An Innovative Creator
Conductor Maria Sensi Sellner’s artistry, versatility, and fresh approach to programming are making her an increasingly coveted collaborator for orchestras, choruses, and opera companies. Praised as “mightily impressive”, she was the first three-time winner of the American Prize for Opera Conducting and recently 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 draws on the entirety of classical music to engage audiences with relevant and compelling musical experiences in a variety of genres. Now in its 6th 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)
I’m a Dreamer Who No Longer Dreams