“singer-pilot-life extensionist” was born in Buenos
Aires, Argentina. She’s half
Italian, half Spanish, and an American citizen. She came to the US for
the first time after being granted a scholarship to study at the Berklee
College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts. Now she is established in
sunny Los Angeles after eighteen years of being in the US.
While in Los Angeles, she’s written songs and performed as a soloist singer/actress for several feature films, commercials, musicals, and TV shows. Some of her movies are: Rush Hour and Rush Hour 2 (with Jackie Chan), After the Sunset (with Pierce Brosnan), The Magnificent Ambersons (with Madeleine Stowe), Picking up the Pieces (with Woody Allen), Diamond Hunters (with Alyssa Milano), A Walk in the Clouds (with Keanu Reeves), with her latest movies being L’imbroglio Nel Ensuolo, as an actress and singer together with Geraldine Chaplin, Maria Grazia Cucinotta, and Anne Parillaud and A Matter of Principle (Federico Luppi and Norma Aleandro) for which she performed and wrote three songs. Also, you can listen to her music and voice in the TEDMED conferences videos.
Maria has been recognized with an ASCAP award after having the song “Lucharé por tu Amor” on the Billboard charts for 19 weeks. This song was performed by Latin star Alejandro Fernández for the movie Zapata directed by Alfonso Arau (Like Water for Chocolate). Also as “Maria Maria” she recorded a song for the soundtrack of this movie put out by Sony Music, some of the other artists in it are: Gloria Estefan, Sin Bandera, Alejandro Fernandez, Reyli Barba, and Ana Gabriel.
She also works as a live touring and studio singer working with renowned international artists including Perry Ferrell (Janes Addiction), David Foster, Lalo Schifrin, Ricky Martin, Colin Hay (Men at Work), Nuno Bettencourt (Extreme), Luis Miguel, Eikichi Yazawa, Jean-Michel Byron (Toto), Alejandro Sanz, Maurice Jarre, Ricardo Montaner, Alejandro Lerner, Cristian Castro, Alejandra Guzmán, among others.
Besides music, she’s currently producing and hosting her own TV show “Airquest” which will air soon on a major network. She has also just been appointed Cultural Attache to the General Consulate of Argentina in Los Angeles and is the Chapter Coordinator and Volunteer Coordinator for SENS Foundation (Founded by Aubrey de Grey, Sarah Marr, and Mike Kope). She’s also a Methuselah Three Hundred Member, an Alcor member, and a pilot and airplane owner. She likes flying high!!