Maria has won a number of auditions, among them one sponsored by the orchestra Young Philharmonics, which resulted in her playing principal flute at a concert with both the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra and Young Philharmonics. She also won a talent competition at Valdres Summer Symphony where she will participate in the “Papillon Musician” project for exceptional young musicians in the Summer of 2019. She will take part in concerts there with great musicians such as Henning Kraggerud and Eldbjørg Hemsing.
Maria has participated in master classes with some of the world’s most prominent flutists, such as: Andrea Lieberknecht, William Bennett, Phillipe Bernold and Denis Bouriakov.
Maria had the honor of representing Norway in the Lions European Music Competition, where she took part in the Final together with first prize winners from 17 other European countries.