Looking for concert dates? All of Maia’s upcoming chamber music performances are listed on her Ensemble Traversées website.

  • June 10, 2021 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

    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!!
 Bordeaux Tuesday 15 June, Baurech Friday 18 June, Carignan Saturday 19 June
 COME!! I can't wait! 

Une photo de notre concert @harpandkanun  à Cordoue en Espagne (que j'ai oublié de poster il y a 2 semaines) pour vous dire que les concerts reprennent enfin en France !!! (Oui, cette légende n'a aucun sens ). 
 Rdv la semaine prochaine en personne !!
  Mardi (15 juin) au Théâtre de la Pergola, Bordeaux, Vendredi (18 juin) à l'église de Baurech, Samedi (19 juin) à Carignan
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    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!!
    Bordeaux Tuesday 15 June, Baurech Friday 18 June, Carignan Saturday 19 June
    COME!! I can’t wait!

    Une photo de notre concert @harpandkanun à Cordoue en Espagne (que j’ai oublié de poster il y a 2 semaines) pour vous dire que les concerts reprennent enfin en France !!! (Oui, cette légende n’a aucun sens ).
    Rdv la semaine prochaine en personne !!
    Mardi (15 juin) au Théâtre de la Pergola, Bordeaux, Vendredi (18 juin) à l’église de Baurech, Samedi (19 juin) à Carignan
    A très vite 🤩

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  • May 24, 2021 Harkan in Madrid

    Harkan in Madrid. @harpandkanun

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    @harpandkanun

    📸 @cadaunoescomoes

  • May 13, 2021 Taken in the middle of sound check

    Taken in the middle of sound check. Letting it sink in that there will soon be actual humans in this room 🤯🤩️

These have been our first concerts together in 15 months (we had been stuck in different countries since February 2020!)  @harpandkanun

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Photo prise en pleine balance. Et en pleine réalisation que dans quelques heures d'autres humains rempliront (à moitié ) la salle. Un vrai public en chair et en os ! 🤯

    Letting it sink in that there will soon be actual humans in this room 🤯🤩️

    These have been our first concerts together in 15 months (we had been stuck in different countries since February 2020!) @harpandkanun

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    Photo prise en pleine balance. Et en pleine réalisation que dans quelques heures d’autres humains rempliront (à moitié ) la salle. Un vrai public en chair et en os ! 🤯

  • May 12, 2021 A few shots from the last concert of our little Spanish tour with Harkan @harpandkanun

    A few shots from the last concert of our little Spanish tour with Harkan @harpandkanun . Thrilled to have been able to play in front of a live audience again! 

📸 @radiotelevisionceuta @premioconvivencia

    Thrilled to have been able to play in front of a live audience again!

    📸 @radiotelevisionceuta @premioconvivencia

  • April 25, 2021 Harkan is back!! WE ARE TOURING SPAIN NEXT WEEK

    Harkan is back!! WE ARE TOURING SPAIN NEXT WEEK. Info  I haven’t shared this on social media before because we've had to overcome so many obstacles to make these concerts happen (no, really. It would take a book…) that frankly until both of us set foot in Madrid today I wasn’t entirely sure it would actually turn out. And announcing things that get cancelled later is no fun. But THIS IS REALLY HAPPENING! We’re incredible excited and hope to maybe see some of your there!

¿Quien está en Espana? ¡Tocaremos conciertos con público la semana que viene en Madrid (martes 27 abril), Córdoba (miercoles 28 abril) y Ceuta (sabado 1 mayo)!! Con todas medidas de seguridad sanitarias vigentes. Es prácticamente un milagro que se hayan podido mantener estos conciertos... ¡Esperemos veros allá!

️ 27 April 2021 - Madrid (Casa Arabe, 7:30pm)
️ 28 April 2021 - Córdoba (Instituto Municipal de Turismo, 6pm)
️ 1 May 2021 - Ceuta (Teatro Revellín 7:30pm)

Harkan est de retour !! ON TOURNE EN ESPAGNE CETTE SEMAINE! Concerts en public, dans le respect du protocole sanitaire en vigueur, à :
 Madrid, 27 avril 2021 à 19h30 à Casa Arabe
 Cordoue, 28 avril 2021 à 18h à Instituto Municipal de Turismo de Córdoba
 Ceuta, 1 mai 2021 à 19h30 à Teatro Auditorio Revellín

Photo by: @skander.zarrad.photographe ️

    Info I haven’t shared this on social media before because we’ve had to overcome so many obstacles to make these concerts happen (no, really. It would take a book…) that frankly until both of us set foot in Madrid today I wasn’t entirely sure it would actually turn out. And announcing things that get cancelled later is no fun. But THIS IS REALLY HAPPENING! We’re incredible excited and hope to maybe see some of your there!

    ¿Quien está en Espana? ¡Tocaremos conciertos con público la semana que viene en Madrid (martes 27 abril), Córdoba (miercoles 28 abril) y Ceuta (sabado 1 mayo)!! Con todas medidas de seguridad sanitarias vigentes. Es prácticamente un milagro que se hayan podido mantener estos conciertos… ¡Esperemos veros allá!

    ️ 27 April 2021 – Madrid (Casa Arabe, 7:30pm)
    ️ 28 April 2021 – Córdoba (Instituto Municipal de Turismo, 6pm)
    ️ 1 May 2021 – Ceuta (Teatro Revellín 7:30pm)

    Harkan est de retour !! ON TOURNE EN ESPAGNE CETTE SEMAINE! Concerts en public, dans le respect du protocole sanitaire en vigueur, à :
    Madrid, 27 avril 2021 à 19h30 à Casa Arabe
    Cordoue, 28 avril 2021 à 18h à Instituto Municipal de Turismo de Córdoba
    Ceuta, 1 mai 2021 à 19h30 à Teatro Auditorio Revellín

    Photo by: @skander.zarrad.photographe ️

  • April 5, 2021 My Future – Billie Eilish

    My Future - Billie Eilish. Which version do you guys prefer?  1 : Emo harp and voice or 2: Jazzy harp solo? (SWIPE 🙂) I am struggling to decide which direction to take this!

Quelle version vous préférez ? 1: harpe et voix en mode emo ou 2: harpe solo style ragtime ?

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    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. 2: Jazzy harp solo. Which one do you prefer?

  • March 3, 2021 An Intense 36 Hours of Artistic Residency at Théâtre de l’Inox

    36 hours in an empty theater, 3 humans, 2 musical instruments and 1 camera to create & film something? CHALLENGE ACCEPTED. 

It happened last week at @bordeauxmaville and we did our very best 🤪 Here are a couple of pictures — I can’t wait to share the end result on my Youtube channel (link in bio)!!

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36 heures dans un théâtre vide, 3 humains, 2 instruments de musiques et 1 caméra pour créer / filmer quelque chose ? DÉFI ACCEPTÉ !!! 🤪

C’était la semaine dernière au Théâtre de l’Inox, en résidence de création éclair avec la . Mieux vaut tard que jamais, voila quelques images — une vidéo sortira sur la chaine Youtube en bio !

    36 hours in an empty theater, 3 humans, 2 musical instruments and 1 camera to create & film something? CHALLENGE ACCEPTED! Here are a couple of pictures from my latest artistic adventure — can’t wait to share the end result on my Youtube channel (link in bio)!

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    36 heures dans un théâtre vide, 3 humains, 2 instruments de musiques et 1 caméra pour créer / filmer quelque chose ? DÉFI ACCEPTÉ !!

    C’était la semaine dernière au Théâtre de l’Inox, en résidence de création éclair avec la . Mieux vaut tard que jamais, voila quelques images — une vidéo sortira sur la chaine Youtube en bio !

  • February 13, 2021 Harp + fx + chill weekend vibes

    Harp + fx + chill weekend vibes

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    How would the harp sound if you let loose with Fx pedals, you ask? Here is this weekend’s answer!

  • February 4, 2021 Cyr Wheel and Harp

    🪐 Hypnotic content alert ! Got a soothing video for you tonight 💭 

I improvised-wrote 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 @lagrandepostebordeaux 

La Roue Cyr, vous connaissiez ? Nouveau morceau pour / avec @circusman_alexis & ses figures hypnotiques 🌜 Vidéo complète sur la chaîne YouTube "Circusman Alexis" !

    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 La Grande Poste in Bordeaux.

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    La Roue Cyr, vous connaissiez ? Voici un nouveau morceau improvisé pour @circusman_alexis et ses figures hypnotiques. Vidéo complète sur la chaîne YouTube “Circusman Alexis” !

  • January 22, 2021 A rare sighting in times of pandemic… A stage!

    A stage!!  I mean, these days just getting to set up on a stage again, even without a live audience, is kind of emotional... (so here's a picture of my harp on stage yesterday )

Une scène !! Le genre de photo qui m'aurait paru beaucoup trop inintéressante pour la poster ici il y a un an... Aujourd'hui, c'est un petit moment émotion de se reinstaller sur une scène, même sans public live. Alors voilà, une photo de ma harpe sur scène hier après-midi 

@camacharps

    These days just getting to set up on a stage again, even without a live audience, is quite emotional… so here’s a picture of my harp on stage yesterday.

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    Une scène ! Le genre de photo qui m’aurait paru beaucoup trop inintéressante pour la poster ici il y a un an. Mais ces temps-ci, c’est une grande émotion que de pouvoir s’installer sur une scène, même sans public live… Alors voilà, une photo de ma harpe sur scène hier après-midi !

  • December 6, 2020 The City of Paris is sharing my latest music video on its official pages!

