Welcome to Catya Maré´s page on AirPlayDirect.com! Here you´ll find both flirtingly humorous, sexy & slightly nutty songs and beautiful / uplifting instrumental pieces. Because she does both. Catya Maré is the winner of prestigious awards, such as the Billboard World Song Contest and Hollywood Music in Media Award 2009.
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 one of the finest European symphony orchestras (Aarhus Symfoniorkester, Denmark).... 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 (e.g. 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 primary voice. Electronica / ambient / classical. A collaboration with Jakob Gadegaard Frandsen (engineer) and Henrik Koitzsch (guitar player).
Fantastic responses immediately! Her songs are broadcast at hundreds of international radio stations, receiving the most amazing reviews and are placed on TV shows and 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 Awa Gardner Film Festival in North Carolina.
In February 2008 she relocated from Denmark to L.A..
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 Hollywood movie "Homecoming". The film will be 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 ceremony took place on 19th of November in the world famous Kodak Theater Complex, Hollywood, and was televised to 120.000.000 households internationally.
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" enjoys great popularity especially on iTunes, where its songs have been included into hundreds of top-rated imixes.
February 2010, Catya was rewarded 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.
Inspired by a humorous sexy and ironic video she did in July 2010, Catya started including her own voice into her productions, what resulted in a flirtingly humorous, sexy & slightly nutty new style (electronica / pop / world).
AIR PLAY e.g.:
MIXXSTUDIOS Radio (US), La Plante Bleue (France), Randbradio (US), SISO Radio (US), Push Radio (US), Sunset & Jazz Web Radio (US), 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), 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), Wayfarers Way (USA), Mystical Melodies (USA), Vinyl Bytes (USA), Eyes Of The Poet Radio (USA) and EMjoy (Germany), CoBalt Stream (US) and Radio Papesse (Italy), Lady Pantheress Radio (US), RenegadeRadio (US)...
"Catya Maré was a featured soloist in Europe by the age of 10. So it came as quite a surprise to this classical trained prodigy when she found herself creating improvisational music after a long bout with the flu. The creative freedom she found so unexpectedly led her to a whole new career and a style of playing that some may find reminiscent of early Kitaro. Her compositions are soaring and ethereal, as one listener noted, "light given voice". She blends the sound of her violin seamlessly with the synthesized keyboards and incorporates delicate percussion and effects nicely. On this album (which was retitled and repackaged when she signed with Spectra), all nine pieces are quite rich in melody and emotion. I especially like "Spring".
This is an exceptionally nice album."
(Review by Anne Williams, New Age Retailer publication)
"The violin is her voice; it brings forth sensual, atmospheric melodies with music that refreshes the soul. Her music has begun to gain popularity across Europe through her MySpace website, and now her second CD, “Remembering The Day”, exhibits another ethereal journey into the beauty of progressive classical music. For anyone who thinks violins are boring, this album will prove you wrong. The pop feel supports the heavenly sound of her violin that can do nothing but refresh your spirit and mind. It is what legendary music does best : every track on this CD touches the soul .. and it touches the sky. It was impossible to just listen to every selection once or twice. Each song on “Remembering The Day” expresses such emotion that the listener feels it.
The music tells a beautiful story. It paints pictures in the listeners’ mind that cannot be described as anything less that gorgeous. Technically, the music is totally flawless.
“Remembering The Day” may give off the impression that it is classical, but it is much more than that; it exposes the other side of the world."
(By L Anne Carrington, Indie Music Stop)
"....With full orchestral backup on many of her songs, even those that are stripped down to nothing more than Catya's violin also have all the textures of a forest at sunrise. And I also discovered that her music paints pictures in my mind that are absolutely gorgeous. Technically, I find any point of her music to be flawless...
Comparing her to any of the finest violinists in the world isn't out of the question. I really look forward to Catya Mare's music being included on MIXXSTUDIOS playlist. Steve, you're right, she is fabulous.
(Tim Weber, MIXXSTUDIOS, USA)"
"Your music is absolutely georgous! I really enjoyed the New Age flavor while dining on your violin sounds. WOW! is all I can simply state!!"
Music Artist Promotions Director for
MIAMI Music & Entertainment /
The H.M.D. Music Resource Guide )
"....visions of sunrises, sunsets and rainbows so hauntingly beautiful, spiritual, peaceful .. and ever so holy. You took me far into my dreamworld and you made me feel like ... like, well, just like "It Came True". What an absolutely beautiful and inspirational experience it was for me. You make music do what great music - what legendary music does best - with every beat of the heart it touches the soul .. and it touches the sky. It was impossible to just listen to this song once or twice - no, for me, it was much more than that. This is a wonderful, beautiful song Catya ... no words were spoken, yet every word was said. Thank you for such a deeply emotional piece of music - I'm honored to add "It Came True" to Legendary Music"
(Legendary Music Radio)
"This Girl Rocks the music world! Check her music out! Keep up the wonderful music!"
(Sound Spectrum Magazine, USA)
"....very evocative, very visual.....nice work!"
Jay Holben, film director / producer, Hollywood
"Every once in a while something truly beautiful happens. This is such a happening. I have heard some violin music in my time but nothing compares to Catya. She is a truly remarkable musician and gives her all in her performances."
(Review by Songcatcher Records, Ireland)
"AMAZING.... You are the most talented woman I think I have ever heard!!"
Universal Promotions (USA)
"Your music is incredibly beautiful. Very well composed and playing is even more fluid and flawless...total perfection. You are GREAT!
(-Warner Brothers Pictures
Burbank, CA US
-Twentieth Century Fox Studios
Culver City, CA US
-Bill Graham Presents (concert promoter for major concerts)
San Francisco, CA US
Beverly Hills, CA US
Artist and Repertoire (A&R))