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.
Maria has also organised the magnificent Nordic Harp Meetings in Albertslund 2016 and 2021.
At previous Nordic harp meetings, Maria gave following workshops (click to read more):