    Honored and insanely grateful to discover that my latest music video is featured on the official pages of the City of Paris!

    La Ville de Paris vient de partager mon dernier clip, Paris Parapluie, sur ses pages officielles ! Pour visionner la vidéo, rendez-vous sur la page “vidéos” ou ma chaine youtube.

  • November 27, 2020 A year ago today, we premiered Carlos Mejía’s Concerto for harp and orchestra in the Caribbean with the Camerata Caribensis

    A year ago today, we were 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 for videos from the concert)!!

Il y a un an aujourd’hui (où est passé le temps, sérieusement?!!) on donnait la première du nouveau Concerto pour harpe et orchestre de Carlos Mejía avec la Camerata Caribensis et j’ai frôlé l’ulcère en voyant comment la harpe allait être transportée jusqu’au lieu du concert. Spoiler alert: il ne s’est pas mis à pleuvoir sur la route, ils se sont accrochés à elle à chaque nid de poule, virage et freinage intempestif et elle est arrivée entière (swipe pour des vidéos du concert) !!

@cameratacaribensis

    … 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 for videos from the concert)!

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    Il y a un an aujourd’hui, c’était la première du nouveau Concerto pour harpe et orchestre “Solstice Lunaire” de Carlos Mejía avec la Camerata Caribensis et j’avais frôlé l’ulcère en voyant comment la harpe allait être transportée jusqu’au lieu du concert. Spoiler alert: elle est arrivée entière (cliquez à droite pour des fragments vidéo du concert) !

  • November 22, 2020 A batch of new arrangements have been published!

    Today we had a ray of sunshine, so I thought it would be a great idea to put on a little dress (I know, I know, everyone is thinking about Christmas already and I’m still out there trying to process the fact that summer has ended…) to let you know that more of my arrangements have been published!!🤩🤗 They are available for order on my website: EnsembleTraversees.com
(I would have tried to take a picture with my eyes open, but guess what — I was freezing )

Moi et les bouclettes emmêlées on voulait juste vous dire que plein de nos arrangements viennent d’être publiés !! Pour commander  mon site https://ensembletraversees.com

    They are available for order through our website: https://ensembletraversees.com/en/shop

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    Mes bouclettes emmêlées voulaient juste vous dire que de nombreux nouveaux arrangements viennent d’être publiés ! Pour commander, rendez vous sur le site https://ensembletraversees.com/boutique

  • November 18, 2020 The French Tourist Office is reposting my new music video on the official “France.fr” pages!

    THANK YOU SO MUCH everyone for watching, commenting on and sharing my last music video!!! You made it reach the ears of the French Tourist Office @francefr and they reposted it on the official "France.fr" page today (swipe)!! I am honoured and insanely grateful for each and every of your clicks 

(If you've missed out on the video, check out the link in bio, and don't hesitate to share away!! )

IMMENSE MERCI à tous pour vos vues, vos likes, vos commentaires et vos partages de mon dernier clip !!  L'Office du Tourisme de France vient de le partager sur la page officielle "France.fr" !!!

Video (c)@chloemzl , photo (c)@vivi_brindacier_ 

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    If you’ve missed out on Paris Parapluie, check it out on my youtube channel or on the “videos” page here!

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    Immense merci à tous pour vos vues, vos commentaires et vos partages de mon dernier clip. Il a atteint les oreilles de l’Office du Tourisme de France, qui vient de le partager sur les pages officielles “france.fr” !!

  • November 10, 2020 Just released a new music video!

    Just released a new music video!!! Check it out on my YouTube channel (link in bio)!!

It's sunny, it's heartwarming (I hope... ), it's a beautiful brand new piece for solo harp written by Paul Lewis. We shot it in Paris before the second round of lockdown with @chloemazuel ! She caught on camera this moment of pure joy as we set up for the shoot -- feeling the sun on my skin, breathing fresh air, walking around the Seine... ️ Things I am day dreaming of right now 

Minerva Gold Salvi harp from @instrumentariumparis ! 
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Mon nouveau clip vient de sortir (lien en bio) !!
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Nuevo vídeo en mi cadena de YouTube (enlace en bio), filmado en París antes del nuevo confinamiento!

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    “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!

    We shot it in Paris before the second round of lockdown with Chloé Mazuel. She caught on camera this moment of pure joy as we set up for the shoot — feeling the sun on my skin, breathing fresh air, walking around the Seine… Things I am day dreaming of right now as we are once again back in lockdown!

    I play a gorgeous Minerva Gold Salvi harp courtesy of L’Instrumentarium Paris.

  • October 26, 2020 Tango Time!

    Aujourd’hui c’est TANGO ! Es la hora del Tango... This Tango is the first movement from Carlos Parada’s brand new Latino-American Suite for harp and sax!  @carlosparadasax !

I should have been on a plane to Colombia this week, where we would have been able to meet up in person and play this together. But with my concerts & trip cancelled, Carlos asked if we could try to record at distance the beginning of the piece. 

I recorded the harp part from my living room, send it over, and then he surprised me by taking this to a WHOLE OTHER LEVEL, suited up, mixed, mastered and edited this video!! I’m so impressed  And all those French easter eggs... Check it out!! The Suite is a really fun piece, and it has 4 more movements: a Brazilian Bossa Nova, a Cuban Son, a Colombian Joropo and a Dominican Merengue! Let us know if you’d like us to record the rest!

    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 have been able to meet up in person and play this together. But with my concerts & trip cancelled, Carlos asked if we could try to record at distance the beginning of the piece. I recorded the harp part from my living room, send it over, and then he surprised me by taking this to a WHOLE OTHER LEVEL, suited up, mixed, mastered and edited this video!! The Suite is a really fun piece, and it has 4 more movements: a Brazilian Bossa Nova, a Cuban Son, a Colombian Joropo and a Dominican Merengue. Let us know if you’d like us to record the rest!

  • October 24, 2020 Recording in the empty streets of Paris…

    Not that long ago it was still sunny in Paris and we took to the empty streets to record a beautiful new piece by Paul Lewis. The video is coming out soon -- can't wait to share!!
Shot by @chloemazuel on a gorgeous @salviharpsofficial Minerva Gold harp from @instrumentariumparis 

Il n'y a pas si longtemps, il faisait encore beau à Paris et j'enregistrais une très belle nouvelle oeuvre pour harpe de Paul Lewis. La vidéo sort bientôt !! Lien vers ma chaîne YouTube en bio 

Muy pronto nuevo vídeo!! Una lindísima oda a Paris recién escrita por el compositor Paul Lewis! Pueden suscribirse en mi canal de YouTube para no perdérselo (enlace en bio)!

    The video is coming out soon — can’t wait to share!!
    Shot by @chloemazuel on a gorgeous @salviharpsofficial Minerva Gold harp from @instrumentariumparis

    Il n’y a pas si longtemps, il faisait encore beau à Paris et j’enregistrais une très belle nouvelle oeuvre pour harpe de Paul Lewis. La vidéo sort bientôt !! Lien vers ma chaîne YouTube en bio

    Muy pronto nuevo vídeo!! Una lindísima oda a Paris recién escrita por el compositor Paul Lewis! Pueden suscribirse en mi canal de YouTube para no perdérselo (enlace en bio)!

  • October 21, 2020 We celebrated World Harp Day by performing in a marathon livestream (over 7 hours!) of performances by harpists from all around the world

    Yesterday was World Harp Day! With @harpandkanun we celebrated by joining 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  

Head over to worldharpday.com or “World Harp Day Official” on youtube to watch the full event!

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Hier c'était la première Journée Mondiale de la Harpe ! 

On a marqué le coup en participant à un concert marathon en livestream avec d'incroyables harpistes du monde entier. On est heureux et fiers d'avoir apporté notre toute petite pierre à l'édifice avec : Mohamed-Amine depuis la Tunisie, moi depuis la France, et l'équipe organisatrice en train de livestreamer le tout depuis la Suisse...  tout ça tout ça

    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

    Head over to worldharpday.com or “World Harp Day Official” on youtube to watch the full event!

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    Hier c’était la première Journée Mondiale de la Harpe !

    On a marqué le coup en participant à un concert marathon en livestream avec d’incroyables harpistes du monde entier. On est heureux et fiers d’avoir apporté notre toute petite pierre à l’édifice avec : Mohamed-Amine depuis la Tunisie, moi depuis la France, et l’équipe organisatrice en train de livestreamer le tout depuis la Suisse…

  • September 12, 2020 Ready!

    Ready! 🤗

    Back to work today!

  • August 31, 2020 Grateful to our audience this weekend for being so diligent with sanitary instructions

    Grateful to our audience this weekend for being so diligent with sanitary instructions. ️

When I look at these pictures some years from now, I hope I remember all the work that went into making this one concert happen, at a time when filling up a venue meant spreading out 80 people in a massive cathedral. I don’t take for granted how lucky we were to live this moment and I hope this will remain my take-away.
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Merci à tous ceux qui sont venus à notre concert ce weekend d'avoir été si respectueux des consignes sanitaires ️
On savoure notre chance d'avoir pu rejouer en public. J'espère qu'en revoyant ces photos on gardera toujours en tête le long chemin et le travail accompli pour en arriver là, et qu'on se souviendra du verre à moitié plein plutôt que des jauges à moitié vides.

    When I look at these pictures some years from now, I hope I remember all the work that went into making this one concert happen, at a time when filling up a venue meant spreading out 80 people in a massive cathedral. I don’t take for granted how lucky we were to live this moment and I hope this will remain my take-away.
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    Merci à tous ceux qui sont venus à notre concert ce weekend d’avoir été si respectueux des consignes sanitaires ️
    On savoure notre chance d’avoir pu rejouer en public. J’espère qu’en revoyant ces photos on gardera toujours en tête le long chemin et le travail accompli pour en arriver là, et qu’on se souviendra du verre à moitié plein plutôt que des jauges à moitié vides.

