Maria Forsström comes back for the third time this season to the Oxford Lieder Festival in October, where she will be singing Mahler Kindertotenlieder and Sibelius songs with the pianist Matti Hirvonen. She sings Sibelius’ Kullervo with the Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra in November (where she made a lauded last-minute replacement in October), the Verdi Requiem in the Gothenburg Concert Hall and Brahm’s Alto Rhapsody, both with the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, and Mahler Symphony No 3 with the Malmö Symphony Orchestra.
Recent performances include Mahler symphonies 2, 3, 8 under the baton of Jacek Kaspszyk, Gurrelieder and Sibelius Kullervo. She also recorded ”Le Nozze di Figaro” for Sony Classical with the conductor Teodor Currentzis.
Maria has performed with among others the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Orchestra dell’Accademia di Santa Cecilia, Nagoya Philharmonic Orchestra, Hiroshima Symphony Orchestra, La Chambre Philharmonique, the Warsaw Philharmony Orchestra, the Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra NOSPR, the Wroclaw Symphony Orchestra NFM, Südwestdeutsche Philharmonie, the Swedish Chamber Orchestra, the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, the Helsinki National Opera Orchestra, and Musica Aeterna, Perm, Russia, performing on opera stages in Europe, Russia and Japan.
Last Autumn saw her Swedish opera debut with the Malmö Opera in Donizetti’s ”Lucrezia Borgia” where she sang the part of Maffio Orsini.
Maria Forsström holds a strong interest for neurobiology, related to the perception and learning processes within languages and music.
Forsström is known for her intelligent musicianship and communication with the audience in concert repertoire as well as on the opera stage. Maria holds masterclasses for singers and is an accomplished conductor and pianist.