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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