María García began piano studies in her native Puerto Rico at the age of four. She received a Bachelor of Music with Distinction in Performance from the New England Conservatory of Music. Graduate studies followed at SUNY Stony Brook, where she received a full merit scholarship and completed a Master’s in Music. An active chamber musician and soloist, García has performed throughout the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, the Czech and Slovak Republics, Israel, Venezuela, Tunisia, Puerto Rico, and more. Locally, she is a sought-after collaborator and music teacher. During the summers, she heads the Piano Program at YMA music festival. María performs with groups like the Oregon Symphony, Oregon Ballet Theatre, Third Angle Ensemble, and 45th Parallel Universe, and was a founding member of the Award-winning 20 Digitus Piano Duo. She has been All Classical Radio’s Artist in Residence for the years 2022-23.