Mariya Orlenko began piano studies at age four. Born in Ukraine, she grew up in Vancouver, where she studied with Marina Navrotski, Donna Fishwick, and Ian Parker. She made her orchestral debut in 2014 with the Orchestre Symphonique de Quebec as a Grand Prize winner of the Canadian Music Competition. Mariya received the First Prize at the 2015 Virginia Waring International Piano Competition, and played with the Virginia Waring Festival Orchestra. She also received the Best Interpretation of a Canadian Work Prize at the 2015 OSM Manulife Competition, and was selected to be a quarterfinalist at the 2016 Arthur Rubinstein International Youth Piano Competition. Mariya has performed as a soloist with the Gulf Coast Symphony Orchestra and the Richmond Orchestra. In 2013, she was awarded the Royal Conservatory of Music Gold Medal. Mariya is a recipient of a full scholarship at the Glenn Gould School.