Maria Cherwick is a passionate young musician with interests in many genres of music. She holds a Bachelor of Music from Brandon University, and a Master of Music from Memorial University of Newfoundland. Throughout her studies, she has premiered countless contemporary composition, performed as a soloist with the Brandon University orchestra, and taught a number of academic courses. Maria currently enjoys her work as a Teaching Artist with Strong Harbour Strings.
Maria is an accomplished fiddler, and has performed from Victoria to St. John’s, as well as throughout Ukraine as a folk musician. She has played with a number of ensembles, in styles ranging from Celtic, to Old Time, to Eastern European thrash polka. In addition, she also studies, performs, and has a passion for improvisation and jazz. Maria can be seen frequently performing fiddle music in and around St. John’s. She also gigs with many groups, including her Ukrainian band The Kubasonics, Flower Hill, and the Forgotten Bouzouki.
She has also explored her passion for orchestral music while touring and holding leadership positions in the National Youth Orchestra of Canada, National Academy Orchestra of Canada, and Brandon University Orchestra. Currently, she is a member of the Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra and the MUN Chamber Orchestra.
Maria lives in St. John’s, Newfoundland, where she plans to continue performing and blending the styles of fiddle, jazz, classical and world music.