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Growing up in Azerbaijan, the Netherlands and also studying in London, Marzia has experienced having many different cultural and musical influences, which have made her the pianist she is today. The variety of these cultural and musical ideas developed her as a soloist as well as a chamber music performer.

Born in Baku, Azerbaijan, Marzia started having piano lesson at the age of six with prof. Adila Aliyeva at the conservatoire and private lessons with prof. Tamila Guseyevna. At the school competitions, she received first prizes and was performing as a soloist and in chamber music. At the age of nine, Marzia and her family moved to the Netherlands. In 2001 she started having piano lessons with prof. Aalie Hutteman.

In 2007 Marzia was admitted at the Prince Claus Conservatorium in Groningen where she studied with prof. Nata Tsvereli and was awarded her Bachelor’s Degree in Piano Performance. Marzia continued her Masters studies with prof. Paul Komen, as part of which she studied for three months as an exchange student at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in London. She completed her Master’s Degree in 2014. In that same year she received a scholarship from Trinity Laban Conservatoire and several awards given by ‘The VSBfonds’, ‘Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds’ and ‘Andrea Elkenbracht Scholarship’ from the Netherlands to continue her studies in London where she completed a Postgraduate Artist Diploma with prof. Deniz Gelenbe and prof. Gabriele Baldocci.

Marzia has several private piano students and works as a piano teacher at the music school ‘The Piano Academy’.

Marzia participated in the ‘Prinses Christina Concours’ in the Netherlands and received the second prize in Groningen. She performed several times in ‘The Peter the Great Festival’ and ‘The Orlando Festival’.
Marzia has participated in master classes at the “Oxford Lieder Festival” given by Matti Hirvonen and recently in Wigmore Hall given by Roger Vignoles. She also received lessons and master classes by Tamara Poddubnaya, Ilona Timchenko, Vladimir Tropp, Macha Beloovsova, Igor Roma, Irene Russo, Bart van de Roer, Rian de Waal, Elena Richter, Jan Wijn, David Kuyken, Mila Baslawskaya, Theodore Paraschivesko, Martino Tirimo, Graham Johnson and Pascal Rogé.