Maria Bucco

Born in Venezuela and based in Detroit, Maria's first exposure to music started as member of "El Sistema" where she discovered the power of community playing .She is a graduate of the Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow and Duquesne University in Pittsburgh. She performed with the Pittsburgh Opera and the Simon Bolivar Symphonies. Maria has been a member of the Flint Symphony since 2010 and enjoys the challenges and rewards of all performances ever since. In 2013, inspired by her passion for teaching the ability to communicate, and express through arts, Maria become the owner and executive director of Agora Arts, a community space dedicated to education through music, circus and kinesthetic arts.