mariá was born in são paulo, brasil, latinoamerica. she has been playing and recording with brazilian and international artists like; arrigo barnabé, elza soares, fernanda takai, pato fu, metá metá, benjamin taubkin, ava rocha, negro leo, iara rennó, paul van kemenade, jasper van 't hof, andy summers, zélia duncan, maria beraldo, among others, for 20 years.
one of her main projects is the brazilian instrumental quartet quartabê, which is currently working on its third album, “lição #2: dorival”, sponsored by natura and red bull. the band has been participating in several jazz festivals in brazil and abroad.
as a composer, she has been performing and composing original music for dance, theatre and cinema, working with patrícia noronha, cristiane paoli quito, key sawao, vinícius caldeironi, diogo granato and felipe hirsch, among others.
mariá holds a degree in composition from unesp (são paulo state university) and a M.A. in comunication from puc-sp (pontifical catholic university of são paulo).