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Maria Ezerova received her master’s and doctoral degrees in piano performance from the Moscow Conservatory (Russia) where her teachers were famous Russian pianists Stanislav Neuhaus, Lev Vlasenko, and Michail Pletnev. She received a second master’s degree in early music performance practice from the University of California, Santa Cruz, where she studied harpsichord with Linda Burman-Hall. Ms. Ezerova has performed widely throughout the former Soviet Union, Europe, the U.S., Canada, and Asia as a soloist and chamber pianist and harpsichordist. She has recorded for the Centaur and New Albion labels. Her areas of interest include a wide variety of keyboard repertoire from the Renaissance and Baroque periods, Classical and Romantic piano music, and compositions of the twentieth century.