Maria Luc - Teacher of Piano (Online)
Maria is a British pianist and teacher of Japanese and Vietnamese heritage currently based in Manchester. Maria loves teaching and nurtures a healthy technique and mindset, catering to pupils of all abilities, personalities and ages. She delivers constructive, creative and entertaining lessons through efficient problem-solving.
Maria has been described as 'a pianist destined to achieve great things’ and has performed extensively throughout the UK both as a concerto soloist, soloist and chamber musician. She has won many awards for her solo and ensemble playing including the RNCM Concerto Competition (2020), Duet Group Chopin Prize (2020), Barbirolli Prize for piano and cello (2019), Norah Sande Award (2017), Fergal O'Mahony Prize (2016), Paganini Prize for piano and violin (2016), Peter Donohoe Prize (2016). She was also awarded the Polonsky Foundation Fellowship (2021) to attend Aspen Summer Music Festival.
Maria is due to complete her MMus degree in September having achieved first-class honours for her BMus (Hons) at the Royal Northern College of Music.
Maria has been supported by Help Musicians UK, Countess of Munster Musical Trust, Margaret Allen and Dorothy Stone. At the RNCM Maria studied with Helen Krizos and Ashley Wass. She also received masterclasses from Sir András Schiff, Jean-Efflam Bavouzet and Steven Osborne, amongst many others.