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ENCORE: María García

August 17, 2023: Host Christa Wessel shares a special encore broadcast of a recent T@T featuring pianist María García, All Classical Portland’s Artist in Residence

María performs a program exclusively by women composers, including music by Marianna D’Auenbrugg, Clara Schumann, Monsita Ferrer, Mana Zucca, Lucija Garuta, Cacilda Borges Barbosa, and Clarice Assad.

This episode originally aired March 30, 2023.


María García began piano studies in her native Puerto Rico at the age of four. At the age of ten, she made her debut with the Puerto Rico Symphony Orchestra. She received a Bachelor of Music with Distinction in Performance from the New England Conservatory of Music. Graduate studies followed at SUNY Stony Brook, where she received a full merit scholarship and completed a Master’s Degree in Music.

An active chamber musician and soloist, García has performed throughout the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, the Czech and Slovak Republics, Norway, Canada, Israel, Venezuela, Tunisia, Colombia, and Puerto Rico with groups like the Oregon Symphony, the Mark Morris Dance Company, her former Piano Trio Melànge, Bamberg String Quartet, Madawaska String Quartet, Musical Chairs Ensemble, and Poetica Musica.

See María’s list of five “Must Hear” Women Composers on the All Classical Portland Arts Blog.

Maria Garcia's Five "Must Listen To" Women Composers

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