Catya Maré (pronunciation: catya maree) 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 e.g. Zakhar Bron), playing solo concerts as a classical violinist in the USA, Israel, Germany, Scandinavia, Italy and Spain.
She received her master´s degree at the Music Conservatory in Munich (Germany), held the position of an alternating concertmaster with one of Europe´s finest symphony orchestras (Aarhus Symfoniorkester, DK).... and then found out that there were other, more exciting options, 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.
Her new musical style, polyphonic solo violin improvisations, called "Essential Impro", both received rave reviews in the European press and opened the doors to solo performances at some of the most prestigious cultural institutions. Such as Museums of Modern Art, (e.g. National Galerie Berlin (Germany) and Kunsthaus Zürich (Switzerland)), international concert halls (e.g. Musikhalle Hamburg (Germany), and cathedrals. In addition Catya occasionally collaborated with painters and modern dancers.
She also extensively worked as a visual artist, her preferred styles being mixed media, collages and drawings.
In February 2006, still in Denmark, Catya Maré started to compose songs, where her violin is the sensual, delightful and touching primary voice. Electronica / Celtic new age / classical crossover. 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....
Catya at the HMMAs 2009.Thank you, Vinni Ratcliff!
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 the Hollywood film director Vic Alexander´s film "BUTTERFLIES IN THE WIND" at the Ava Gardner Film Festival in North Carolina.
Catya released five albums through the last three years, that both are garnering fabulous reviews and continue to delight her fans from all over the globe.
You can find some of the amazing reviews on her music on the "Reviews..." page...
In February 2008 she relocated from Denmark 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.
May 2010, The Recording Academy officially appointed Catya Maré Voting Member for the Grammys 2011.
Just for fun Catya started to include her voice into her musical work, what resulted in a flirtingly humorous, sexy & slightly wacky new style (electronica / pop / world). An excursion from new age / classical crossover to nutty electronica....
Her new album "Tell Me Why..." was released worldwide on September 8th, 2010, and shortly afterwards her funky and sexy, humorous and self deprecating EP, titled "Talk Talk Talk".
In October, 2010, she received her US Green Card, based on her achievements in the musical field.
In December 2010, she won the USA Songwriting Competition (category: instrumental).
August 2011, Catya Maré´s flirtingly humorous, self deprecating and slightly wacky music video "Tell Me Why" was nominated for the Stay Tuned TV Award / International Television Festival 2011. The awards gala took place on August 12th in Hollywood´s glamorous Renaissance Hotel....
October 2012, Catya was nominated for the prestigious Hollywood Music in Media Award again! This time in the "classical" category for her song "Leaving". The HMMAs were held on November 15th. in Hollywood´s Fonda Theater.
Catya Maré took a creative break, spent time in a Vietnamese Zen Buddhist Monastery and visited her family in Europe, and got back to her creative work in August 2013.
In September 2013, she released two books, "A Silvery Moment" and "White Marbles". Haiku style poetry, now available from amazon.com.
She also received a new nomination for the prestigious Hollywood Music in Media Award.
July / August, 2014 her latest music production (instrumental pop / classical crossover) "Voce" was audio mastered by the legendary Matt Forger @ Anisound, whose credits include Michael Jackson, Donna Summer, Paul McCartney, Quincy Jones, Steven Spielberg, John Landis, George Lucas and Francis Ford Coppola.
"Voce" was released internationally on August 28, 2014 and received an additional nomination for the Hollywood Music in Media Award 2014.
Currently Catya Maré works on a new book featuring both drawings and haiku style poetry.
AIRPLAY AT E.G.:
88.7FM WOBO (USA), La Planète Bleue (France), MIXXSTUDIOS Radio (US), Randbradio (US), Push Radio (US), Blast 1386 (UK), Sunset & Jazz Web Radio (US), The Beat.fm (US), Hrvatski Katolicki Radio, Zagreb (Croatia), Legendary Radio (US), The Loungmaster, London (UK), Bowed Radio (US), myspace podcast, SZ Radio (Norway), the NY Radio show ""Lets get metaphysical"" (US), Beach House Radio (UK), Radiogogy (US), Ambient Ping Radio (US), Planet Tranquil Radio (USA), Radio Jones (US), New Age Rhythms (USA), Blue Bert Radio (NL), Lotus Zen Radio (USA), Pagan Radio Network (USA), Adagio (USA), Moods of the Moon (USA), Orpheus (USA), Wayfarer..s Way (USA), Mystical Melodies (USA), Vinyl Bytes (USA), Eyes Of The Poet Radio (USA) and EMjoy (Germany), SISO Radio (US), CoBalt Stream (US) and Radio Papesse (Italy), Lady Pantheress Radio (US), RenegadeRadio (US), Radio Scooter International (US), WorldStreams (US), Meditation Melodies (US), Anima Lumen (Brazil), Zephyr Planet (US), Night Vision Classical (US), The Coast Radio NJ US), Music World Radio (US), Radio SoulSpeak (US), A and E Radio (US)....