A native of Harvard, Massachusetts, harpist Maria Rindenello-Spraker was a prize winner in the Advanced Division of the American Harp Society's 18th National Competition. In May of 2013, she received her Master of Music degree from New England Conservatory in Boston, where she also received her Bachelor of Music degree under the tutelage of Dr. Ann Hobson Pilot. In the spring of 2011, Maria was featured alongside Dr. Pilot on a WGBH radio program about Pilot’s groundbreaking career as a member of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and teacher.
Maria has participated in the Spoleto Festival USA, the Aspen Music Festival, Monadnock Music, and the Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival. From 2009 to 2014, Maria served as Principal Harp with the critically-acclaimed chamber orchestra Discovery Ensemble. Currently, Maria performs with Callithumpian Consort, the Orchestra of Indian Hill, the Amaryllis Chamber Ensemble, and other greater-Boston area ensembles. She is an active freelancer in New England and studio recording artist for film and video game scores. As a harp teaching artist, Maria is on faculty with the Cape Conservatory, Indian Hill Music School in Littleton, and at the Groton School.
Maria also maintains and repairs harps as a guild-certified harp technician.
M.M. & B.M., New England Conservatory