Maria Zachariadou CELLO

Cellist Maria Zachariadou was born in Stockholm of Greek parents. After completing her Konzertexamen (Distinction) with Johannes Goritzki in Düsseldorf she joined the Philharmonia orchestra in 2009 and has been a member since.

Masterclasses have included those with Ralph Kirschbaum, Frans Helmersson, David Geringas, Truls Mørk and festivals where she performed; Paxos music festival in Greece, Mendelssohn on Mull in Scotland and Holland Music Sessions amongst others. With a great passion for chamber music Maria also toured Japan twice with her baroque group La Sfera Musicale to critical acclaim and released the CD “Baroque Dialogues” on Waon Records. During her time in Düsseldorf her pianotrio Melange won different regional prizes and they performed extensively in Germany. Other orchestras she previously worked with include the National Orchestre de Belgique, the London Symphony Orchestra, the Folkwang Kammerorchester and the Düsseldorfer  Symphoniker. 

Maria obtained a Winter residency at the Banff center of Arts in Canada and a semester at the University of Bloomington in the U.S. 

Maria is currently teaching at the Royal College of Music in London as assistant Professor in Melissa Phelp's class. She is playing on a F. Ravatin cello kindly loaned to her from the Jaernaker Foundation in Sweden.