Maria Mifsud, Composer
My approach to classical music:
Music is my life, I consider myself fortunate to call it my hobby and career.
Maria Mifsud is an award winning music composer and producer from Gozo, Malta. She commenced her piano studies at a tender age achieving distinctions and prizes in Trinity Guildhall grades. Later Maria proceeded to learning the violin as her second instrument. At age 18 she became an associate of the Trinity College of Music, London, obtaining the AMusTCL diploma in music theory and composition. Maria also holds the ATCL diploma (distinction) in piano performance. She became a licentiate of the London College of Music, after achieving the LMusLCM diploma in composition. In 2015, Maria graduated with a B.A.(Hons.) in Music, from the University of Malta, where she majored in composition. She entered the semi-finals of Song of the Year and of the UK Songwriting Contest in addition to receiving honorable mentions for her compositions. In 2012 Maria was a winner of the Golden Key Piano Composition Competition, where she was awarded a Malta Arts Fund Bursary to perform her work in the World Young Composers Recital in Vienna. Her composition ‘Checkmate’ was an Award Winning Film Score in The Indie Gathering International Film Festival 2016, Hudson Ohio.
In July 2016 Maria graduated with a Masters Degree in Scoring for Film, Television and Video Games from Berklee College of Music, Valencia. Her compositions range from solo instrumental works to full orchestral compositions and electronic scores, choral pieces and various musical ensembles. Maria has composed and produced music for trailers, short films, commercials and dance.