Born and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Maria holds an M.A. Degree in vocal solo performance from the Conservatory of Music "S. Cecilia", Rome, Italy and from the Escuela Superior de Canto, Madrid, Spain.

Maria has a won a number of international music festival awards and scholarships for her vocal interpretive design of chamber and recital music from Italy, Spain, Canada and the United States. Her exquisite interpretive strength and ability has led her to first world performances of the Spanish composers Nelson de Macedo, Carmelo Bernaloa and Canadian composers Grace Dansereau and Randy Scott.
Maria Rekrut In 1986, Maria moved from New York City to Niagara-on-the-Lake and not only continued to perform but also was asked to direct the Grace United Church and Canadiana Choirs. She developed vocal programes for Niagara College and the Niagara District Seconday Performing Arts School.
As founder of the Niagara Oratorio Society, she has performed both oratorios and recital works in both Canada and the United States. Maria has a number of C.D.'s the most recent is Christmas with Maria Rekrut and friends.
When you arrive at Wishing Well Cottage not only will you experience the music of Maria's C.D.'s but you will visually be stimulated by her own private international art collection. A stay at her " Museum within a Cottage" will delight all of your senses.


This circa 1871 historic summer cottage is a 'Museum within a Cottage' and is filled with a private art collection, antiques and collectibles.
Home comforts in this adult oriented cottage include: feather down mattress, duvet and pillow, fluffy bath robes and hair dryer. All you have to bring is your toothbrush!
The cottage boasts colour TV, clock radio and fireplace in an air-conditioned and air-purified environment.
Relax on the patio or deck, surrounding yourself with the tranquility of our unique organic Victorian garden.
The Cottage is just a few minutes walk to the Old Town centre.
The property is open all year and is great as a summer retreat or winter getaway destination.