With RMSO since Season 1
Maria Vander Hoek grew up in Calgary and was born with a passion for music. She started playing cello at a very young age, participating in the Academy of Music at Mount Royal and performed frequently in the Kiwanis Music Festival.
She began her Bachelor of Music Performance degree at the University of Calgary, and moved to Victoria, BC and graduated from the University of Victoria in 2006.
Maria moved back to Calgary in 2012 and currently teaches the cello at Long and McQuade.
She also freelances, performing at weddings and social functions around town. She was a cellist in the Raven Baroque ensemble in Victoria, and now plays with various ensembles in Calgary.
Ms Vander Hoek has also performed in the Prince George Symphony Orchestra, the Kamloops Symphony, and the Calgary Civic Symphony..