|Born in Wellington, New Zealand|
Diplomas in Piano:
1. Licenciate of the Royal School of Music, London
2. Fellowship of the Trinity College of London
3. Performer's Certificate, Rosary College Graduate School of Fine Arts, Villa Schifanoia, Florence
4. Diploma with highest honours (30 e lode) Conservatorio San Pietro a Majella, Naples, under Vincenzo Vitale.
|Bachelor of Music, Victoria University, Wellington.|
voice lessons with tenor Alfredo Lattaro (who had sung under Mascagni's
baton and in Callas's early Wagnerian performances).
Voice lessons with Russian baritone Platon Shvets.
|Queen Elizabeth II Arts Council Award for post-graduate music studies abroad.|
for Tito Gobbi's Opera Workshop in Florence (Villa Schifanoia) and Rome
Invited by the San Carlo Opera House, Naples to work as voice coach, accompanist, prompt and recitative player on the following operas:
"Crispino e la comare";
"Lucia di Lammermoor", "Rigoletto", "Don Carlos", "La serva padrona"
Voice and drama coach for Paramount Films, "King David" starring Richard Gere and directed by Bruce Beresford.
with orchestra at age 20 playing Beethoven's Concerto no. 5 ("Emperor")
about which a British critic wrote:" A powerful and vital performance,
showing a splendid sense of design and scale and a real flair for the keyboard
that held the audience's interest throughout".Lately Italian critics
have praised her musicality and beauty of tone.
As piano soloist, accompanist and singer, currently performs in Italy, Germany, England, France and Greece.
Last year Mary Tzambiras was soprano soloist in three performances in the Hall of the Governatorato, Vatican City.
Has recorded for Phonitipia (Mendelssohn's "Variations Serieuses") and is the speaking voice in the Broadway production of "Peter Pan - Betwixt and Between" (CD Opera Omnia).
coming to Italy, has worked extensively as voice and piano teacher, both
with individuals and with small groups.
Guest lecturer at John Cabot University in Rome on acting techniques and use of sound tracks in epic movies set in Ancient Rome.
Italian, Greek, French: fluent
German, Russian, Rumanian, Spanish: working knowledge.