Voted the Best Solo Guitarist in New York's Capital Region. Maria Zemantauski has been described as "World class, a real player...a musician with astounding, breathtaking technique...and not at the expense of soul." (Metroland)
Her debut cd, Mrs. Laughinghouse has won her national acclaim as one of the few touring female flamenco-style guitarists in the world.
As one reviewer wrote, "Too often flamenco-style guitarists get caught in the speed-equals-passion trap, but not Maria Zemantauski. She shows an admirable restraint in her performance style, allowing the melody and emotion to be in the forefront without burying everything in a flurry of notes." (Dirty Linen)
Zemantauski composed eight of the eleven tracks on Mrs. Laughinghouse. Her writing is inspired primarily by the passionate and percussive sounds of flamenco, but the fine nuances of her classical guitar roots are not far from the surface.
The rich, meaty sound of Mrs. Laughinghouse is a joy to listen to just a wooden guitar, six strings and an incredible guitarist!