  • August 27, 2020 Missed us? Cause we’re BACK!!

    Missed us? Cause we’re BAACK!! We’ll be playing our first concert in front of a live audience in 6 months TOMORROW!!   Friday 28 August, 8:30pm, Arcachon, France. 

DEMAIN on remonte sur scène devant de vrais humains pour la 1ere fois en 6 mois !! 🤩 Jauge réduite, lieu immense, sièges espacés, masques obligatoires, gel sur place... on a hâte de revoir le haut de vos visages ! 28 août, 20h30 à Arcachon.

 Huge venue
 Well spaced-out seats
 Masks mandatory
 Hand sanitizer on site… 
We’re ready to go can’t wait to see you!

Tickets at the Arcachon Town Hall & Tourist Office or at the door.

    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 ready to go can’t wait to see you! Tickets at the Arcachon Town Hall & Tourist Office or at the door.

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    Demain, on remonte sur scène devant des humains en chair et en os pour la 1ere fois depuis 6 mois ! Jauge réduite, lieu immense, sièges espacés, masques obligatoires, gel sur place… on est prêts ! 28 août, 20h30 à Arcachon.

  • July 24, 2020 Grab your radio! We’re talking all things Harkan on Canadian waves

    Grab your radio!! We're talking all things Harkan on Canadian waves with @radio.maghreb!! Or there's also the live on YouTube... https://youtu.be/0E4qLdTn51s

Attrapez votre radio vintage préférée, faites un saut à Montréal et réglez sur 104.5 fm, on est sur les ondes canadiennes pour parler d'Harkan @harpandkanun ! Sinon, il y a  aussi le live sur youtube  https://youtu.be/0E4qLdTn51s

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    Interview about to start on the Canadian Radio Maghreb!! You can also watch it live on YouTube at https://youtu.be/0E4qLdTn51s

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    Attrapez votre radio vintage préférée, faites un saut à Montréal et réglez sur 104.5 fm, on est sur les ondes canadiennes pour parler d’Harkan @harpandkanun ! Sinon, il y a aussi le live sur youtube https://youtu.be/0E4qLdTn51s

  • July 8, 2020 Taking part in Leighton House’s “Learning from Home – On the Road” series

    To make up for the cancellation of our concert in London, we have been taking part in Leighton House's "Learning from Home - ON THE ROAD..." series. In these videos, we got to give a bit of background on some of our pieces from the comfort of our homes 🥰

Today, we discussed a beloved Spanish masterpiece: "Asturias" by Isaac Albéniz and shared a pre-pandemic live performance  To watch the full 'Spain' video : link in bio or https://youtu.be/YforGLxxASw (and the last episode, focusing on Turkey: https://youtu.be/lz8f9b5Z0gI)

Thank you @leightonhousemuseum for having us, and see you next summer, London!

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    In these videos, which were created to make up for the cancellation of our concerts at Leighton House Museum, we give a bit of background on some of our pieces from the comfort of our homes

    Today, we discussed a beloved Spanish masterpiece: “Asturias” by Isaac Albéniz and shared a pre-pandemic live performance To watch the full ‘Spain’ video : link in bio or https://youtu.be/YforGLxxASw (and the last episode, focusing on Turkey: https://youtu.be/lz8f9b5Z0gI)

    Thank you @leightonhousemuseum for having us, and see you next summer, London!

  • May 10, 2020 All dates in Harkan’s 22 May – 7 August 2020 summer tour are cancelled

    All dates in our 22 May - 7 August 2020 Harkan summer tour are cancelled. Given the circumstances, we know that this won’t exactly come as a surprise. But we wanted to tell you that we are postponing our concerts to next summer, so we’ll be back — and you better bet we’ll have new music by then! Our hearts are heavy and we cannot wait to be able to perform again. Most importantly though, we hope you are all safe and taking good care of yourselves!

C’est le coeur lourd qu’on officialise l’annulation de toutes les dates du 22 mai au 7 août de la tournée d’Harkan en Europe. Vu les circonstances, ce n’est pas exactement une surprise. Mais on voulait vous dire qu'on reprogramme ça pour l’été prochain, et qu’on viendra avec de nouveaux titres dans nos bagages ! On a hâte de pouvoir remonter sur scène. En attendant, on espère surtout du fond du coeur que vous êtes en bonne santé et allez le rester  .
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    Given the circumstances, we know that this won’t exactly come as a surprise. But we wanted to tell you that we are postponing our concerts to next summer, so we’ll be back — and you better bet we’ll have new music by then! Our hearts are heavy and we cannot wait to be able to perform again. Most importantly though, we hope you are all safe and taking good care of yourselves!

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    C’est le coeur lourd que nous officialisons l’annulation de toutes les dates du 22 mai au 7 août de la tournée d’Harkan en Europe. Vu les circonstances, ce n’est pas exactement une surprise… Nous avons hâte de pouvoir remonter sur scène mais en attendant, nous espérons surtout que vous êtes tous en bonne santé et allez le rester.

  • May 6, 2020 Special feature in Spanish language Bohío magazine’s latest issue

    Special feature in Spanish language Bohío magazine's latest issue -- thank you @bohionews !

I won't get to perform it on stage this spring in the end, but I am glad that Carlos Andrés Mejía's beautiful new harp concerto is getting the attention it deserves in the press! 🥰 

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    Dossier sur le nouveau concerto pour harpe de Carlos Andrés Mejía dans le dernier numéro du magazine hispanophone Bohío.

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    Muy agradecida con Revista Bohío por este hermoso reportaje sobre el nuevo concierto para arpa de Carlos Andrés Mejía!

  • May 4, 2020 We have a new website for Ensemble Traversées!

    We have a new website for Ensemble Traversées!!  www.ensembletraversees.com 
It's been a looong time coming and quite the daunting task, so it feels REALLY good to tick that off my to do list! 🥳 For musicians, some of our arrangements are available as pdf orders and we will add more soon! All my chamber music concerts with or are listed on there; watch this space for new dates as soon as we can all safely gather again  .
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On a un nouveau site web pour l'Ensemble Traversés !! 🥳  www.ensembletraversees.com  .
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    Have a look at the new website of our chamber ensemble, www.ensembletraversees.com !
    For musicians, some of our arrangements are available as pdf orders and we will add more soon! All my chamber music concerts are listed on there; watch this space for new dates as soon as we can all safely gather again!

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    Nouveau site web pour l’Ensemble Traversés : www.ensembletraversees.com !!
    Vous pourrez y trouver les partitions de nos arrangements, les dates de tous mes concerts de musique de chambre en duo ou trio avec basson, flûte, orgue, qanun ou piano et quantité de vidéos.

  • March 14, 2020 Article in Harp Column Magazine

    This just put a huge smile on my face; thank you so much @harpcolumn!!
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Also, Harp Column always has the best advice, so you should really listen to what they say and go watch all the videos on the YouTube channel linked in bio 😇 (Weeeell, maybe not the ones from 2013 actually. I hadn’t quite mastered the camera and I still have mixed feelings about my hair back then )
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    Harp Column always has the best advice, so I can only encourage you to listen to what they say and go watch all the videos on my YouTube channel! Check out @r.milevska, @amyturkharp and @erinhillharp’s work too, because these ladies are absolute FIRE!

  • March 13, 2020 Like many artists, I have spent the past week…

    Like many artists, I have spent the past week trying to find ways of somehow making the concerts I had planned in Europe and Asia this month go ahead, from modifying travel itineraries to comply with ever-changing recommendations to downsizing audiences and looking into live streaming options. I am heartbroken that in the end there are just no other options at this point than to cancel all my trips and performances. I will do my best to take this time to record videos and of course I am already hard at work looking into rescheduling options. We had such cool programs planned with wonderful musicians… I can’t wait to share them and for the show to go on at a safer time!! Sending love and well wishes to everyone  .
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(Sad pic to reflect my mood before I started baking a mountain of comfort cookies. I am currently closer to a mixture of sugar-induced and 🤢. But I don’t really think anyone needs a visual depiction of it )

    … trying to find ways of somehow making the concerts I had planned in Europe and Asia this month go ahead, from modifying travel itineraries to comply with ever-changing recommendations to downsizing audiences and looking into live streaming options. I am heartbroken that in the end there are just no other options at this point than to cancel all my trips and performances. I will do my best to take this time to record videos and of course I am already hard at work looking into rescheduling options. We had such cool programs planned with wonderful musicians… I can’t wait to share them and for the show to go on at a safer time!! Sending love and well wishes to everyone.

  • March 5, 2020 An exciting Asian premiere in Kuala Lumpur to look forward to next month!

    Thrilled to be heading to Malaysia next month for the Asian premiere of Carlos Mejia’s Solstice Lunaire Concerto for harp and orchestra! We will be performing at the French Festival on April 5th with the Kamerata Kuala Lumpur. Harp masterclasses and a pedagogical show in KL also on the schedule!

  • March 3, 2020 Lovely reviews of Farha by Le Quotidien and Tunivisions

    Thank you Le Quotidien and @tunivisions for the lovely reviews of our new music video!! 🥰 "Farha" is out now on youtube (link in bio)!!
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Merci Le Quotidien et Tunivisions pour les articles sympas sur notre nouveau clip !!! "Farha" est sorti sur YouTube, lien en bio !! .
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    Merci Le Quotidien et Tunivisions pour ces articles si positifs sur le nouveau clip d’Harkan !! “Farha” est sorti sur YouTube: https://youtu.be/_4ZZrtd5o2Q

  • February 29, 2020 En route to Limoges !

