Maria Maksakova — representative of the famous Maksakovs artistic dynasty.

She speaks 6 languages ​​fluently: Russian, English, German, French, Italian, Ukrainian. She was born in Munich. Soloist of the world famous opera houses (Bolshoi, Mariinsky, «Helikon-Opera»), performed at the leading opera stages of the Old World.

The Universal Music Group International label released three solo albums of Maria Maksakova. In 1995 she graduated from the music school of the Moscow State Conservatory (piano). At the same time she began her studies at the department of academic vocal of the Gnesins Russian Academy of Music, which she graduated with honours.

In 2000 she became a member of the troupe of the Moscow theater «New Opera», where she was the leading soloist. Since 2003 she's been soloist of the Bolshoi Theater (Moscow), in 2006 she began working at Helikon-Opera. 

Since 2011 — soloist of the Mariinsky Theater (St. Petersburg). In addition to the main parts in classical works, Maksakova became the first performer of modern operas: «Queen» by David Tukhmanov, «Albert and Giselle» by Alexander Zhurbin. Performed the party of Princess Charlotte in the world premiere of Rodion Shchedrin's opera «Lefty». For 9 years, was a permanent TV presenter of the program «Romance Romance» on Culture TV channel. 

Since 2016 Maria has been living in Kiev. In June 2017, she created the «Mary Maksakova Charitable Foundation» to support the talented children of Ukraine in the field of academic arts.

Since September, 2017 — the senior lecturer, the teacher of a vocal in the National Academy of the Leading Staff of Culture and Arts, recognized by UNESCO the best cultural HIGH SCHOOL of Ukraine.

Since 2018 — guest soloist National opera of Ukraine and «SHID-OPERA».

At 12 June 2018 — Advisor to the Rector of the National Musical Academy.