Maria Hadge

Maria H.

Astoria, NY

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A contemporary cellist and champion of current music, Maria has been described as a “stunning” and “brilliant” musician, performing with a natural spunk. A resident of Queens, NY, Maria has performed in venues around the city ranging from recital halls and churches to DIY venues. Her performances have also brought her across the northeast, Canada, and Europe, to festivals such as the Bang on a Can Summer Festival at Mass MoCA, Montreal Contemporary Music Lab, Atlantic Music Festival, where she was part of the resident Contemporary Ensemble, and to the Klangspuren International Ensemble Modern Academy Festival in Austria.

Her work with ensembles reflects her stalwart commitment to new music; the 2017-18 season has seen her play as a core member in Ensemble Mise-en. She can also be heard playing around the city with ShoutHouse, Stark Raving, and Ghost Ensemble, String Orchestra of Brooklyn and The Chelsea Symphony. In 2016, she focused much attention to her project Phoenix Quartet, which performed almost exclusively Olivier Messiaen's Quartet for the End of Time and commissioned works inspired by it.

Miss Maria is also thrilled to be apart of musicals. Recently, she has been heard playing in productions of Nine with Manhattan School of Music's Musical Theatre Department, Sondheim on Sondheim with Fire Island Performing Arts Project, and a new musical, Brontes, about the literary Bronte sisters as part of Theatre in Asylum. In the past, she's been grateful to play in productions of Sweeney Todd, Into the Woods, and a new musical Marry Harry.

Miss Maria is a Presser Scholar and recipient of the President's Award for the Purchase College Conservatory of Music. She earned a BM with a History Minor from Purchase College, where she studied with Julia Lichten, and Miss Maria recently completed a Masters Degree in Contemporary Performance from Manhattan School of Music under the tutelage of Fred Sherry.

Away from the instrument, Maria enjoys boxing, crossword puzzles, board games, and reading big books about American history. Currently, she is in the middle of Ron Chernow's Washington. She also works with kids after school teaching chess, percussion, and science.

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Teaching Artist
Sep 2015 - Present
Wingspan Arts

Sep 2013 - Present
Ensemble Mise-En

Sep 2013 - Present
Freelance Musician

Wide variety of performance experience, including contemporary, classical, musicals, improvisation, recording sessions.


Master of Music in Contemporary Performance
Sep 2013 - May 2015
Manhattan School of Music
Bachelor of Music
Sep 2009 - May 2013
SUNY Purchase


Fluent / Native Proficiency


President's Award in Conservatory of Music
May 2013
SUNY Purchase
Presser Scholar
May 2012
SUNY Purchase

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Olivier Messiaen- Quartet for the End of Time V. Louange a l'Eternite de Jesus

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Yoonju Feb 20, 2018
Cello · In home

I really enjoyed our first lesson :)

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