As one of America’s leading proponents of new music, Maria Bachmann has received critical acclaim for her performances and recordings of new works by such legendary composers as Philip Glass, John Corigliano, William Bolcom, Lou Harrison, Leon Kirchner, George Rochberg, Arvo Part, Paul Chihara and Alfred Schnittke as well as young composers such as Paul Moravec, Daniel Bernard Roumain (DBR), Derek Bermel, James MacMillan, Sebastian Currier, Paul Dresher, Robert Beaser and others.


Paul Moravec has written 14 works for Maria, and she has given the world premiere of all of these:
  • Tempest Fantasy (2003) -Winner 2004 Pulitzer Prize in Music
    For Piano Trio and Clarinet
  • Concerto for Violin and Orchestra - World Premiere May 2010
  • Vita Brevis for Soprano and Piano Trio (2008)
  • Sonata for Violin and Piano (1994)
  • Ariel Fantasy (2001) for violin and piano
  • Evermore (2004) for violin and piano
  • Double Action (2006) for violin and piano
  • Mood Swings for piano trio (1999)
  • Scherzo for piano trio (2003)
  • BASS Variations (2003) for piano trio
  • Passacaglia (2005) for piano trio
  • Protean Fantasy (1995) for violin and piano
  • Circular Dreams (1988) for piano trio and clarinet
  • Atmosphera Villa Aurelia (2006) for string quartet

Maria has premiered and recorded works by:
Frederic Balazs Sonata
Robert Beaser Sonata for Violin and Piano
William Bolcom Sonata No 2 “In Memory of Joe Venuti"
John Corigliano

Sonata for Violin and Piano
The Red Violin: Chaconne for violin and piano
The Red Violin Concerto
Suite from the Red Violin

Sebastian Currier

Entanglement (1992)
- commissioned by Maria Bachmann
Clockwork

Paul Dresher Double Ikat
Philip Glass Sonata for Violin and Piano (2008)
-commissioned for Maria Bachmann by Lucy Miller & Martin Murray
Albert Glinsky Toccata Scherzo
Lou Harrison Suite for Violin and American Gamelan
Concerto in Slendro
Leon Kirchner For Solo Violin 1 (1986)
For Solo Violin 2 (1987)
- commissioned by Concert Artists Guild for Maria Bachmann
Ian Krouse Rhapsody for Violin and Orchestra
John A. Lennon Sirens
James MacMillan Kiss on Wood
After the Tryst
Arvo Part Fratres
Jay Reise Concerto for Violin and Orchestra
Daniel Bernard Roumain String Quartet No. 5 "Rosa Parks"
- commissioned by Lark Quartet
George Rochberg Sonata for Violin and Piano (1988)
- commissioned by Concert Artists Guild for Maria Bachmann
Alfred Schnittke Sonata No. 1