Maria Katugina was born 1996 in Ekaterinburg, Russia.
She started to play violin at the age of 5 at the "Music School No.1", in the class of Dina Fadeeva. In 2009 she began to study in the Ural Musical College, in the class of professor Irina Mezrina.
During her studies, Maria played numerous concerts and participated in several competitions:
2009, she is prizewinner of the Alabiev russian competition for young artists. In 2010 she is laureate of the III international competition - festival "Juzhnouralsk - Salzburg" and performs in the Mirabell Saal in Salzburg.
One year later, she is guest of the Verbier Festival as participant of the Vladimir Spivakov's fund.
In years 2011 and 2014 she participates at the Christmas concerts in the Mirabell Saal in Salzburg and in that same year she is prizewinner of international competition - festival "Juzhnouralsk - Salzburg".
Since 2012, Maria has been regularly taking part in master classes with prof. Dora Schwarzberg and prof. Sergey Krylov.
During the years 2012, 2013 she participates at the Summer Academy in Mozarteum (Salzburg), as a student of Prof. Dora Schwarzberg. In 2014 and 2015, she is student of the Cenacolo Della Musica in Catignano (Italy) in the class of Prof. Dora Schwarzberg.
In 2012, 2014, 2016 she participates at the Summer camp Val Tidone, with Prof. Sergey Krylov.
Since 2016 she takes part in the Music Academy in the frame of the festival L'ETE MUSICAL EN BERGERAC.
Since Autumn 2015 Maria Katugina is a student of Louise Chisson at the Prayner Konservatorium für Musik und Dramatische Kunst in Vienna.
She plays a modern violin (built 2014) made by Gabriel Jebran Yakoub
BRAHMS - Sonata for violin and piano n°3
PROKOFIEV - Death of Juliet