• citat 7

    I like beautiful melodies telling me terrible things

    Tom Waits
  • citat 11

    If you cannot teach me to fly, teach me to sing.

    J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan
  • citat 6

    I've always thought people would find a lot more pleasure in their routines if they burst into song at significant moments.

    John Barrowman
  • citat 9

    Beethoven tells you what it's like to be Beethoven and Mozart tells you what it's like to be human. Bach tells you what it's like to be the universe.

    Douglas Adams
  • citat 8

    Music... will help dissolve your perplexities and purify your character and sensibilities, and in time of care and sorrow, will keep a fountain of joy alive in you.

    Dietrich Bonhoeffer
  • citat 13

    Beautiful music is the art of the prophets that can calm the agitations of the soul; it is one of the most magnificent and delightful presents God has given us.

    Martin Luther
  • citat 12

    My heart, which is so full to overflowing, has often been solaced and refreshed by music when sick and weary.

    Martin Luther
  • citat 4

    Finally a real fortissimo!

    Gustav Mahler, when seeing the Niagara falls
  • citat 5

    Don't be a drag. Just be a queen

    Lady Gaga
  • citat 2

    A painter paints pictures on canvas. But musicians paint their pictures on silence.

    Leopold Stokowski
  • citat 3

    Girls you've gotta know when it's time to turn the page

    Tori Amos, Tori Amos: From the Choirgirl Hotel
  • citat 10

    Music is the language of the spirit. It opens the secret of life bringing peace, abolishing strife.

    Kahlil Gibran
  • citat 1

    A man should hear a little music, read a little poetry, and see a fine picture every day of his life, in order that worldly cares may not obliterate the sense of the beautiful which God has implanted in the human soul.

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

About Maria

Maria Forsström is much appreciated for her soulful Mahler interpretations and her extremely intelligent musicianship, being equally at ease in a Lieder recital as on the opera stage. Her coloratura and deep knowledge about style and source reading makes her the ideal Baroque singer, as well as an interpreter of the late Romantic and modern composers. Her vast repertoire spans a wide spectrum of musical styles from virtuoso Baroque to Mahler , Verdi and Britten, and includes all the standard alto orchestra, lieder, oratorio and opera pieces, such as Brahms’ Alto Rhapsody and the St. Matthew Passion, which she has performed several times to great critical acclaim.

She has sung with Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Warszaw Philharmonic Orchestra, Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra NOSPR, Wroclaw Philharmonic Orchestra NFM, Nagoya Philharmonic Orchestra, Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, Swedish Chamber Orchestra, Orchestra dell'Accademia di Santa Cecilia, Musica Aeterna, Russia; with the Helsinki National Opera,  Perm State Opera under Teodor Currentzis, Michailovskytheatre in St. Petersburg, Novaya Opera, Moscow under the batons of Edward Gardner, Stefan Solyom, Mikko Franck, B Tommy Andersson, Kentaro Kawase, Rory McDonald, Teodor Currentzis and Jacek Kaspszyk.

Her portrait CD, "Kaleidoscope" on the label Musica Rediviva was released in April 2011, presenting songs from the Baroque, Lieder, Rachmaninov, Ravel and Scandinavian song and was elected "Record of the Month" by MusicWeb International in September 2011. Maria’s debut recording, ”Mahler Songs”, was issued for the Mahler Jubilee in 2010, with  transcriptions for symphonic organ and voice.

She holds a deep fascination for the neurobiological functions within the singing and pedagogical process, and is also a keen gardener.