Catya Maré

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Catya Maré
Catya-Mare-2007.jpg
Maré in 2007
Background information
Origin Germany
Genres Classical Crossover, Celtic new age, electronic, world
Occupations Violinist, Composer, Music producer, Writer, Visual artist
Years active 1985–present
Labels Catya Maré Music

Catya Maré (pronunciation: catya maree) is a multiple award winning composer, music producer, classical crossover violinist, visual artist and writer from Germany, now located in California. She received her US green card based on her achievements in the musical field. Maré has performed as a classical violinist since her early childhood, and has done numerous performances at concert halls and major museums, such as National Gallery Berlin,[1] Kunsthaus Zürich, Kunsthallen Brandts,[2] and Kunstmuseet Trapholt. In 2006 she started to compose and produce her own music (Electronic / Pop / World / Celtic new age / Classical crossover). Maré was nominated for the Hollywood Music Award in November 2008 and won the Billboard World Songwriting Contest in February 2009. In November 2009 she won the Hollywood Music in Media Award and in December 2010 the USA Songwriting Competition. October, 2010 she received a US Green Card based on her achievements. In August 2011 Catya Maré´s music video "Tell Me Why..." was nominated for the Stay Tuned TV Award / International Television Festival. In 2012 and 2013, she received additional nominations for the prestigious Hollywood Music in Media Award.

At this time Catya Maré is best known for her multiple award winning new age / classical crossover music compositions; however, she simultaneously has been active as a visual artist and writer her entire life. In September, 2013 she released two poetry books, "A Silvery Moment" and "White Marbles". Complex, emotionally intriguing and evocative haiku style contemplations, which are available from AMAZON.COM


Life and career[edit]

Catya Maré was born in Neuss, Germany into a family of professional classical musicians. She performed her first concert as a soloist with a symphony orchestra being only 10 years old. While a young adult she played solo concerts as a classical violinist in the USA, Israel, Scandinavia, Europe and at many festivals including Schleswig-Holstein Musikfestival and Santander Music Festival. Maré has received numerous scholarships (such as Stipendium der Münchner Orchesterakademie, Stipendium der Rotarischen Gesellschaft Hamburg and Konzerte Junger Künstler). She has received her Masters Degree at the Munich Music Conservatory and held the position of an alternating concertmaster with the Scandinavian symphony orchestra Aarhus Symfoniorkester.

In 2005, after recovering from a flu, she became aware of her capability to improvise on her violin. During the following year she did numerous solo violin improv performances at prestigious cultural institutions, such as the National Gallery, Berlin (Germany) and Kunsthaus Zürich (Switzerland). She left the orchestra in 2006 to create / perform her own music (Electronic / Pop / World / Celtic new age / Classical crossover), using her violin as the primary voice.

In 2008, Maré relocated to the USA. She released five CDs, Light Longing, which was the result of a collaboration with the Danish music producers Jakob Gadegaard and Henrik Koitzsch, Remembering The Day, Destination Love, Tell Me Why... and Talk Talk Talk, which she composed, recorded and produced herself.

Her music is featured e.g. on motion pictures Butterflies In The Wind,[3] which premiered at the 2007 Ava Gardner Film Festival in North Carolina, the short film "Homecoming" and TV series, such as "Cruisin´With eRider".

Catya Maré compilation

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In November 2008 her song "It Came True" was nominated for the Hollywood Music Award in the category "classical / orchestral" and Catya Maré's song "Light Longing" won the Billboard World Songwriting Contest in February 2009 in the category "electronica / soundtracks".

November 2009, Catya Maré won the Hollywood Music In Media Award (HMMA) 2009.

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

In June, 2010 Catya started to include her voice into her musical work, what resulted in a flirtingly humorous, sexy & slightly wacky new style (electronic / pop / world).

Her new albums, featuring this humorous new musical style, "Tell Me Why..." and "Talk Talk Talk" were released worldwide in fall 2010.

October, 2010 she received a US Green Card based on her achievements.

December, 2010 Catya Maré won the USA Songwriting Competition (Best Instrumental Song). In August, 2011 Catya Maré´s music video "Tell Me Why..." was nominated for the Stay Tuned TV Award / International Television Festival. 2012 and 2013 she received additional nominations for the prestigious Hollywood Music in Media Award for her songs "Leaving" (in the category "classical") and "Joy" (ambient / new age).



Discography[edit]

Maré in November 2007 in Los Angeles, CA.

Light Longing[4][5]

  • Release date: 2007
  • Label: Self-Released
  • UPC: 0786851564662

Remembering The Day

  • Release date: 2008
  • Label: Self-Released
  • UPC: 0786851564860

Destination Love

  • Release date: February 8, 2010
  • Label: Self-Released
  • UPC: 0786851590661

Tell Me Why...

  • Release date: September 8, 2010
  • Label: Self-Released
  • UPC: 0786851109375

Talk Talk Talk

  • Release date: November 15, 2010
  • Label: Self-Released
  • UPC: 0786851316872


Book Releases[edit]

A Silvery Moment

  • Release date: September 5, 2013
  • Label: Self-Released
  • UPC: ASIN: B00EZEXH1G

White Marbles"

  • Release date: September 21, 2013
  • Label: Self-Released
  • UPC: ASIN: B00FC22QGW

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