Maria Gehrig was born in 1988 and grew up in Andermatt in Canton Uri. She learned to play the recorder at the age of four, and the violin at eight. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from the Lucerne University of Music in 2011 (specialising in classical music with Igor Karsko and folk music with Noldi Alder), and completed her Master in music education in 2013. Her main focus is on folk music. Besides playing in her own trio, InterFolk, and the string quartet Eiger Mönch & UrSchwyz, she also plays with her brother in the duo Fränggi & Maria Gehrig, in the Fränggi Gehrig Quintet, the Hüüsmüsig Gehrig and with the Irish folk band Cottage.