    En route pour Limoges   On joue en trio flute, basson et harpe pour Haute-Vienne en Scènes ce soir à 20h (détails sur la seconde photo si vous êtes dans le coin !) .
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Limoges, we're coming for you! Playing with flute and bassoon tonight at 8pm, swipe right for details

    Limoges, we’re coming for you! Playing with flute and bassoon tonight at 8pm, swipe right for details.

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    Concert en trio flute, basson et harpe pour Haute-Vienne en Scènes ce soir à 20h (détails sur la seconde photo !)

  • February 18, 2020 Harkan’s new music video is finally here!!

    Harkan's new music video is FINALLY HERE!!! 🤩 Our new track is called “Farha”, which means “joy” in Arabic. I really, really hope it will make you feel just that!! ️ .
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@amine_kanun rocks the oriental kanun, Lotfi Soua juggles half a dozen percussion instruments at the same time and I'm on the electric harp with a loop pedal. Link to my youtube channel in bio!
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OYE OYE, LE NOUVEAU CLIP D'HARKAN EST SORTI !!  Il s'appelle Farha. Ca veut dire "joie" en arabe, et on espère que c'est exactement ce qu'il vous fera ressentir ! .
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Avec Mohamed Amine Kalai au kanun, Lotfi Soua aux percus, et de la harpe électrique +petit looper ! Lien en bio ! @harpandkanun

    Our new track is called “Farha”, which means “joy” in Arabic. We really hope it will make you feel just that!! ️ .

    Mohamed-Amine Kalai rocks the oriental kanun, Lotfi Soua juggles half a dozen percussion instruments at the same time and I’m on the electric harp with a loop pedal. Here it is on Youtube: https://youtu.be/_4ZZrtd5o2Q

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    LE NOUVEAU CLIP D’HARKAN EST SORTI ! Il s’appelle Farha, ce qui veut dire “joie” en arabe. On espère que c’est exactement ce qu’il vous fera ressentir ! Avec Mohamed Amine Kalai au kanun, Lotfi Soua aux percus, et de la harpe électrique +petit looper ! Pour le visionner sur Youtube : https://youtu.be/_4ZZrtd5o2Q

  • January 2, 2020 Happy 2020 ! Starting the year with Godefroid

    Happy 2020 everyone!! 🥳 I hope it brings you much joy, peace, and fulfillment ️ Here's a little blast from the past to start the year  .

Playing Felix Godefroid's Etude de Concert in Paris back in 2013 ()!! .
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Bonne année à tous!! En espérant qu'elle vous soit épanouissante et remplie de joie comme de nouvelles aventures. Un petit pour commencer 

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    I hope it brings you much joy, peace, and fulfillment! Here’s a little blast from the past to start the year. Playing Felix Godefroid’s Etude de Concert in Paris back in 2013!

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    Bonne année à tous!! En espérant qu’elle vous soit épanouissante et remplie de joie comme de nouvelles aventures. Pour la commencer en musique, voici un extrait de l’Etude de Concert de Félix Godefroid, un harpiste virtuose du 19è siècle. Live à Paris en 2013 (!)

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    Feliz año nuevo a todos!!

  • December 25, 2019 Recording a Christmas special

    Happy end of the year holidays everyone! A couple of weeks ago we recorded a little Christmas special with the @cameratacaribensis , which should be airing right about now on @canal4rd 
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Joyeuses fêtes à tous! Avec la @cameratacaribensis on a preparé un petit quelque chose pour le concert de Noël de la chaîne @canal4rd, qui devrait être diffusé à peu près maintenant! 
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    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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    Joyeuses fêtes à tous! Nous avons enregistré un concert avec la Camerata Caribensis pour l’emission spéciale de Noël de Canal 4 en République Dominicaine, qui sera diffusé dans quelques instants!

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    Feliz navidad a todos! Aquí una imagen de la grabación del concierto de navidad del Canal 4 con la Camerata Caribensis en Republic Dominicana.

  • December 19, 2019 Back to winter and emotionally-charged music

    Back to reality, winter, and emotionally-charged music 🤗 .
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    Retour à l’hiver — et à de la musique très sérieuse à en croire mon expression sur cette photo de mon récital d’hier en France!

  • December 15, 2019 Cumbia-time! A short extract from the 3rd movement of Carlos Andrés Mejía Zuluaga’s new harp concerto!

    Cumbia-time!! 🥳 Here's a little extract from the 3rd movement of Carlos Mejía’s new harp concerto, "Solstice Lunaire"!! We're talking revisited traditional Colombian dance rhythms, baroque-style intros and timpani solos among other surprises 🤗  So yeah, I had a bit of fun getting to premiere this gorgeous new work! 

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    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 new work! Huge thanks to @sibelle_marquez for this video from our concert with the @cameratacaribensis in Santo Domingo two weeks ago!!

  • December 13, 2019 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!! 🤩🤗️ This extract is from the end of the second movement. Huge thanks to @sibelle_marquez for this video from our concert with the Camerata Caribensis in Santo Domingo two weeks ago!

Endless thanks to the Camerata Caribensis for the invitation — what a delight it was to be back ️ music

    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 Caribensis in Santo Domingo two weeks ago! Endless thanks to the Camerata Caribensis for the invitation — what a delight it was to be back performing with this wonderful chamber orchestra!

  • December 12, 2019 A few snippets from Carlos Andrés Mejía Zuluaga’s new concerto for harp and orchestra, “Solstice Lunaire”

    Here come a few snippets from Carlos Mejia’s new concerto for harp and orchestra, "Solstice Lunaire"!! 🤩🤗🌞
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Endless thanks to the Camerata Caribensis for the invitation — what a delight it was to be back!! 🥰

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    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 was the second performance of the piece, after our premiere in Colombia with the Orquesta Sinfonica de Caldas. Endless thanks to the Camerata Caribensis for the invitation — what a delight it was to be back!!

    Muchisimas gracias @sibelle_marquez por estas tomas!

  • December 9, 2019 Our last pedagogical show of 2019 is in the books!

    And just like that, our last pedagogical show of 2019 is in the books! What a run it’s been… See you in 2020 for more juvenile rave parties!! 🤘😎
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    What a run it’s been… See you in 2020 for more juvenile rave parties!! 🤘😎 (Just kidding, this is a perfectly age-appropriate show, I would never deliberately get the kids over-excited 😇)

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    Rideau de fin sur notre dernier spectacle pédagogique de 2019… Rdv en 2020 pour les prochaines raves jeune public! (Je plaisante bien sûr, loin de nous l’idée de surexciter ces petits anges 😇)

  • December 8, 2019 What a wonderful audience we had in Asques yesterday night!

    What a WONDERFUL audience we had in Asques yesterday night!! THANK YOU  for the love and the bags full of local wine, cheese, ham, chocolates and homemade cakes and pastries ️ I am finally back home, exhausted and grateful, but mostly wondering if I'll ever recover from this long-term food coma

    Thank you for the love and the bags full of local wine, cheese, ham, chocolates and homemade cakes and pastries!

  • December 5, 2019 Thank you Limoges for having us this weekend!

    Thank you Limoges for having us this weekend!! A little memory from our flute-bassoon-harp trio concert last Sunday 🥰

Merci pour l'accueil ce week-end! Petit souvenir de notre concert en trio au Temple de Limoges dimanche dernier.

     

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    Merci Limoges pour l’accueil ce week-end! Petit souvenir de notre concert en trio flute, basson et harpe au Temple de Limoges ce dimanche.

  • December 5, 2019 Grateful to have been dedicated a brilliant harp solo piece by Paul Lewis

    I cannot even begin to express how grateful, honored and THRILLED I was when I received the brillant harp solo piece Paul Lewis dedicated to me, "Paris Parapluie" 🤩 The score was just published by Good Music so now you can get it too (google "Paris Parapluie Paul Lewis")!! Harpists friends, this is GORGEOUS music, highly recommended!! It's a 4'30 minutes long harp solo, advanced but not painstakingly difficult if that makes sense  A fair warning though, it sent me down a serious Paris nostalgia rabbit hole (to which I know no cure but wine) and might induce croissants cravings 🤷‍♀️ .
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Tellement émue, reconnaissante et fière d'avoir reçu la partition de la pièce que Paul Lewis m'a dédiée !! 🤩 L'oeuvre vient d'être publiée chez Good Music et la partition est disponible à l'achat en ligne (cherchez "Paris Parapluie Paul Lewis")!! C'est un morceau (en toute objectivité ) magnifique et très agréable à jouer ! Amis harpistes, je le recommande chaudement, vous ne regretterez pas !! (Harpe solo, 4'30 minutes, niveau 3ème cycle)

    The score was just published by Good Music so now you can get it too ! It’s a 4’30 minutes long harp solo. A fair warning though, it sent me down a serious Paris nostalgia rabbit hole (to which I know no cure but wine) and might induce croissants cravings.

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    Emue et reconnaissante d’avoir reçu la partition de la pièce que Paul Lewis m’a dédiée ! L’oeuvre vient d’être publiée chez Good Music et la partition est disponible à l’achat en ligne !! C’est un morceau de 4’30 minutes, très agréable à jouer ! Amis harpistes, je le recommande chaudement !

