Maria’s Bio

Maria Eduarda Mendes Martins is a composer, music director, and concert organizer resident in Victoria (Canada).

Maria’s music primarily aims for transmitting essentially similar messages and human ideas through distinct musical languages, utilizing electroacoustic, spectral, extended and medieval compositional techniques as some of her communicational tools.

After initiating her piano studies in 2006, Maria completed a bachelor’s degree in Music Composition at Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), where she was supervised by Celso Loureiro Chaves and Eloy Fritsch (2008-2012).

Subsequently, Maria moved to Canada in order to pursue a master’s degree in music composition from University of Victoria (2013-2015), studying composition with Dániel Biró and Christopher Butterfield, and instrumental conducting with Ajtony Csaba.

Currently, Maria Eduarda divides her activities between working as a composer, conductor, singer, Music Theory teacher, and co-director of the Victoria Composers Collective.

Maria’s music has been performed in North America, South America, and The Netherlands.