Maria Flavia was born in Rome. She studied at the Conservatorio di Santa Cecilia of Rome and obtained a diploma in piano in 2004. She further continued her studies in piano with Massimiliano Damerini, Alfons Kontarsky (Milano, 2006), Andrew Zolinsky (Acanthes Workshop, 2011) and Nicholas Hodges (Darmstadt Ferienkurse, 2012). In 2006 she won the Special Jury Prize (Premio Speciale della Giuria) at the VIII Concorso Internazionale di Interpretazione di Musica Contemporanea – Premio Città di Roma. In 2014 she completed a 2year Masters course in ‘Performance Practice in Contemporary Music’ with Florian Müller and the Klangforum Wien Ensemble at the Kunstuniversität (University of Music and Performing Arts), Graz. She frequently plays as a soloist and in ensembles, including her performances: Radiokulturhaus in Wien (Austria), Ligeti Saal and Oper in Graz (Austria), University “La Sapienza” and Teatro Furio Camillo in Rome (Italy), Ridotto del Teatro Mancinelli in Orvieto (Italy), Arsenal in Metz (France), Akademie für Tonkunst in Darmstadt (Germany). She has also worked with contemporary composers, such as Klaus Lang, Franck Bedrossian and Simone Santi Gubini. Radio ORF has broadcasted many of these performances.