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MARIA Beyens

Kyoungmin (Maria) Beyens, from Seoul, South Korea, holds Bachelor’s degree in violin performance from Cleveland Institute of Music under the tutelage of Ivan Zenaty, and Master’s degree from Carnegie Mellon University under the tutelage of Andres Cardenes. Previously, Maria attended Kyungwon University in South Korea and Windsor Young soloist program in England.

During her CIM years, Maria was a member of the Commodore Quartet which made it to the semifinals at Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition. As a chamber musician, Maria has worked and performed with members of the Cleveland, Juilliard, Tokyo, Brentano, Emerson, Takacs, Daedalus quartets and Albers Trio. Maria also performed for NPR’s radio show “Say’s You” and with her quartet received the James Lola Faust Chamber Music Scholarship from Mu Phi Epsilon in 2014. Maria has attended Banff Chamber Music Residency, Norfolk Chamber Music Festival and National Repertory Orchestra for summer festivals.

After pursuing her Master’s degree from Carnegie Mellon University, Maria moved back to Cleveland. Maria plays with Firelands Symphony, Erie Philharmonic, Cleveland Pops Orchestra, Mansfield Symphony, Stars in the Classics and many other groups and organizations around the Cleveland area. In addition to music, she is also a professional chef and has worked with a James Beard awarded Chef. Maria also enjoys playing piano and dancing.