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Professional pianist based in London. Passionate chamber musician and accompanist.
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Pianist Maria Kustas is a versatile and passionate musician. Apart from having a brilliant skill and knowledge of classical music (Maria’s extensive repertoire varies from Baroque masters to contemporary living composers), Maria can also perform popular classical, jazz and covers. Prizewinner of international competitions, pianist Maria Kustas has performed across the UK, Europe, Russia and Asia. In 2007, Maria made her debut with orchestra, performing J.S. Bach’s concerto in G minor with the Moscow chamber orchestra “The Seasons” under the baton of V. Bulakhov. She has taken part in festivals including the International Festival ‘Paris: City of Light’, the Mayfield Festival, and the Saint-Savin festival in France. In March 2014 Maria took part in a concert tour in Luxembourg and Germany as part of the EMCY project. In February 2017, Maria was grateful to receive a prestigious Yamaha Music Foundation of Europe Scholarship. Having graduated from the Central Music School of the Moscow P.I. Tchaikovsky Conservatory magna cum laude in 2013, Maria went on to study at the Royal College of Music in London and graduated with a Bachelor of Music with honours in 2017. She has completed a Master of Music in Performance degree with honours at the Royal College of Music with Dmitri Alexeev the following year. Maria has gratefully received a Linda Beeley Scholarship supported by the Olive Rees Prize, William Mealings Award, Yamaha Award and Craxton Memorial Fund Scholarship.

Musicianship
Genres:
Classical, Opera, Baroque, Contemporary classical, Classical crossover, Musical theatre, Film / TV music, Light music, Easy listening, Covers, Jazz, Renaissance, Medieval music, Early music, Blues, Latin jazz, Swing
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Event types:
Concert, Wedding, Virtual event, Corporate event, Christmas party, New Year's Eve, Wedding proposal, Charity event, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Birthday party, Burns night
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Other skills:
Arranger, Transcription, Accompanist, Fluent sight-reader, Perfect pitch
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Song list

Here are some examples of my repertoire that I have put into categories - classical, popular classical and jazz. Please scroll down to find the right category. I am also happy to take any particular requests.
Classical:
I. Albeniz
Evocation, Triana, El Albaicin (from Iberia suite)
J.S. Bach
Selected Preludes and Fugues from the Well-Tempered Clavier (Books I and II)
Toccata in G major, BWV 916
L. van Beethoven
Selected Piano Sonatas
J. Brahms
7 Fantasien, Op. 116
Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Handel, Op.24
F. Chopin
Ballade No. 1 in G minor, Op. 23
Ballade No.3 in A-flat major, Op.47
Barcarolle, Op. 60
Études Op. 10 and Op. 25
Piano Sonata No. 3 in B minor, Op. 58
Scherzo No. 3 in C sharp minor, Op. 39
Selected Waltzes, Mazurkas, Nocturnes
C. Debussy
Images, Book I
Selected Études
Selected Préludes
A. Ginastera – Tres Danzas Argentinas Op. 2
J. Haydn
Selected Piano Sonatas
Variations in F minor, Hob.XVII:6
F. Liszt
Bénédiction de Dieu dans la solitude, S. 173/3 (Harmonies poétiques et religieuses)
Selected Études d'exécution transcendante S. 139 :
Les jeux d’eaux à la Villa d‘Este, S. 163/4 (Années de pèlerinage)
Liebestraum No. 3, in A-flat major
Scherzo und Marsch, S. 177
Sonata in B minor, S. 178
Wagner-Liszt – Ouvertüre zu Tannhäuser, S. 442
F. Mendelssohn
Variations sérieuses, Op. 54
W.A. Mozart
Selected Piano Sonatas
S. Prokofiev
Selected Piano Sonatas
Toccata, Op.11
J. Psathas
Jettatura (1999)
S. Rachmaninov
Selected Études-tableaux
Selected Preludes
Variations on a Theme of Corelli, Op. 42
M. Ravel
Jeux d'eau
Le Tombeau de Couperin
Miroirs
D. Scarlatti
Selected Sonatas
R. Schumann
Papillons, Op.2
Allegro, Op. 8
Carnaval, Op. 9
Kreisleriana, Op. 16
Sonata No. 2 in G minor, Op. 22
Faschingsschwank aus Wien, Op.26
F. Schubert
Piano Sonata in A minor, D. 537 (Op. 164)
A. Scriabin
Sonata No. 3 in F-sharp minor, Op. 23
Étude Op. 65 No. 3
P. Tchaikovsky
Polka peu dansante, Op. 51 No. 2
Tendres reproches, Op. 72 No. 3
Valse-Scherzo, Op. 7
Popular Classical:
L. van Beethoven – Adagio Cantabile (from Sonata Pathétique No. 8, op. 13)
L. van Beethoven – Bagatelle No 25 in A minor (Für Elise)
J. Brahms – Hungarian Dance No 5
F. Chopin – Nocturne op.9 No.2
C. Debussy – Clair de Lune
E. Grieg – Wedding Day at Troldhaugen Op.65 No.6
F. Liszt – Liebestraum (Love Dream)
W. A. Mozart – Eine Kleine Nachtmusik KV 525 1st mvt
W. A. Mozart – Rondo Alla Turca (Turkish March)
J. Pachelbel – Canon in D
J. Offenbach – Barcarolle, from Tales of Hoffman
J. Offenbach – Can Can from Orpheus in the Underworld
S. Rachmaninoff – Italian Polka
R. Schumann – Träumerei
J. Strauss – The Blue Danube (Piano Solo)
J. Strauss I – Radetzky March, Op. 228
J. Strauss II – Frühlingsstimmen, Op. 410 (Voices of Spring)
J. Strauss II – Pizzicato Polka
J. Strauss II – Tritsch Tratsch Polka
P. Tchaikovsky – Dance of the Cygnets
P. Tchaikovsky – "Waltz of the Flowers" from Nutcracker Suite
Y. Tiersen – Comptine d'un autre ete, Amelie movie
A. Vivaldi – "Spring" I. Allegro
Jazz:
A Time for Love
All the Things You Are
Autumn Leaves
Bewitched
Blue Bossa
Caravan
Close Enough for Love
East of the Sun and West of the moon
How Deep is the Ocean
I Remember You
Love Letters
Lover Man
Misty
My Foolish Heart
Never let me go
On a Clear Day
On Green Dolphin Street
Over the Rainbow
Polka Dots and Moonbeams
Round Midnight
Satin Doll
Softly as in a Morning Sunrise
Someone to Watch Over Me
Stella by Starlight
Summertime
Take Five
The Girl from Ipanema

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Short performance (up to 15 min)£125
Up to 1 hour£200
Up to 2 hours£250
Up to 3 hours£300

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Amanda L, 1 year ago

So professional, punctual and organised. She even prepared a little happy birthday tune at the end, which wasn't on the songlist. Very friendly and nice person. Definitely reccommend.

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Claire H, 1 year ago

We booked pianist Maria Kustas for a birthday party last month. Wonderful choice of pieces performed to a top standard. A pleasure to work with. We would highly reccommend her.

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