At the age of nineteen, Maria Phillipos is a powerful Pop/Rock artist from Edmonton, Alberta with a passion for performing and composition. Maria is nothing but honest, proving to be raw and genuine in her songwriting and performances. Maria discovered her need for music at an early age through classical piano. Although the strict guidelines of a classical program seemed to restrain Maria’s energetic personality, she loved the piano too much to give it up and has since been rewarded her Grade Ten RCM Certificate. She has continued to grow as a musician by songwriting, refining her vocal abilities, learning guitar, and studying music theory. She is currently completing her Bachelor of Music at Grant MacEwan University where she formed her band. Together, they frequently perform at various venues and festivals in and around the Edmonton area. Maria started working on her first EP, titled “After Dark” in May 2015 and in January 2016, released it to a sold-out crowd. After Dark contains seven intimate songs she has written about loss, love, and self-discovery with haunting melodies and honest lyrics. The EP has received radio play on CJSR and has been featured in YEG Music Magazine, YEG Music Mixtape, and YEG Local Live Music. Maria is known for her enigmatic voice and lyrics beyond her years. With a bright future ahead, Maria is just getting started and is already building the foundation for a successful music career.