  • November 27, 2019 Interviews on “De Extremo A Extremo” and Independencia FM

    Thank you "De Extremo A Extremo" and Independencia FM  for the invitations to discuss tonight's concert.  Can't wait to perform Carlos Mejía's new concerto for harp and orchestra in Santo Domingo in a couple of hours!!
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    We have been discussing tonight’s new concerto for harp and orchestra by Carlos Mejía’s. Can’t wait to perform it in Santo Domingo  in a couple of hours!
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    Promocionando nuestro concierto de esta noche en la iglesia de los dominicos a las 8:00 PM. Les recomendamos llegar media hora antes estaremos a casa llena!

  • November 27, 2019 Morning shows are tough…

    When they figure out your accent within the first sentence 🙄😑 Morning shows are tough...  
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    Concierto mañana miércoles 27 de noviembre, 8pm, Convento de los Dominicos, Santo Domingo!!

  • November 26, 2019 Rise and shine! Live from Canal 5 ‘s morning show

    Rise and shiiiiiine 😴 from the morning show of Canal 5 talking about tomorrow's concert in Santo Domingo with the @cameratacaribensis and Carlos Mejía's new harp concerto!

    Talking about tomorrow’s concert in Santo Domingo with the @cameratacaribensis and Carlos Mejía’s new harp concerto!

  • November 26, 2019 Harpist looking for a ride

    Harpist looking for a ride. Big car needed. Heeelp? 
@cameratacaribensis @canal4rd

    Big car needed. Heeelp?
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  • November 26, 2019 Very disco set at the TV studio today

    Very disco set at the TV studio today (and some definitely not disco live harp music) 🥳🤣 .
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    Ambiance disco au studio TV aujourd’hui pour aller avec un live de harpe pas disco du tout 🤣

  • November 21, 2019 Hi from the Dominican Republic!

    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!! .
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Hola amigos de República Dominicana! 🤗 Tocaré el nuevo concierto para arpa y orquesta de Carlos Andrés Mejía con la Camerata Caribensis este próximo miércoles 27 de noviembre en Santo Domingo. No se lo pierden!! .
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Chapitre n°2 pour le nouveau concerto pour harpe et orchestre de Carlos Andrés Mejía la semaine prochaine: après la première mondiale en Colombie, on rejoue l'oeuvre mercredi prochain à Saint Domingue avec la Camerata Caribensis!!  .
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    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!

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    Hola amigos de República Dominicana! 🤗 Tocaré el nuevo concierto para arpa y orquesta de Carlos Andrés Mejía con la Camerata Caribensis este próximo miércoles 27 de noviembre en Santo Domingo. No se lo pierden!

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    Chapitre n°2 pour le nouveau concerto pour harpe et orchestre de Carlos Andrés Mejía la semaine prochaine: après la première mondiale en Colombie, on rejoue l’oeuvre mercredi prochain à Saint Domingue avec la Camerata Caribensis!

  • November 20, 2019 A bunch of harpists in gold and blue!

    A bunch of harpists in gold and blue 🤗

Better late than never: here are a few memories from the Arpas Sin Fronteras festival! It was a ridiculously short, less-than-24h hop in Cúcuta, but I so worth it! Incredible artists from all around Latin America and a wonderfully warm welcome from the organizers 
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¡Llega *un poco* tarde mi publicación, pero aquí van unos recuerdos del Festival Arpas Sin Fronteras en Cúcuta! Fue un viaje demasiado rápido por cierto, pero en menos de 24 horas allá tuve el honor de conocer y escuchar a incredibles arpistas de toda America Latina, y la gran alegría de tocar con el maravilloso saxofonista @carlosparadasax 🥰 🥰
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    Backstage at the Arpas Sin Fronteras festival with wonderful Latin American harpists playing all types of harps!

  • November 20, 2019 A few memories from the Arpas Sin Fronteras festival!

    Better late than never: here are a few memories from the Arpas Sin Fronteras festival!
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Llega *un poco* tarde mi publicación, pero aquí van unos recuerdos del Festival Arpas Sin Fronteras en Cúcuta. Fue un viaje demasiado rápido por cierto, pero en menos de 24 horas allá tuve el honor de conocer y escuchar a incredibles arpistas de toda America Latina, y la gran alegría de tocar con el maravilloso saxofonista @carlosparadasax 🥰 🥰 ¡Muchísimas gracias a @yofrebrito09 y a Francis por la invitación, la excelente organización y todas las atenciones!! Gracias a todos por las fotos   Me fue con el corazón lleno 
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    Better late than never, here are a few pictures from last week’s festival! It was a ridiculously short, less-than -24h hop in Cúcuta for me, but I so worth it! Incredible artists from all around Latin America and wonderfully warm welcome from the organizers.

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    Llega *un poco* tarde mi publicación, pero aquí van unos recuerdos del Festival Arpas Sin Fronteras en Cúcuta. Fue un viaje demasiado rápido por cierto, pero en menos de 24 horas allá tuve el honor de conocer y escuchar a incredibles arpistas de toda America Latina, y la gran alegría de tocar con el maravilloso saxofonista @carlosparadasax. ¡Muchísimas gracias a @yofrebrito09 y a Francis por la invitación, la excelente organización y todas las atenciones!! Gracias a todos por las fotos. Me fue con el corazón lleno
    de haber cruzado el camino de personas tan lindas y talentosas!

  • November 9, 2019 Performing in Colombia with the Symphony Orchestra of Caldas yesterday night

    Mil gracias a la orquesta Sinfónica de Caldas para su increíble bienvenida ayer!! ️ Huge thanks to the orchestra of Caldas for the warm welcome and wonderful music yesterday night!! .
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    Huge thanks to the Symphony Orchestra of Caldas for the warm welcome and wonderful music yesterday night!

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    Mil gracias a la orquesta Sinfónica de Caldas para su increíble bienvenida ayer!!

    Repost: En estos momentos la Maestra @maiadarme interpreta el concierto para Arpa y Orquesta Solstice Lunaire del compositor Carlos AndrAs Mejía Zuluaga que a su vez está dirigiendo nuestra Maravillosa Orquesta Sinfónica de Caldas, que emoción al ser estreno mundial e interpretarse a este nivel, algo increíble. Gracias publico de Manizales por su gran compromiso con la Orquesta Sinfónica de Caldas estamos muy felices al ver el Auditorio de @termaleselotono totalmente lleno. Sin nuestro público, nuestra Orquesta no tendría vida, emocionados seguimos disfrutando de este grandioso concierto.

  • November 8, 2019 Promoting Carlos Andrés Mejía Zuluaga’s new harp concerto. Premiere tonight!

    Discussing the new harp concerto by Carlos Andrés Mejía that we will be premiering tonight in Manizales, Colombia with the orchestra @sinfonicadecaldas 🙂 Concert at 7pm in the auditorium Termales del Otoño!! .
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Gracias por la invitación @radionacionalco y @canaltelecafe ️ . .

    We were in the studio of Radio Nacional Colombia and the TV set of Canal Tele Cafe this morning to discuss the new harp concerto that we will be premiering tonight in Manizales, Colombia with the Symphony Orchestra of Caldas. Concert at 7pm in the auditorium Termales del Otoño!

    Gracias por la invitación @radionacionalco y @canaltelecafe

  • November 6, 2019 First rehearsal of a new harp concerto today!

    Hi Colombia!  Gearing up for a concert in Manizales this Friday with the Orchestra of Caldas (premiering a new harp concerto!!! 🤩) and in Cúcuta on Saturday at the festival Arpa Sin Fronteras.

Salut la Colombie  on prépare la première mondiale d'un nouveau concerto pour harpe avec l'orchestre de Caldas ce vendredi! -------
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Ya con nosotros los Maestros Carlos Andrés Mejía Zuluaga, director invitado esta semana y @maiadarme, arpista francesa. Ambos nos regalarán el estreno mundial del Concierto para Arpa y Orquesta "Solstice Lunaire" compuesto por el maestro Mejía y que presentaremos este viernes 8 de noviembre, junto con las Bodas de Fígaro de Mozart y la Sinfonía # 7 de Dvorak en el Auditorio de Termales del Otoño. 
Tendremos transporte gratuito dispuesto desde el Cable, con salida a las 6:30pm y regreso a las 8:30pm, una vez finalizado el concierto. 
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    Gearing up for a concert in Manizales this Friday with the Orchestra of Caldas (premiering a new harp concerto!) and, in a completely different style, a performance in Cúcuta on Saturday at the festival Arpa Sin Fronteras.

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    Salut la Colombie ! On prépare la première mondiale d’un nouveau concerto pour harpe avec l’orchestre de Caldas ce vendredi!

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    Repost @sinfonicadecaldas : Ya con nosotros los Maestros Carlos Andrés Mejía Zuluaga, director invitado esta semana y @maiadarme, arpista francesa. Ambos nos regalarán el estreno mundial del Concierto para Arpa y Orquesta “Solstice Lunaire” compuesto por el maestro Mejía y que presentaremos este viernes 8 de noviembre, junto con las Bodas de Fígaro de Mozart y la Sinfonía # 7 de Dvorak en el Auditorio de Termales del Otoño.
    Tendremos transporte gratuito dispuesto desde el Cable, con salida a las 6:30pm y regreso a las 8:30pm, una vez finalizado el concierto. No se lo pueden perder.

  • October 27, 2019 Back in Colombia next week for a world premiere!

