Maria had shown extraordinary musical abilities in the early childhood. At the age of 4 she began her studies at the studio "Children's Operetta" where she participated in children's musical performances; then at the age of 11 she was engaged in "Drama School" at the Drama Theatre where she played in drama and musical performances. Ms. Kalesidis had graduated with honors from St. Petersburg State Conservatory in 2008 and completed her post graduate studies at Hochschule fur Music "Franz Liszt" in Weimar, Germany in 2012. Ms. Kalesidis leads an active concert life and has given a great number of concerts worldwide. Her venues included concert halls of Russia, Armenia, Finland, Norway, Spain, Italy and Germany. Her programs consist of works by Fr. Liszt, N. Medtner, P. Tchaikovsky, S. Rachmaninoff, M. Ravel, R. Strauss, G. Mahler, F. Schubert, R. Schumann, H. Wolf and other composers.  




2009- 2012 Hochschule fur Musik “Franz Liszt” (Weimar, Germany)  Post-graduate “Course B - Opera direction”


2004 - 2008 Saint-Petersburg State Academie (Russia)  Master Degree 


2000-2004 Moscow State University of Culture and Arts, Russia





2013 - First Prize  - Komitas Musik Festival  (Prötzel , Germany)

2011 - Second Prize and  Special Prize - International Singing Competition             (Vrable, Slovakia)

2011 - Finalist - 17 International Singing Competition Ferriccio Tagliavini  (Deutschlandsberg , Austria)

2011 - Finalist - 22nd International Singing Competition Clermont-Ferrand  (France)

2010 - Semifinalist - International Competition "Competizione dell´ Opera”  (Dresden, Germany)

2005 - First Prize - International Competition  (Bolgaria )


Concerts and Projects:

2014 - member of jury in International Music Festival HARIZMA in Thassos (Greece)

2013  - R. Wagner „Wesendonck Songs“  (Berlin, Germany)

2013 - H. Berlioz “Les nuits d´ete“ - Concert with symphony orchestra in Jena´s Philharmonic (Jena, Germany)  

2013 -  “S. Rachmaninov and P. Tchaikovsky”  - Concert of Russian Music (Erevan, Armenia)

2013 - “Opera Gala“ - Concert with symphony orchestra in Xiamen´s Philharmonic (China)

2012 - R. Strauss „4 Letzte Lieder“- Concert with symphony orchestra in Jena´s Philharmonic (Jena, Germany)

2011 - “Opera Gala“- Concert with symphony orchestra in Beijing´s Philharmonic (China)

2011 - R. Strauss “4 Letzte Lieder“- Concert with symphony orchestra in Jena´s Philharmonic (Jena, Germany)  

2011 - Fr. Liszt “Three Sonnets of Petrarch” - Project „Liszt, the Progressive“ (Eisenstadt and Östereich, Germany) 




May 2016 - mastercours with Prof. Joanna Borowska-Isser (Graz, Austria)

August 2014 - mastercours with Ks. Prof. Christa Ludwig (Austria)

May 2012 - mastercours with Prof. Harald Stamm (Germany)

April 2012 - mastercours with Prof. Stella Doz (University of Milan)

April 2010 - mastercours with Ks. Deborah Polaski (Germany)

October 2009 - mastercours with Ks. Brigitta Fassbaender (Germany)

September 2005 - mastercousr with Prof. Alexandrina Milcheva ( Bolgarien)


Role Engagements:




Dvorak " Rusalka" Rusalka 


G. Verdi " Nabucco" Abigaille  


P. Tchaikovsky “Eugene Onegin”, Tatiana


W. Mozart “Cosi Fan Tutte”, Fiordiligi  


W. Mozart “Le Nozze di Figaro”, Contessa


A. Vivaldi “Ottone in Villa”, Cleonilla  


M. Mussorgsky “Chovanschina”, Emma


Zhang Xu “Journey to the West Red Star Over China”, Ms Snow (Perking Opera Theater, China)


G. Puccini “Turandot”, Liu  


R. Leoncavallo “I Pagliacci”, Nedda  


N. Rimsky-Korsakov “The Zar’s Bride”,Marfa  


J. Matthison “Boris Godunov”, Fürstin Olga (The DVD-version of

Matthison´s opera appeared in 2010)