Kungliga Musikhögskolan i Stockholm, KMH
Maria Jönsson is a flautist from Lund, Sweden. She began playing the flute at the age of 9, She then studied classical flute with Ann Elkjaer at Musikhögskolan Ingesund, Karlstad University. She completed her undergraduate studies in Reykjavik, Iceland at Listahaskoli Islands in flute and music pedagogy with Martial Nardeau. There she also studied other woodwind instruments, clarinet and oboe.
Maria has a strong passion for contemporary music and teaching, where her final thesis for her Bachelor investigated the education of extended techniques for flute in Iceland. She has been exploring the realm of experimental composition with graphic scores and strives to push the limits of what she can accomplish on the flute. One of her dreams is for everyone to share her love of contemporary music and to at least give it a chance and to not base opinions on preconceived notions of contemporary music. This is very important to Maria as she wants to integrate contemporary music into her teaching and wants to reach out to an audience who doesn't usually listen and experience contemporary music.