According to the Internet source given below, María Martínez Ayerza was in Cuenca (Spain), and here she started studying music. She received her recorder diploma "cum laude" at the Conservatory of Seville in 2000. Afterwards she moved to Amsterdam to continue studying with Paul Leenhouts
. After graduating in may 2004 with a Bachelor in Music, Maria is currently following the Advanced Education Programme at the Conservatory of Amsterdam and studies Musicology at the University of Amsterdam.
María is co-founder of the Baroque quartet "La Sfera armoniosa", with whom she has toured Spain several times. In February 2001 she joined the double sextet of Renaissance recorders The Royal Wind Music
, conducted by Paul Leenhouts. With them, she has recorded two CDs and performed in several European countries. Her interest in contemporary music has lead her to work with several composers and in 2004 she co-founded the ensemble "ÆroDynamic" with Harma Everts (soprano) and Stephanie Brandt
(recorders). During the last year and a half they have inspired several composers from all over the world to explore the sound colours of the voice and the recorder family.
María has published articles and reviews in the Spanish Recorder Magazine and was coordinator of the 1st European Recorder Performance Festival that took place in Amsterdam in October 2004.
||María Martínez Ayerza
||Performers' home page.