Ooops I meant to post this like two weeks ago 🤦‍♀️ Anyway, that was from our concert in Córdoba, Spain with @harpandkanun last month! Shows in all other countries of our European tour got cancelled for the second year in a row (there’s no emoji sad enough to depict how we felt about that

..). BUT, the good news is, cultural events are finally resuming in France (masked, sitted, seats spaced out) and I will be back with CONCERTS IN MY HOMELAND NEXT WEEK!!…

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My Future – Billie Eilish

Warming up while in residency at the Theatre de la Pergola of Bordeaux yesterday. Here are two versions of Billie Eilish's song My Future! 1 : Emo harp and voice.…

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Cyr Wheel and Harp

Hypnotic content alert ! I improvised this new piece for the amazing Cyr Wheel artist @circusman_alexis. Catch the full performance on YouTube channel "Circusman Alexis" ! Filmed by Romain Guilhem at…

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A year ago today, we premiered Carlos Mejía’s Concerto for harp and orchestra in the Caribbean with the Camerata Caribensis

... And I almost had a heart attack when I saw how the harp was going to be transported to the venue. Spoiler alert: the harp made it alive (swipe…

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A batch of new arrangements have been published!

They are available for order through our website: https://ensembletraversees.com/en/shop ———————————– Mes bouclettes emmêlées voulaient juste vous dire que de nombreux nouveaux arrangements viennent d’être publiés ! Pour commander, rendez vous…

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Just released a new music video!

"Paris Parapluie" it's a beautiful brand new piece for solo harp written by British composer Paul Lewis. Watch it on YouTube at this ling https://youtu.be/-3zLm-dJDeA or on the "videos" page!…

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Tango Time!

This Tango is the first movement from Carlos Parada’s brand new Latino-American Suite for harp and sax! I should have been on a plane to Colombia this week, where we would…

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We celebrated World Harp Day by performing in a marathon livestream (over 7 hours!) of performances by harpists from all around the world

I played from France, Mohamed-Amine from Tunisia, and the incredible Alexander Boldachev live streamed the whole thing from Switzerland! Gotta do what you gotta do to keep the show going…

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Missed us? Cause we’re BACK!!

We’ll be playing our first concert in front of a live audience in 6 months TOMORROW!! Friday 28 August, 8:30pm, Arcachon, France. Huge venue; Well spaced-out seats; Masks mandatory; Hand sanitizer on site… We’re…

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En route to Limoges !

Limoges, we're coming for you! Playing with flute and bassoon tonight at 8pm, swipe right for details. ------------ Concert en trio flute, basson et harpe pour Haute-Vienne en Scènes ce…

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Recording a Christmas special

The special Christmas Eve show that we recorded with Camerata Camerensis for Canal 4 in the Dominican Republic is about to air! Wishing you all a wonderful Christmas Eve! ----------------…

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Cumbia-time! A short extract from the 3rd movement of Carlos Andrés Mejía Zuluaga’s new harp concerto!

In this 3rd movement, we're talking revisited traditional Colombian dance rhythms, baroque-style intros and timpani solos among other surprises. I had a lot of fun getting to premiere this gorgeous…

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Sharing a fragment from the end of the second movement of Carlos Andrés Mejía Zuluaga’s new harp concerto!

So happy to be sharing another snippet from Carlos Andrés Mejía Zuluaga’s new harp concerto, Solstice Lunaire! Many thanks to @sibelle_marquez for this video from our concert with the Camerata…

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A few snippets from Carlos Andrés Mejía Zuluaga’s new concerto for harp and orchestra, “Solstice Lunaire”

This is the 1st mvt cadenza, from our concert with the @cameratacaribensis in Santo Domingo two weeks ago! Carlos Andrés Mejía Zuluaga finished this concerto back in October, and this…

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Morning shows are tough…

When they figure out your accent within the first sentence... 🤣 Trying to promote Carlos Mejía's new harp concerto and tomorrow's concert with the @cameratacaribensis on @sintesisdo ️ --------------- Concierto…

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Hi from the Dominican Republic!

