Maria Grochowska graduated at the Music Academy in Katowice in the flute class of Marian Katarzyński and in the chamber music class of Andrzej Janicki. During her studies she participated in courses and music festivals (Munich, Weimer, Eger, Miskolc), performing as a soloist and chamber musician, a member of the woodwind quintet Silesia. Since 1979 she has been a principal flautist in the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra, with which she has played concerts in many cities in Poland and abroad. She has made many commercial and radio recordings, performing solo parts in works of Mahler, Tchaikovsky, Richard Strauss, Brahms, Beethoven, Debussy, and Bizet. She has been a member of the Silesian Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra, Polish Chamber Orchestra ‘Sinfonia Varsovia’, and National Philharmonic. With those orchestras she has toured on many occasions, collaborating with eminent artists and conductors. She has played concerts among others with the Silesian Quartet and Camerata Vistula. She holds the position of senior lecturer at the Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice.