Maria grew up in Finland, singing and playing piano and violin at Musikinstitutet Kungsvägen. She later studied literature at Helsinki University, graduating in 1995. In 1991 she moved to Denmark and has since 2000 worked in Vikingelandsbyen Albertslund – a reconstructed Viking-age village, offering experimental archaeology and participatory activities for children from the local community as well as volunteers.
At previous Nordic harp meetings, Maria gave following workshops (click to read more):
- 2015: Danish folk songs/ballads with adaptation to the 6-stringed lyre
- 2018: Folk songs of the supernatural
- 2019: Piae cantiones
- 2022: 10 Danish Jocular Folksongs from the Collections of Evald Tang Kristensen