Maria Kalesnikava was born in Minsk / Belarus. After completing her soloist studies as a flautist in Minsk, she continued to study Early Music and Contemporay Music at the Musikhochschule Stuttgart, completing both courses in 2012. She has participated in many german and international festivals with various ensembles such as ECLAT, Donaeschingen MusikTage, TonArt Esslingen, etc. Since 2016, Maria Kalesnikava has been working on her own projects teaching classical music. In doing so, she discovers the ways in which classical as well as modern music could reach every heart of our contemporaries. Since 2017 she works as project manager of the Artempfestival.