    I am beyond thrilled to announce that I'll be back in Colombia next week for the world premiere of a brand new concerto for harp and orchestra, "Solstice Lunaire" by the brilliant Carlos Andrés Mejía Zuluaga!! 🤩 Thank you to the Symphony Orchestra of Caldas for the invitation ️
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Queridos amigos, con gran alegría y mucho agradecimiento les anuncio que estaré de vuelta a Colombia muy pronto para el estreno mundial de un nuevo concierto para arpa y orquesta 🤩 "Solstice Lunaire" de Carlos Andrés Mejía Zuluaga, con la Orquesta Sinfónica de Caldas!! El concierto tendra lugar viernes 8 de Noviembre a las 7:00 PM en Manizales ️ .
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Super heureuse d'être de retour en Colombie la semaine prochaine pour la première mondiale d'un nouveau concerto pour harpe et orchestre 🤩 "Soliste Lunaire" du compositeur Carlos Andrés Mejía Zuluaga, avec l'Orchestre Symphonique de la région de Caldas ️ .
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    I am beyond thrilled to announce that I’ll be back in Colombia next week for the world premiere of a brand new concerto for harp and orchestra, “Solstice Lunaire” by the brilliant Carlos Andrés Mejía Zuluaga! Thank you to the Symphony Orchestra of Caldas for the invitation!

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    Queridos amigos, con gran alegría y mucho agradecimiento les anuncio que estaré de vuelta a Colombia muy pronto para el estreno mundial de un nuevo concierto para arpa y orquesta, “Solstice Lunaire” de Carlos Andrés Mejía Zuluaga, con la Orquesta Sinfónica de Caldas! El concierto tendra lugar viernes 8 de Noviembre a las 7:00 PM en Manizales

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    Très heureuse d’être de retour en Colombie la semaine prochaine pour la première mondiale d’un nouveau concerto pour harpe et orchestre, “Soliste Lunaire” du compositeur Carlos Andrés Mejía Zuluaga, avec l’Orchestre Symphonique de la région de Caldas!

  • October 24, 2019 The tour continues

    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 🤗 .
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La tournée du Nord/Est continue...! Encore trois représentations cette semaine: Le Thillot aujourd’hui, La Bresse demain et Metz samedi 🤗 .
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    … Three pedagogical shows+concerts down and three more to go this week! Playing in Le Thillot today, La Bresse tomorrow and Metz on Saturday.

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    La tournée du Nord/Est continue…! Encore trois représentations cette semaine: Le Thillot aujourd’hui, La Bresse demain et Metz samedi !

  • September 28, 2019 My new music video is up and alive! Welcome to 17th century Italy…

    My new video is up and alive!!! 🤩🥳 Link in bio, check it out!! This time it's a trio, by baroque heartthrob and gangsta (no, seriously! The guy survived assassination attempts, embezzled money from the Vatican and eloped half a dozen times with married noblewomen before meeting an untimely death at the hands of hitmen sent by a senator whose mistress he’d seduced… All the while being one of the most famous composers/musicians of his time and writing over three hundred pieces) -- Alessandro Stradella.

MON NOUVEAU CLIP EST EN LIGNE !! Lien en bio :) Cette fois-ci c'est une Sinfonia baroque du gangster italien Alessandro Stradella (non, vraiment ! Le mec a détourné de l'argent du Vatican, survécu à une tentative d'assassinat et s'est enfui à peu près une demi-douzaine de fois avec femmes mariées avant de d'être rattrapé par des tueurs à gages envoyés par un sénateur dont il avait séduit la maîtresse... Tout en étant l'un des compositeurs-musiciens les plus célèbres de son temps et écrivant la bagatelle de trois cents et quelques oeuvres).
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    This time it’s a trio, by baroque heartthrob and gangsta (no, seriously! He survived assassination attempts, embezzled money from the Vatican and eloped half a dozen times with married noblewomen before meeting an untimely death at the hands of hitmen sent by a senator whose mistress he’d seduced… All the while being one of the most famous composers/musicians of his time and writing over three hundred pieces) — Alessandro Stradella. We are playing the last movement of his “Sinfonia”, a lively Minuet, with Frank Vassallucci on the bassoon and Myriam Darmé on the flute.

    Watch the full music video on Youtube here: https://youtu.be/puwiFhNUjTI or on the “videos” page!

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    Nouveau clip en ligne ! Cette fois-ci c’est un menuet baroque en trio flûte, basson et harpe, le dernier mouvement d’une Sinfonia d’ Alessandro Stradella. Au cours de sa courte et rocambolesque vie de star du 17ème siècle, Stradella a détourné de l’argent du Vatican, survécu à une tentative d’assassinat et s’est enfui de nombreuses fois avec diverses femmes mariées avant de d’être rattrapé par des tueurs à gages envoyés par un sénateur dont il avait séduit la maîtresse… Tout en étant l’un des compositeurs-musiciens les plus célèbres de son temps et écrivant la bagatelle de trois cents et quelques oeuvres ! Vidéo complète sur Youtube : https://youtu.be/puwiFhNUjTI ou sur la page “vidéos”!

  • September 22, 2019 Happy Heritage Days from our flute and harp duo!

    Happy from my favorite flutist and me!! How beautiful do these stained glasses look?!  A treat to play surrounded by so many colours ️

    How beautiful do these stained glasses look?! A treat to play surrounded by so many colors today for the Journées du Patrimoine in France.

  • September 13, 2019 Having an artistic photo moment while unpacking the harp for tonight’s concert

    🦄🏵 Having an artistic photo moment while unpacking the harp for tonight's concert  
Du rose, du rose, des arabesques, de la guimauve, encore du rose!!! 🤪🤣  petite pause artistique en s'installant pour le concert de ce soir!

    So much pink 🤪

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    Du rose, du rose, des arabesques, de la guimauve, encore du rose ! Petite pause photo en s’installant pour le concert de ce soir!

  • September 10, 2019 The joy of being able to workshop in person with composers!

    A new harp concerto is coming to life!!!!  ️ so happy to have been able to work on it today with Colombian composer Carlos Andrés Mejía,  and thrilled about how wonderful his music is sounding!! Can't wait to share details about the premiere!! .
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¡¡Trabajando en los últimos detalles del nuevo concierto para arpa del compositor Colombiano Carlos Andrés Mejía!! Pronto les haré saber más detalles de nuestro estreno!

Un nouveau concerto pour harpe et orchestre est en train de naitre !!!  Journée de travail avec le compositeur colombien Carlos Andrés Mejía sur son concerto 'Solstice Lunaire'. Très hâte de partager plus de détails bientôt !! .
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from @cameratacaribensis

Nuestro director musical Carlos Andrés Mejía Zuluaga se encuentra trabajando su nuevo concierto para Arpa y orquesta "Solstice Lunaire" con la arpista francesa @maiadarme en Bordeaux-Francia. Después de la colaboración de la maestra francesa y la @cameratacaribensis surgía un nuevo proyecto. Esperen pronto más detalles. .
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    A new harp concerto is coming to life! So happy to have been able to work on it today with Colombian composer Carlos Andrés Mejía Zuluaga himself, and thrilled about how wonderful his music is sounding! Can’t wait to share details about the premiere!

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    Trabajando en los últimos detalles del nuevo concierto para arpa del compositor Colombiano Carlos Andrés Mejía. Pronto les haré saber más detalles de nuestro estreno!

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    Un nouveau concerto pour harpe et orchestre est en train de naitre ! Journée de travail avec le compositeur colombien Carlos Andrés Mejía sur son concerto ‘Solstice Lunaire’. Hâte de partager plus de détails bientôt !

  • September 2, 2019 Playing in duo yesterday for my 16th and last concert of a chamber music heavy summer!

    Yesterday we played as a duet for my 16th and last concert of a chamber music heavy summer!!  .
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THANK YOU to everyone who came to one of the concerts!! Repertoire, instrument combinations and cities varied, but the one constant has been how amazing our audiences have been  .
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Now that I’ve just piled up and sorted out my music, turns out I’ve played 73 different pieces these past two months 🤪 is that enough to justify sleeping through the whole winter now?  .
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    Thank you to everyone who came to one of the concerts!! Repertoire, instrument combinations and cities varied, but the one constant has been how amazing our audiences have been!

    Now that I’ve just piled up and sorted out my music, turns out I’ve played 73 different pieces these past two months 🤪 is that enough to justify sleeping through the whole winter now?

  • August 28, 2019 Concert in Arcachon

    A flute and harp kind of night 

Soirée flute et harpe  .
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    From yesterday — a flute and harp kind of night !

  • August 26, 2019 My new video, “Concerto pour une voix” is out!

    My new video, “Concerto pour une voix” is out!! 🤩 Here’s a little from the shoot (trying to find a way to decently light the gorgeous yet MASSIVE Abbey of with our 3 little spots)! 🤗 Check out the result on Youtube (like in bio), and please don’t hesitate to leave a comment to let us know what you thought!!
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Mon nouveau clip, “Concerto pour une voix” vient de sortir !! 🤩 Voila une petite image des coulisse, au moment où on essayait d’éclairer décemment l’immense abbaye de Guitres avec nos trois petits spots. 🤗 Allez voir le résultat sur Youtube (lien en bio) !! Et surtout n’hésitez pas à nous dire ce que vous en pensez !

Detrás de las escenas del rodaje de mi nuevo video, “Concierto Para Una Voz” !!  El resultado acaba de salir en Youtube (enlace en bio)!! 🤩 Déjenme me saber lo que piensan!! .
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    Here’s a little behind the scenes from the shoot (trying to find a way to decently light the gorgeous yet MASSIVE Abbey of Guitres with 3 little spots!). Check out the end result on Youtube at https://youtu.be/puwiFhNUjTI or on the “videos” page!

