"Maria plays with a breadth of sound that is powerful yet sensitive, impressive yet vulnerable. Her artistry is unique, and she exudes personality through her musicianship. Maria is one of a kind - an absolute star!"
Erica Peel, Piccoloist, Philadelphia Orchestra
SYMPHONY'S NEW FIRST FLUTIST STEPPING INTO SOLO SPOTLIGHT
"...The tradition of excellence seems to be continuing with Maria Harding, who has received kudos almost from the moment she took over as principal flutist... "I'm very pleased with the way she plays flute," said Victor Yampolsky, the orchestra's music director. "And I'm even more pleased with the way she handles herself as principal flute of the Omaha Symphony. I believe she's one of our greatest assets ... she shines as a star among stars."
Omaha World Herald - November 1, 1998
"Harding proved herself a stalwart musician...she left the audience wanting more."
Bangor Daily News - January 12, 1998
"...shining as usual.../continued stand-out playing..."
Omaha World Herald - February 22, 1998
"...one of the absolute artistic anchors of the Omaha Symphony Association."
Hal France - Artistic Director, Opera Omaha - May 12, 2005
"Her nearly 6-foot frame captures the same willowy effect as her music"
Dallas Morning News - 1989
Recital - Mostly Flutes 2002
Hanson Serenade 2000
Omaha Symphony Chamber Orchestra
With flutist Willis Ann Ross 2000
Omaha Symphony 2008