Maria Gerter was born in Vladivostok, Russia. Maria received her first singing lessons at the age of 16 from Wolfgang Frisch. In 2012, she completed a double bachelor's degree at the University of Music in Karlsruhe. Singing with Prof. Christiane Hampe/Ingrid Haubold and piano with Roman Zaslavsky. This was followed by a Master's degree at the Zurich University of Arts with Markus Eiche, which she successfully completed with a "Master of Arts in Specialised Opera Performance" and "Master of Arts in Music Pedagogy". She received acting lessons from Annette Uhlen and Sascha Soydan. Master classes with Marcel Boone, Janice Dixon, Ruth Ziesak, Hartmut Höll, Jill Feldman, Daniel Fueter and Wolfram Rieger, among others, complemented her training. In 2014, Maria sang the role of Aminta (Il re pastore, Mozart) at Theater Schaffhausen, in 2015 at Theater Baden the role of Despina (Cosi fan tutte, Mozart) and performed Russian repertoire at Salontheater Herzbaracke Zurich. In 2016, followed an engagement at the Schlossoper Rheinsberg as Flora (La Traviata, Verdi). At the Schlossoper Weikersheim she sang the Knusperhexe in Humperdinck`s Hänsel und Gretel in 2017 and was a guest at the Festival der Stille (Kaiserstuhl CH) and at the Theater Neu-Ulm in 2017/2018 with her programme "Von Kopf bis Fuss auf Liebe eingestellt". In summer 2019, Maria performed at the Grachtenfestival Amsterdam as part of the "Performing Opera". A special focus of her artistic activity is concert singing in the form of recitals, oratorios and chamber music projects. Maria has sung with the Ukrainian ensemble "Capella Leopolis" (Stabat Mater Pergolesi), the symphony orchestra Nota Bene (Schubert Lieder) and is a regular soloist with the Winterthur Chamber Ensemble (Biblische Lieder Dvořák, Cäcilienode Händel, Gloria Vivaldi etc.). In duo with bayanist Peter Gerter and pianist Nadezhda Geordzheva, she performs extensively at home and abroad. Maria was a scholarship holder of the Yehudi Menuhin Foundation and the Swiss Richard Wagner Association.