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    Mon nouveau clip, “Concerto pour une voix” vient de sortir ! Voila une petite image des coulisses et de nos tentatives d’éclairer décemment l’immense abbaye de Guitres !  Le résultat final est sur Youtube https://youtu.be/puwiFhNUjTI ou sur la page “vidéos” de ce site !

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    Detrás de las escenas del rodaje de mi nuevo video, “Concierto Para Una Voz” ! El resultado acaba de salir en Youtube https://youtu.be/puwiFhNUjTI !

  • August 24, 2019 Playing in Eygurande tonight

    Anyone in Dordogne? We're playing in Eygurande tonight and we've got a cool program lined up!

Des gens en ? On joue ce soir à (24700) en trio flute, basson et harpe, avec un super programme !

    Anyone in Dordogne? We’re playing near you tonight and we’ve got a great flute-bassoon-harp trio program lined up!

  • August 18, 2019 An update from the middle of the tour and upcoming dates!

    My tired 'just-got-home-from-concert' attempt at a smile  Thank you everyone who came last night in Ste Foy! We had a blast!! I'll be playing again tomorrow in Le Teich (flute and harp duet this time), on Saturday in Eygurande (with bassoon) and next Friday in Gujan-Mestras (flute and harp) 
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Le sourire peu credible de quand je viens de rentrer d'un concert et que mon lit occupe toutes mes pensées... Merci à tous ceux qui sont venus hier et à l'équipe de Ste Foy pour l'accueil chaleureux  Si vous etes dans le Sud Ouest, je rejoue près de chez vous demain (le 19) au Teich (en duo flute et harpe cette fois), samedi 24 à Eygurande (avec basson) et vendredi 30 à Gujan-Mestras (flute et harpe, mais répertoire different)!!

    My tired ‘just-got-home-from-concert’ attempt at a smile! Thank you everyone who came last night in Ste Foy! We had a blast! I will be playing again tomorrow in Le Teich (flute and harp duet this time), on Saturday in Eygurande (with bassoon) and next Friday in Gujan-Mestras (flute and harp).

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    Le sourire légèrement épuisé d’un retour de concert après une semaine de tournée 🙂  Merci à tous ceux qui sont venus hier et à l’équipe de Ste Foy pour l’accueil chaleureux ! Si vous êtes dans le Sud Ouest, je rejoue près de chez vous demain (le 19) au Teich (en duo flute et harpe cette fois), samedi 24 à Eygurande (avec basson) et vendredi 30 à Gujan-Mestras (flute et harpe, mais répertoire different) !

  • August 15, 2019 Playing in spectacular Le Moulleau, France, tonight!

    Playing in spectacular Arcachon, France tonight 🤩 ... once we've gotten the harp up these stairs that is!!  .
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Concert à 21h ce soir dans la magnifique église d'Arcachon!! L'entrée est libre et sans réservation dans la limite des places disponibles. Vous venez?  Prochaines dates dans la région: le 16, le 17 (Ste Foy La Grande), le 24 (Eygurande) et le 30 août (Gujan-Mestras). .
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    … Once we’ve managed to get the harp up all these stairs that is!!

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    Concert à 21h ce soir dans la magnifique église du Moulleau ! L’entrée est libre et sans réservation dans la limite des places disponibles. Prochaines dates dans la région: le 16, le 17 (Ste Foy La Grande), le 24 (Eygurande) et le 30 août (Gujan-Mestras).

  • July 13, 2019 Setting up before yesterday night’s concert

    Setting up before yesterday night's concert. Thank you for the extra full house!!
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Moment de calme avant l'ouverture des portes au festival de Vanxains hier soir. Merci à tous pour la salle plus que pleine!!
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    Thank you Festival de Vanxains for the extra full house!

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    Moment de calme avant l’ouverture des portes au festival de Vanxains hier soir. Merci à tous pour la salle plus que pleine !

  • July 10, 2019 Concert time in Lourdes! HarpS and fluteS are ready!

    HarpS and fluteS are ready... concert time!! :)

    Thank you for having us, Lourdes! We will be moving on from the Pyrénées to Dordogne in the morning for a trio concert at the festival of Vanxains tomorrow night!

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    Merci Lourdes pour l’accueil si chaleureux ! On continue la route demain matin vers la Dordogne, pour un concert en trio au festival de Vainxains demain soir !

  • July 7, 2019 Thrilled to open the musical season of the historic Abbey of Guîtres with harp music !

    Quick snap while setting up for tonight's concert at the gorgeous historic Abbey of Guitres! Thrilled to have opened the musical season with harp music 

Ce soir c'etait récital classique !  Ravie d'avoir ouvert la Saison Musicale de la magnifique Abbatiale de Guîtres avec de la harpe !

    Quick snap while setting up for tonight’s concert at the gorgeous underground Abbey of Guîtres! Honored to be opening their musical season !

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    Ce soir c’est récital classique ! Ravie d’avoir ouvert la Saison Musicale de la magnifique Abbatiale de Guîtres avec de la harpe !

  • July 6, 2019 A very special audience for this year’s grand finale of our pedagogical show

    Last pedagogical show of the year and what a special audience we had. We performed our musical tale for the first time for adults with intellectual disability and Down syndrom and we were blown away by the response! Our hearts are filled and we would like to say a big thank you to all for your curiosity and for making us feel so welcome  We'll never forget this last stop on the tour!! .

Dernier spectacle pédagogique de l’année, et pour la première fois, on a joué notre conte musical devant des personnes en situation de handicap. Leur écoute attentive, leur intérêt et leur envie de participer nous ont beaucoup touchés  Merci pour l’accueil chaleureux, on est pas près d'oublier cette dernière !! .
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    We performed our musical tale for the first time for adults with intellectual disability and Down syndrom and we were blown away by the response! Our hearts are filled and we would like to say a big thank you to all for your curiosity and for making us feel so welcome. We’ll never forget this last stop on the tour!

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    Dernier spectacle pédagogique de l’année et, pour la première fois, on a joué notre conte musical devant des personnes en situation de handicap. Leur écoute attentive, leur intérêt et leur envie de participer nous ont beaucoup touchés. Merci pour l’accueil chaleureux, on est pas près d’oublier cette dernière !

  • June 29, 2019 Back in the South of France for a series of 4 concerts

    De retour dans le sud ouest pour une série de concerts !!! 🤩 Le repertoire  musical sera différent pour chaque date, alors si une soirée de harpe ne vous semble pas assez n'hésitez pas à venir à toutes 😇
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 dimanche 7 juillet 17h, Guîtres
 mardi 9 juillet 20h30, Lourdes
 vendredi 12 juillet, 20h30, Vanxains
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So happy to be back in the South of France for a string of concerts starting tomorrow night!! I'll play different repertoire on each of these dates, so if one evening of harp music just isn't enough, feel free to come to all  . . 📸 Virginie Roux @vivi_brindacier_  CHECK OUT HER STUFF!! 
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    So happy to be back in the South of France for a series of 4 concerts starting tomorrow night! I’ll play different repertoire on each of these dates, so if one evening of harp music just isn’t enough, feel free to come to all 🙂

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    De retour dans le sud ouest pour une série de concerts !

    Dimanche 30 juin, 17h, Gensac
    Dimanche 7 juillet 17h, Guîtres
    Mardi 9 juillet 20h30, Lourdes
    Vendredi 12 juillet, 20h30, Vanxains

    Le repertoire musical sera différent pour chaque date, alors si une soirée de harpe ne vous semble pas assez n’hésitez pas à venir à toutes ! 🙂

  • June 28, 2019 Opening La Saison Bleue festival with Harkan

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En ouverture de la Saison Bleue avec Harkan @harpandkanun ! Bon été à tous 🌞
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    Thank you La Saison Bleue for having us on the opening night ! Wonderful way to kick off the summer !

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    En ouverture de la Saison Bleue avec Harkan (http://harpkanun.com) ! Bon été à tous 🌞

  • June 7, 2019 “A Spring in Paris” with chamber orchestra part 2

    I didn't get around to posting this the day after our concert, so I guess it counts as a now... 🤷‍♀️🤗 Many, many thanks to the lovely members of the Camerata Caribensis for their incredibly warm welcome!

Esta es una publicación un poco atrasada de mi parte, pero bueno... aquí van unas imágenes del concierto del concierto con la @cameratacaribensis  ¡Mil gracias a todos los músicos por su cálida bienvenida!

    Playing Boieldieu’s Harp Concerto, Debussy’s Dances and a very special arrangement of Carmen’s Habanera that was sure to make the audience dance on their seats with the Caribbean Chamber Orchestra. I didn’t get around to posting this the day after our concert, so I guess it counts as a #fbf now 🤗 Many thanks to the lovely members of the Camerata Caribensis for welcoming me so warmly !

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    Esta es una publicación un poco atrasada de mi parte, pero bueno… aquí van unas imágenes del concierto “Una Primavera en Paris” con la Camerata Caribensis ¡Mil gracias a todos los músicos por su cálida bienvenida!

  • June 7, 2019 “A Spring in Paris” with chamber orchestra part 1

    I didn't get around to posting this the day after our concert, so I guess it counts as a now... 🤷‍♀️🤗 Many, many thanks to the lovely members of the Camerata Caribensis for their incredibly warm welcome!

Esta es una publicación un poco atrasada de mi parte, pero bueno... aquí van unas imágenes del concierto del concierto con la @cameratacaribensis  ¡Mil gracias a todos los músicos por su cálida bienvenida!