I am very excited to be performing Carlos Andrés Mejía's brand new concerto for harp and orchestra next Wednesday in Santo Domingo with the @cameratacaribensis! --------------- Hola amigos de República…

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The tour continues

... Three pedagogical shows+concerts down and three more to go this week! Playing in Le Thillot today, La Bresse tomorrow and Metz on Saturday. ------------- La tournée du Nord/Est continue...!…

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Sheherazade – The Other Night, part 2

Premiere of Samir Ferjani's new opera in Sousse. This time on the electric harp -- yes, your eyes are not deceiving you!! Arguably just as much levers-moving than actual notes-producing...…

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Wonderful day at l’Accordeur ️

We had a wonderful time performing a crossover program at L'Accordeur in St-Denis-De-Pile yesterday! ----------------------- Un grand merci à la ville de St-Denis-De-Pile et à L'Accordeur de nous avoir si…

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Haaaaave you met Kamel?

(My kamele n'goni that is!) We're crossing this little desert and coming to you very soon! 🐪 The Kamele n'goni (or kamalengoni) is a modern variation of the traditional six…

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Late night studio sessions

When you're too tired to stand up, but jamming? I mean, yes sure, that's fine! ------------------ Sessions nocturnes ! Quand on est trop fatigués tenir debout, mais jouer ? Bien…

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On Tunisian National TV

Thank you for having me today, Télévision Tunisienne! It was a pleasure to be back! ---------------------- Merci la Nationale 1 pour l'accueil aujourd'hui ! Toujours un plaisir de venir parler…

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Off to a little French tour !

We're kicking things off tonight with a flute and harp recital in Le Pizou! So glad to be back in beautiful Dordogne! ️Dates for the rest of the week: Bouliac…

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In Paris? Come hear Debussy’s masterful concertino for harp and orchestra, “Danses Sacrée et Profane”!

Concert on Sunday!! Auditorium Rostropovitch (222 rue de Courcelles, 75017). Entry is free if you book through +33 1 47 64 98 99 ---------------- Si vous êtes à Paris, venez écouter…

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At RTCI radio in Tunis

Had a wonderful time at RTCI radio! Thanks for having us around to discuss our new song "زين الزين" Zin Ezin. Check out the music video here : https://youtu.be/as6X-pSRFiY

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The Skyfall Scores Saga

In 2014, Myriam and I recorded a flute & harp cover of James Bond theme song Skyfall by Adele (it's on YouTube here: https://youtube/30EhGIy5fu4). We've been trying ever since to…

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Nine of our arrangements for flute and harp are now available for purchase online through Profs Edition!

You can find the scores here: https://www.profs-edition.com/auteurs/maia_darme ------------------- Neuf de nos arrangements pour duo flûte et harpe sont maintenant disponible à la vente en ligne par le biais de Profs…

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Disassembling the harp before restoration

Warning: graphic video including violent (but unfortunately very necessary) content! The wonderful Alexandre Budin flew out from Paris to help me with the last stage of the restoration of Tunisia'…

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Harp, flute and clarinet : a new trio in Nabeul

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A new chamber ensemble is born! Maia is performing for the first time with an exciting new instrument combination: a harp, flute and clarinet trio. Flutist Valerie Altwegg, clarinetist Caroline…

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Old Spanish lullabies

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New music video alert! Maia plays an old Andalusian lullaby titled "Nana". This melody was transcribed and harmonized by Manuel De Falla -- who remembered his mother singing it to…

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Performing Tchaikovsky’s superb harp cadenzas

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Maia will soon be joining the Tunisian Symphony Orchestra for a concert dedicated to Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, featuring all the gorgeous, flowing and virtuosic harp cadenzas from Swan Lake, The…

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Autumn video: Aquaharp by Animusic

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Maia Darme performs Aquaharp by Animusic, on a real harp!Animusic is an American company specializing in the 3D visualization of MIDI-based music. They produced three DVDs of computer-generated music videos…

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Oud, nay, guitar… and electric harp!

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Maia will be guesting at two exciting jazz / world music concerts in Tunisia this weekend, featuring Fadhel Boubakar on the oud, Ahmed Litaiem on the nay and Omar Kasraoui…

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Summer is Coming ! New video – Rumba

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Harp, percussions, and memories of Cuba. Harp by Maia Darme, percussions by Dominique Blanc, video by Aymen Bachrouch. Music from Les Ilets, by Bernard Andrès. Bernard Andrès, born in France…

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Celtic Tales in Tunisia

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Maia performing Celtic Tales by Jean-Philippe Vanbesalaere with the Tunisian National Orchestra at the Theatre of Tunis on May 10th, 2015. She performed on an antique Erard harp belonging to…

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A New Electric Harp

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In addition to her pedal and lever harps, Maia is now playing a black Camac electric harp. French harp manufacturer Camac built the first solid-body electric harp in the 1980s…

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Opening up to New Musical Styles

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Recording electro-pop/hip-hop at Asylum Records studio (producer Dr. Linus, collaboration with Mary Boyoi) and at 360 Media studio (producer Ivan) in Juba, South Sudan. 

