In concert

January 2024

Maria Parrini

Originally from Greenville, SC, pianist Maria Parrini is a graduate of the Cleveland Institute of Music, where she earned a Bachelor of Music degree under the instruction of Antonio Pompa-Baldi and Paul Schenly, and just completed a Master’s degree in piano at Columbus State University with Esther Park.

Since 2018 she has performed more than one thousand concerts as a Lincoln Center Stage Artist, playing chamber music with world-class collaborators onboard Holland America Line ships. Maria has won prizes in various competitions such as the Schwob School of Music Concerto Competition, the Darius Milhaud Competition at CIM, the Thousand Islands International Piano Competition, the WDAV 89.9 Young Artist Chamber Music Competition, the Fischoff Competition, and others.

She has been featured as an artist with Callaway Chamber Players and Pan Harmonia, and has given concerto appearances with the Schwob Philharmonic, the Brevard Music Center Orchestra, the Clemson University Symphony Orchestra, the Fountain Inn Symphony Orchestra, and the Greenville Young Artist Orchestra. Recent engagements include a fellowship with the Atlantic Music Festival Contemporary Ensemble, a Mozart concerto performance with the Filharmonica Metropolitana of Medellin, Colombia, and a performance at Sigal Music Museum with cellist Seth Russell.

At the moment, she teaches in the pre-college department at Columbus State University’s Schwob School of Music, and is looking forward to pursuing her Doctor of Musical Arts degree.


Pan Harmonia is committed to helping tomorrow’s musicians grow and develop through concerts and teaching programs.


GeneratioNext! Young Musicians take the Stage 
May 7 | Saturday, 4 PM • Directed by Bassoonist Rosalind Buda
AC Reynolds High School Minitorium (located adjacent to the main office)
1 Rocket Drive, Asheville • Free and open to the public

GeneratioNext Woodwind Quintet directed by Rosalind Buda

This culminating student performance will showcase wonderful music and the results of months of learning as a chamber ensemble.  This project has been made possible by a grant from the Mary Duke Biddle Foundation and is the second quintet program that PH has coached at ACRHS. Come join us and support the next generation of musicians!


Maria Parrini
Maria Parrini

November 23 | First Baptist Church of Asheville

DEBUSSY: Suite Bergamasque
SCRIABIN: Sonata No. 5, Op. 53 and 24 Preludes, Op. 11
CHOPIN: Polonaise-Fantaisie in A-Flat Major, Op. 61

We welcome back GeneratioNext pianist Maria Parrini in a benefit concert for the Academy for the Arts Scholarship Fund at First Baptist Church of Asheville. This is the third Asheville appearance for 18-year old Maria, who now studies at the Cleveland Institute of Music.