Hailed by critics as “highly artistic”, “brilliant”, and “truly outstanding”, internationally
acclaimed pianist Maria Yefimova has toured throughout the US, Russia, and Europe, performing in
such major venues as Carnegie Hall, Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory Hall, Lisinsky Hall (Croatia),
Teatro Puccini (Italy), and Slovak Philharmonic Hall.
Mrs. Yefimova has been featured on Bravo TV network, Tele Monte Orlando (Italy), Paradise
Radio (USVI), Slovak National Television, WCVE public radio, as well as on major TV art networks in
Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Venezuela, Mexico, and Chile. She is a featured artist in a film
documentary Women of Music- a classical music series that presents performances and interviews with
today’s top artists from around the world.
Mrs. Yefimova’s festival appearances include Virginia Arts Festival, Meranofest and Vello
Music Festivals in Italy, Rachmaninoff Festival in Russia, Water Island Music Festival in USVI,
Chamber Music Institute in VA, and Lake George Music Festival in NY. She performed with Slovak
Philharmonic, Tambov Philharmonic, and William and Mary Symphony Orchestras, in concertos by
Mozart, Liszt, Brahms, Rachmaninoff, and Prokofiev.
As an avid chamber musician, Maria has collaborated with many prominent artists, including
trumpet virtuoso Joe Burgstaller (Canadian Brass), violinist Dmitri Berlinsky (Paganini Gold
medalist), and cellist Eric Jacobsen (Knights Orchestra). She performs regularly with Terra Voce Trio
and is a founding member of the Atlantic Chamber Ensemble (ACE). Hailed by Chamber Music
Magazine as “truly remarkable and innovative”, ACE is a winner of the Chamber Music America
Adventurous Programming Award.
A native of Russia, Mrs. Yefimova graduated with honors from Moscow Tchaikovsky
Conservatory. After receiving a full scholarship from the Manhattan School of Music, she moved to
the US to pursue her Master’s and Doctor of Musical Arts Degrees. Maria’s principal teachers
include Arkady Aronov, Yury Slesarev, Nina Dunaeva, and Yelena Tatulian.
Mrs. Yefimova is on the piano faculty of the College of William and Mary and maintains a
private studio in Glen Allen, VA. She is a recipient of the Teacher of the Year Award from the
Richmond Music Teachers Association (2019) and the Best Teacher Award from The X International
Tchaikovsky Competition for Young Musicians (2017). As a multi-year recipient of the Virginia
Commission for the Arts Touring Grant, Maria tours extensively in VA, presenting recitals,
masterclasses, and workshops.