Austria) as MS. FLUTH in Nikolai's ' Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor' In 2015 she sang GILDA in 'Rigoletto' in open air performances in Mautern and in Graz.

In 2014 she debuted as the QUEEN OF THE NIGHT at the Mannheim National Theatre and in 2015 she sang this very role at teh Basle Theatre. In summer 2016 she will also be the QUEEN OF THE NIGHT at the International festival Gut Immling.