Maria Maltezou was born in Corfu, Greece in 1989. She is a London-based composer and a graduate from the Ionian University of Corfu with a specification on composition for performing arts. In 2017 she completed her Master's Degree in contemporary performance art at the Royal Holloway, University of London with Prof. David Williams and Dr Libby Worth and in 2019 her MRes in Composition with Prof. James Saunders. She has also studied at the University of York with Prof. William Brooks and Dr Thomas Simaku as an Erasmus student. Maria has composed music for theatre, video-art and dance theatre performances, as well as several short contemporary theatre performances. During 2013-2019 she was a member of the music collective 'Deadfile', based in Corfu, Greece.
The centre of her compositional work is political performance and interactive works for mixed media, using creative processes inspired by various disciplines. Music and sound is an essential tool in her work, used as a canvas where several rules are applied to create examples of cases connected with her research topics. As an artist and researcher, her main interests are political argument and discussion through artistic work. While developing her creative style, she aims at bringing those arguments closer to the audience, by creating interactive works where the audience is an active member of the performance.
Maria is currently a PhD student at Bath Spa University (UK) while working as a freelance composer and music tutor.