Maria Rayzvasser earned a Master’s degree from Maimonides State Classical Academy in Moscow, Russia. She also studied with Gregory D’Agostino in New York, with Johann Vexo’s in Nancy, France and at Mataro-Barcelona International Organ Academy in Spain. In 2018 Maria appeared as a featured artist in the Voice of America program “Once upon a time in New York”. In 2017-2022 Maria served a five year term as an Ambassador of Friends of the Erben Organ, promoting a historic instrument located in Lower Manhattan. She also serves on the Executive Board of the New York Chapter of the American Guild of Organists. Recent performance highlights have included recitals at St.Ann’s and Holy Trinity Church, St. John Nepomucene Church in Manhattan and Basilica of St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral. Maria Rayzvasser is the organist and a music director at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Brooklyn.
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