“This born performer has tackled many of the hardest... works, composed neo-classical pieces”
“...a chance to showcase this young woman’s irrepressible style”

The Courier-Mail

"Maria is a... concert pianist and pipe organist with an amazing talent"

“Piano perfection”

"Gifted soprano and composer"

The Redland Times

“…congratulations on your concert last night… it was most enjoyable.”

Bay FM Compact Classics

"Key note... recital"

Western Suburbs Weekly

“What a huge CV”

“…my very welcome guest in our 4MBS studio this morning is a pianist, organist, singer, actor, composer, tennis player, soccer player, swimmer, all by the age of twenty…”

“Huge program for one person” [Piano, Voice and Pipe Organ with Maria Welna]

“Both very dramatic” [Sonata & Nocturne by Maria Welna]

“This is an enormous recital, it’s one of the biggest I’ve seen…”

“It’s very special”

“It’s been a delight to meet you.”

Howard Ainsworth, 4MBS Classic FM’s Music Lover’s Choice

“...Maria was invited to perform at several important Polish functions in Perth… where she played to a large audience which included the Minister for Multicultural Affairs, State Director of Immigration and Ethnic Affairs, Consul of the Republic of Poland, representatives from various government departments and many local politicians. [The performances] met with an enthusiastic audience and… were reported in both the local and national publications as well as websites. …

We are proud to have been associated with Maria Welna and the calibre of her talent and performances and we envisage that in the future with Maria’s talent, her dedication and determination this will lead to an outstanding success on the international music scene.”

“On behalf of the Polish Community Council of Western Australia we wish you to thank [her] for [her] significant input into the musical scene of Perth.”

Halina Szunejko, OAM (Order of Australia Medal), President of the Polish Community Council of Western Australia

“Having listened to Chopin and Friends I look forward to a wonderful evening of music.”

Most Rev B. J. Hickey, Archbishop of Perth

“Your concert was wonderful! You are a very talented musician and we were so delighted to be present for the performance.”


“Thank you so much... We enjoyed ourselves immensely and commend you for providing us with beautiful music, interesting notes on the composers and their music.”

Marilyn and John

“I must say that it was a pleasure to hear you play and that we enjoyed the concert immensely”



“Maria plays the masters" 

"...virtuoso Maria Welna... an enthralling journey through the works of some of the great masters of classical music..." 

"...some of the world’s most stunning repertoire”

The Bayside Bulletin

“She’s the picture of confidence. Her hands glide over the keys with [a] speed and sureness that defy her young age. She makes it look so easy.”

"...seemingly-effortless performance"

The Chronicle-Telegram

"Dedicated to Chopin"

The Post

“…when Ms Grace was taking a tour of the Old Museum a few weeks ago… Maria was rehearsing there on that day and both Grace and I commented on how great she was and how talented she is. She was truly magnificent and we thoroughly enjoyed hearing her play the pipe organ as we toured the Old Museum.”

Stella Donatini Electorate Officer, Office of Grace Grace MP State Member for Brisbane Central (on behalf of Ms Grace)

“Next Saturday, Queensland residents will have the opportunity of participating in Maria Welna’s concert, which promises to be a major artistic happening. …Maria’s talent is multifaceted, she plays many instruments, sings, composes, writes stories, poetry and essays. She has given concerts in Australia, the US and Poland and garners an enthusiastic reception wherever she plays.”

Polish Weekly

“Once again… your performance last night was for me superb… I found your confidence and poise were exemplary… I very much enjoyed your selection of material. The well-known pieces by Beethoven, Chopin and Bach made the evening very enjoyable. Thank you very much for the privilege of experiencing your performance.”

Laurie Taylor, City of Nedlands Mayor

“I very much enjoyed your recital yesterday... I certainly could do no other than admire your ability at the keyboard. Your choice of pieces was also very enjoyable as they are mainly well known, which in itself adds to the challenge.”

Laurie Taylor, City of Nedlands Mayor

“…the pleasures of your performance are still alive in my memory. Firstly, congratulations and thanks!… The depth of your perception of the lives and works of your ‘friends’ you ‘played out’ with amazing dexterity and virtuosity… obviously the result of great dedication, hard work and love…
…a performance such as yours was special. Your own youth, beauty, dignity, giftedness and passion for the art which is becoming the heart of your life was beautiful to experience…”

Sr Maura

"Dear Maria, Thank you so much for allowing us the pleasure of hearing your beautiful music. You are indeed a very accomplished musician… We also appreciated the background you provided about each composer. Listening to you play each composer’s music immediately following your talk provided us with many reasons to listen carefully. So well done Maria. Very best wishes for your ongoing success and may you continue to provide musical pleasure to many others.“
Beth and Greg

“Congratulations on a fantastic concert…”  

Janet and Emilia

Maria Welna, a young Australian concert pianist, pipe organist, singer, composer, writer, and Arts advocate (to name a few) always had a clear vision of what her future would be like.  read more



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