A Passionate Innovator
Conductor Maria Sensi Sellner’s artistry, versatility, and fresh approach to programming are making her an increasingly coveted collaborator for opera companies, orchestras, and choruses. Praised as “mightily impressive”, she was the first three-time winner of the American Prize for Opera Conducting and in 2018 made her debut with the Dallas Opera Orchestra as one of six international conductors selected for the Hart Institute for Women Conductors.
As Artistic & General Director of Resonance Works Pittsburgh, the company which she founded in 2013, Maria developed a unique programming model which mixes a broad range of classical music repertoire and performing forces to engage audiences with relevant and compelling musical experiences. Going into its 7th season, Resonance Works showcases an orchestra, chorus, vocal soloists, chamber musicians, staged opera, and musical theater – often on the same program - and has been recognized as having “demonstrated an innovative streak in its musical programming earning its own niche in the city’s concert landscape." (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
The National anthems
Resonance Works Pittsburgh
November 2-3, 2019
with tours of the Nationality Rooms at the University of Pittsburgh!