Maria BELTAVSKI MONDAY
Praised by clevelandclassical.com for being “radiant both in presence and sound” and a performer “with utmost awareness and musical sensitivity,” Maria Monday (Beltavski) is a graduate of the Cleveland Institute of Music where she received a Bachelor of Music in violin performance with Jan Sloman and a minor in Eurhythmics. She continued her graduate studies at CIM, studying with Kathleen Winkler, Jessica Lee and Philip Setzer.
Mrs. Monday has studied and worked with several members of the Cleveland Orchestra both at CIM and the Kent/Blossom Music Festival in the summer of 2016 where she was concertmaster of the festival chamber orchestra. She has worked under the baton of many distinguished conductors such as Franz-Welser Möst, James Feddeck, Brett Mitchell and Hans Graf.
As an avid chamber musician, Mrs. Monday took part in CIM’s Advanced String Quartet Seminar and has also worked with several notable chamber artists including the Jasper String Quartet, the Fry Street String Quartet and the world-renowned trio Time For Three. She attended Credo Chamber Music for three summers, where she performed in solo master classes with violinists Stephen Clapp and Stephen Shipps. In addition, Mrs. Monday performed as soloist in the Brandenburg Project that toured Chicago and Cleveland. She was the winner of the 2013 Jean L. Petitt Memorial Music Scholarship Competition, which gave her the opportunity to solo with the Cleveland Pops Orchestra in Severance Hall.
She has served as both Principal Second Violin and Concertmaster of the CIM Orchestra, concertmaster of the NOI Orchestra (National Orchestra Institute), and concertmaster of the Kent/Blossom Chamber Orchestra. Mrs. Monday is currently a member of the Firelands Symphony and Cleveland POPS Orchestra, Principal Second Violin of the Mansfield Symphony and an associate musician with the Columbus Symphony.