In the orchestra since 2011
Maria Zorkina was born in Leningrad. She started studying music at an early age. She played the piano, sang in a choir and learned to play the harp.
In 1998, she graduated with honours from music college where she had studied harp playing (under prof. I.A. Donskaya) and symphony conducting (under prof. L.Ya. Savich).
In 2004, Maria graduated from the Rimsky-Korsakov Saint Petersburg Conservatory (prof. A.A. Varosyan’s class).
She has worked at the Mikhailovsky and Mariinsky theatre orchestras, at the Saint Petersburg Philharmonic Academic symphony orchestra, at Macao Symphony, and at Hong Kong Philharmonic.
Since 2011, Maria Zorkina has been a member of the musicAeterna orchestra.
In 2018, Maria Zorkina graduated with honours from the Perm State Culture University where she had studied symphony conducting under prof. V.I. Platonov. In November 2018, she made her debut as a conductor at the Perm State Opera and Ballet Theatre.