Originally trained as a classical guitarist with additional composition studies at The Manhattan School of Music, New York, from where she holds a Master of Music Degree, Maria Elizabeth made her debut as a singer and songwriter in 2011 with the critically acclaimed album “Like a Feather”.
Since then she has released two solo albums; the Danish album “Se med hjertet” (See With the Heart) from 2013 and “Circle the Woods” from 2018.
“Circle the Woods” was inspired by the book “Circling San Francisco Bay” by American author and phychologist, Virginia Anderson, who has written about her numerous magical and spiritual experiences with nature and animals over the past fifty years. In the fall of 2018 Ms. Anderson invited Maria Elizabeth to join her on the TV program “Timeless Tales” in California. Please watch this program under “videos” on this site.
“Circle the Woods” was produced over a period of three years with Danish renowned songwriter and producer, Henrik Balling, of the band “Gangway”. The album had four singles on the Danish National Radio (“Frida´s Feet”, “Need to Connect”, “The Wanderer” and “Love a Thousand Years”) and received excellent reviews from the Danish media.
In 2017 the Danish publishing company, Dansk Sang, published the book “Wintersongs and Christmas Hymns” which contains nine songs by Maria Elizabeth. Three new hymns were among these as were the Christmas pop hit from 2012 “Når Julesneen falder hvid” (“When the Christmas snow is falling”), which today is widely used during the month of December by various choirs in Denmark.
Maria Elizabeth has performed a wide range of concerts as a classical guitarist and later as singer and songwriter. She has given masterclasses at Universities in San Francisco and at The Manhattan School of Music as well as at the Royal Academy of Music in Copenhagen (DKDM).
Maria Elizabeth is also the author of the tutorial technique books for classical guitar “Grib Guitaren 1 & 2” which are partly based on methods developed by Mr. Aron Shearer, the teaching of Mr. Oren Fader and Ms. Sharon Isbin as well as Maria Elizabeths experience and methods on the classical guitar. The books were published in 2003 and 2006 by GUF, Denmark.
Maria Elizabeth is currently working on the music for a novel by a Danish author. Further information on this exciting project is to be announced.