Maria Semes currently plays in the first violin section of the Louisville Orchestra. She has performed with numerous orchestras in the United States including the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, The Nashville Symphony the Britt Festival Orchestra, the Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra, and the Spoleta USA orchestra. Maria performs extensive chamber music on both the violin and viola and is a member of the Noulou Chamber Players in Louisville. She received her Bachelor and Master of Music from The Juilliard School where she studied with Naoko Tanaka and David Chan. She recently joined as adjunct faculty at Indiana University Southeast in the fall of 2019.