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Catya Maré has been playing the violin all her life (first concert as a soloist with an orchestra at the early age of 10 years old, teachers a.o. Zakhar Bron), playing solo concerts as a classical violinist in the USA, Israel, Germany, Scandinavia, Italy, Spain.
She received her master´s degree at the Music Conservatory in Munich (Germany), held the position of an alternating concertmaster with a large Scandinavian symphony orchestra (Aarhus Symfoniorkester).... and then found out that there were other possibilities, this wasn´t enough....

One day, in 2004, when recovering from a bad influenza and starting to play the violin again, she became aware of the fact, that she was playing something she never had heard or seen before. Music arising from the moment! A quite unusual thing for a classical musician.
Since then she performed at Museums of Modern Art (National Galerie Berlin (Germany), Kunsthaus Zürich (Switzerland), international concert halls, shows and collaborated with dancers and painters.

In February 2006 Catya Maré started to compose songs, where her violin is the delightful and touching primary voice. Electronica / world / ambient / classical. A collaboration with Jakob Gadegaard Frandsen (engineer) and Henrik Koitzsch (guitar player).
Fantastic responses immediately! Her songs have been broadcast at hundreds of international radio stations, are receiving the most amazing reviews and are placed on TV shows and Hollywood films....

In April 2007 Catya Maré won the Sonic Bids Award for Composition, what resulted in a non-exclusive publishing deal with the US music publisher Noteborn Music.
And in September her song "It Came True" was featured in Vic Alexander´s film "BUTTERFLIES IN THE WIND" at the Ava Gardner Film Festival in North Carolina.

When not performing concerts/shows Catya Maré composes / produces / records new music. LIGHT LONGING, the critically acclaimed debut album, has been released in January 2007 and is available e.g. here from her website and every major digital music outlet, such as iTunes, Amazon, CDBaby etc...As is her second album, REMEMBERING THE DAY.

You can find some of the fabulous reviews on her albums on the "Press"- page...

In February 2008 she relocated to Los Angeles.

November 2008: Catya Maré was nominated for the prestigious Hollywood Music Award.

February 20th, 2009: Catya won the Billboard World Songwriting Contest in the category "electronica/soundtrack".

April 2009: Her music is featured on the short film "Homecoming". The film was shown at all the major film festivals in the USA.

November 19th: Catya Maré won the Hollywood Music in Media Award in the category "Ambient / New Age". The award show took place in the world famous Kodak Theater Complex, Hollywood, on November 19th. 2009 and was televised in 18 countries, including the UK.




On February 8th, 2010 her third, much anticipated album "Destination Love" was released worldwide. A celebration of love...uplifting, inspirational, dreamy, relaxing, soulful, sensual instrumental songs, that feature the violin as a delightful and touching primary voice woven into a spectacular electronica / world / orchestral / pop backing.

"Destination Love" already enjoys great popularity especially on iTunes, where its songs have been included into hundreds of top-rated imixes.

February 26th, Catya Maré wins 8 Editor´s Choice Awards on one of the leading music licensing sites today: Revostock.

May 2010, The Recording Academy officially appointed Catya Maré Voting Member for the Grammys 2011.


 

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