Maria Brodsky studied piano and music theory at Moscow State Gnessin College in Russia, and continued her studies at the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory. She became especially interested in early music and historic performance practice, leading her to pursue her studies of harpsichord performance at University of Michigan School of Music. She studied with Edward Parmentier, Davitt Moroney, Natalia Yurigina, Yuri Kholopov, Tatiana Zenaishvili, Margarita Katunyan, and many other musicians to whom she feels very grateful for helping her have a profession she loves. Maria performs frequently as a soloist and chamber musician. Some of her solo activities include a lecture/recital presented at the Super Regional Conferences of the College Music Society (Gettysburg, PA) and a solo recital given at Glinka State Central Museum of Musical Culture (Moscow, Russia). In 2002 she was one of 12 semi finalists of Mae and Irving Jurow International Harpsichord Competition. She collaborates with many Bay Area chamber groups and orchestras, including Monterey Symphony, Symphony Silicon Valley, Palo Alto Philharmonic, and Soli Deo Gloria Choir. As a teacher, Maria enjoys working with students of all ages and all levels. She always balances the amount of material and the intensity of required studies with the level and capability of individual students. She encourages her students to participate in recitals, festivals, and competitions. Many of her students take the yearly exams for the Certificate of Merit Evaluation Program and are often selected to perform at Branch Honor Recitals and Convention Recitals. Several of her students participated and won top prizes at US Open Music Competition and American Protégé International Piano Competition. In 2014 Maria became a music director of Congregational Church of Almaden Valley, San Jose, where she performs organ, piano, and directs the choir Shalom.