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An African Twist

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Oryema Okot from the Luo tribe in South Sudan gives Maia's bardic harp a new dimension, playing it like an adungo harp, as seen in the foreground.

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New Adventures in South Sudan

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Maia recently dived into a new adventure by taking her bardic electro-acoustic harp to South Sudan. Pictured below, hanging out after a presentation at a school in Juba, the capital,…

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More than 30,000 Views on YouTube!

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A year ago, Maia created a channel and started posting harp videos on youtube. They now have more than 30,000 views! A heartfelt thank you to everyone.There will be more…

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On Libyan TV

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Fuad Grittli is a Libyan singer-songwriter, radio host and frequent guest on Libyan television. Maia played with him on a number of occasions. HERE is one of their appearances on…

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Pixelophonia, Video Games Music for Orchestra

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A few months ago, Maia indulged her inner geek and lent a hand to friends at Pixelophonia for two recordings. Videos of the session are now available online. Pixelophonia is…

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Happy New Year 2014 from Libya

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Maia recently relocated to Libya with a small electro-acoustic bardic harp (pictured here). She will be based in Tripoli for several months to study Arabic and Berber traditional music and…

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J.S. Bach’s Italian Concerto

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The Italian Concerto ("Concerto nach Italienischem Gusto": Concerto after the Italian taste, or Concerto in the Italian style) is a three-movement concerto for harpsichord solo composed by Johann Sebastian Bach.…

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October in Residence

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Maia spent October touring in Morocco with the Orchestre Philarmonique du Maroc before relocating to the "Sans Plomb" (Ivry-sur-Seine, France) for an artistic residency with the wonderful artists of the…

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An Exciting New Release !

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Here's the result of a fun session at Studio 504 : Maia and Myriam Darmé's take on the last James Bond title track, Skyfall. They arranged Adele's song into a…

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Animusic cover on a real harp

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Animusic is an American company specializing in the 3D visualization of MIDI-based music (www.animusic.com). This is Aquaharp (composed by Wayne Lytle and featured on their first DVD) on a real…

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Where to Listen to Maia in June ?

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Saturday 22 June, 5pm (Chapelle Henri IV, 23, rue Clovis, Paris) : Boieldieu Harp Concerto and Debussy Danses accompanied by the Henri IV Orchestra Thursday 13 June, 6:30pm (Paris 17è) :…

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A Bit of Jazz on Maia’s Harp

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A recording of Maia performing Bernard Andres' song "Duke" (a tribute to Duke Ellington), on solo harp. The percussive sounds are her hitting the soundboard of the harp while playing. 

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Buenos Aires Summer

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"Summer" from The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires (a set of four tangos written by Ástor Piazzolla) transcribed for solo harp.

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Announcing the Légende

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Coming up soon... Maia's harp and Catherine Jacquot's incredible visuals join forces to tell the Légende. 

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Impromptu

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The recording of an Impromptu written for Maia by Sarah Wald as part of a series of miniatures for solo harp, and premiered in New York a year ago is…

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Playing Félix Godefroid

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Maia playing a Concert Study written by French composer (and virtuoso harpist) Felix Godefroid in a recital last month.https://www.dailymotion.com/video/xuf2gn

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Meet Gotellfire

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Maia worked with Gotellfire on the band's upcoming EP. You can listen to a first song online, Aurora !

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Harp and Cello

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Arpeggione Sonata D821 by Schubert (extract from the 1st movement, exposition), transcribed for Cello and Harp. With Liam Morrissey on the cello, Paris 2012.

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Narthex by Andres

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Bernard Andres' harp and flute duet Narthex. An extract of Maia’s Farewell Concert in Canberra, 2009. Recorded by and aired on Artsound fm. Flute: Rachel Howie. The narthex is an…

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Enchanted Dawn

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The Enchanted Dawn, a Ravi Shankar song based on the raga Miyan-ki-Todi, perfomed live on flute and harp. Flute : Floriane Gruson. Recital at the Academie des Jeunes Solistes in…

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Salzedo Variations

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Carlos Salzedo's Variations on a Theme in Ancient Style for solo harp. An extract of Maia's Farewell Concert in Canberra, 2009. Recorded by and aired on Artsound fm.

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