    Playing Boieldieu’s Harp Concerto, Debussy’s Dances and a very special arrangement of Carmen’s Habanera that was sure to make the audience dance on their seats with the Caribbean Chamber Orchestra. I didn’t get around to posting this the day after our concert, so I guess it counts as a #fbf now 🤗 Many thanks to the lovely members of the Camerata Caribensis for welcoming me so warmly !

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    Esta es una publicación un poco atrasada de mi parte, pero bueno… aquí van unas imágenes del concierto “Una Primavera en Paris” con la Camerata Caribensis ¡Mil gracias a todos los músicos por su cálida bienvenida!

  • June 1, 2019 Traditional percussions + horns + harp =

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    DANCING! What’s not to love!

  • May 31, 2019 When in the Caribbean… Recording Merengue on the harp!!

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    Wonderful musicians, great studio and fun day at work!

  • May 27, 2019 About to face off thousands of teenagers

    Good morning!! We've got 4 harps and 18 flutes and our duet is about to face off thousands of teenagers    We'll be doing two special concerts + Q&A sessions for high schoolers a day for the next few days  Who else isn't really sure to make it through Monday? 😕 

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    Good morning!! We’ve got 4 harps and 18 flutes and our duo is about to face off thousands of teenagers… We’ll be doing two special concerts + Q&A sessions for high schoolers a day for the next few days. Who else isn’t really sure to make it through Monday? 😅

  • May 26, 2019 About last night’s concert

    About last night's concert! Thanks for the warm welcome back to France  .
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    Thanks Baurech for the warm welcome back to France!

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    Hier soir en Aquitaine ! Merci Baurech pour l’accueil chaleureux de retour en France !

  • May 9, 2019 On Zol radio to discuss tonight’s concert!

    Thank you Zol radio for the invitation to discuss what we've been planning for tonight's concert! In a few hours we will be playing two of my favourite harp concertos with the @cameratacaribensis !!

    In a few hours we will be playing two of my favourite harp concertos with the Caribbean Chamber Orchestra!

  • May 9, 2019 Interviews on Radio France International, Metro and Diario Libre

    Despues de nuestra entrevista en Radio France International promocionando el concierto de anoche con la @cameratacaribensis dirigida por Carlos Andrés Mejía ! La grabación de la emisora está disponible en el soundcloud de RFI90.9 
Gracias a los periodicos @diariolibre y @metro por difundir el evento!

     

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    Después de nuestra entrevista en Radio France International promocionando el concierto de mañana. La grabación de la emisora está disponible en el soundcloud de RFI90. Gracias a los periodicos @diariolibre y @metro por difundir el evento!

  • May 7, 2019 On 97.7 FM for a fun Spanish radio show

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    En el programa de radio “Besos y abrazos con Raquely Jose” estación 97.7fm para hablar de nuestro concierto Una Primavera en París, jueves 9 de mayo en la capilla de los remedios, Sto Domingo.

  • May 5, 2019 Getting the Fundación Pro Arte Latinoamericana harp ready for a full program of French music !

    Getting the @spl_rd harp ready for a full program of French music in the Caribbean with the Camerata Caribensis!! This week we'll be playing Debussy's Dances, Boieldieu's Concerto and more gorgeous music in the Dominican Republic 🤩🤗 .
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    Warming up Henriette Renié’s Légende for solo harp. This week I’ll also be playing Debussy’s Dances, Boieldieu’s Concerto and more gorgeous music French music in the Dominican Republic !

  • April 18, 2019 Our flute and harp duet arrangement of Vivaldi’s Spring has just been published!

    Our flute and harp duet arrangement of Vivaldi's Spring has just been published!!    ️ It's a joyous piece, almost as heart-warming as the blueing skies! You can find it online on www.sheetmusicplus.com (or google "Maia Darme Vivaldi arrangement"). With original artwork by @clotilde_mry  on the cover!!  . ---------------------- .

Notre dernier arrangement pour duo flûte & harpe vient d'être publié !!! Juuuuste à temps pour les bourgeons et le retour du ciel bleu, LE PRINTEMPS DE VIVALDI !!    ️ La partition est disponible en ligne sur sheetmusicplus.com, et pour les français elle sera bientôt en vente via Profs Edition également ! Avec une illustration originale de @clotilde_mry en couverture !  .
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    It’s a joyous piece, almost as heart-warming as the blueing skies! You can find it online on www.sheetmusicplus.com or on the “scores” page of this website!

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    Notre dernier arrangement pour duo flûte & harpe vient d’être publié ! Juste à temps pour les bourgeons et le retour du ciel bleu, voici LE PRINTEMPS DE VIVALDI ! La partition est disponible en ligne sur la page “partitions” de ce site, sur sheetmusicplus.com, et pour les français elle est en vente via Profs Edition !

  • March 28, 2019 Concert time !

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    Here’s a picture from yesterday’s chamber music concert in central France!

  • March 18, 2019 Sheherazade – The Other Night, part 2

    Sheherazade - The Other Night, part 2. Premiere of Samir Ferjani's new opera in Sousse. .

Shéhérazade: L'Autre Nuit. Première du nouvel opéra de Samir Ferjani à Sousse! .
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    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… (On the electric lever harp, accidentals are played by moving a lever on top of the corresponding string)

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    Shéhérazade: L’Autre Nuit. Première du nouvel opéra de Samir Ferjani à Sousse, sur harpe électrique cette fois !! Je n’ai jamais bougé autant de leviers par seconde ! (Sur la harpe celtique électrique, les altérations accidentelles sont produites en bougeant un levier en haut de la corde correspondante). Une harpe celtique électrique dans un opéra: probablement une autre première mondiale…!

  • March 15, 2019 The Birth of a New Opera! Premiere of Sheherazade: The Other Night by Samir Ferjani

    The Birth of a New Opera! Premiere of Sheherazade: The Other Night by Samir Ferjani 

Première du nouvel opéra Shéhérazade : L'Autre Nuit de Samir Ferjani !

    I am absolutely thrilled to have premiered Samir Ferjani’s beautiful opera “Sheherazade: The Other Night” with solo harp and kanun on stage and orchestra at the City of Culture in Tunis! Congratulations to all for this momentous endeavor!

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    Première du nouvel opéra “Shéhérazade : L’Autre Nuit” de Samir Ferjani avec qanun et harpe solistes et orchestre à la Cité de la Culture !

  • March 7, 2019 Wonderful day at l’Accordeur ️

    Huge thanks to L'Accordeur and the lovely city of St-Denis de Pile for welcoming us so warmly!! ️ .

Un grand merci du fond du cœur à St-Denis-De-Pile et à @l_accordeur de nous avoir si chaleureusement accueillies !! On a découvert un petit bijou de salle  Si vous habitez en région bordelaise, allez jeter un coup d'œil à leur programmation !

    We had a wonderful time performing a crossover program at L’Accordeur in St-Denis-De-Pile yesterday!

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    Un grand merci à la ville de St-Denis-De-Pile et à L’Accordeur de nous avoir si chaleureusement accueillies pour des spectacles jeunes public suivis d’un concert crossover le soir ! On est tombées sous le charme de ce petit bijou de salle. Si vous habitez dans la région, allez jeter un coup d’œil à leur programmation !

  • March 2, 2019 Free flute, harp and organ trio concert in Southwest France tomorrow!

    We're playing a free flute, harp and organ trio concert in Southwest France tomorrow! I promise we're a lot better at making music together than we are at getting our picture taken  so if you're around come along!! Swipe right for all the info

On fait un concert gratuit en trio flute, harpe et orgue demain en Aquitaine ! On est clairement meilleurs pour jouer de la musique que pour poser ensemble, promis  si vous êtes dans le coin, venez !! Infos sur la seconde photo, défilez à droite !

    I promise we’re a lot better at making music together than we are at getting our picture taken so if you’re around come along! Swipe right for all the info.

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    Concert gratuit en trio flute, harpe et orgue demain en Aquitaine ! On est clairement meilleurs pour jouer de la musique que pour poser ensemble, promis ! Infos sur la seconde photo

  • February 22, 2019 Time to shoot something new for Harkan !

    It was time to shoot something new for !! 🤩 Thanks @photographiewm for the shots!!

    Behind the scenes on the shoot of a jazz/world music video at ElBirou for Harkan (http://harpkanun.com)!

  • February 14, 2019 Haaaaave you met Kamel?

    Haaaaave you met Kamel? (my kamele n'goni that is ). We're crossing this little desert and coming to you very soon!! 🤩🐪 .
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    (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 string “Donso n’goni” harp of the hunter societies from the historic Wassoulou (Wasulu) region of Mali, Guinea, Cote d’Ivoire and Burkina Faso. The word “donso” can be translated as “hunting” or “hunter”. For this reason the Donso n’goni are also known as the “hunters harp”. They are ceremonial instruments, used by hunters to accompany traditional chanting and storytelling.

    The Kamele n’goni is smaller, tuned a fourth higher, and has more strings (usually ten, twelve or fourteen) than the pentatonic Donso n’goni. “Kamele” can be translated as youth, so the Kamele n’goni is said the be the harp of the new generation, used to play modern arrangements rather than the traditional compositions. It is claimed to have been invented by musician Alata Brulaye around the 1950s-1960s in Mali. It became popular in the region and contributed to the rise of Wassoulou music in the 1970s and 1990s.

    The n’goni is known to have existed since at least 1352, when Ibn Battuta, a Moroccan traveller, reported seeing one in the court of Mansa Musa. The Donso n’goni was also mentioned by Richard Jobson in the 1620s, describing it as the most commonly used instrument in the Gambra (Gambia). He depicted it as an instrument with a great gourd for a belly at the bottom of a long neck with six strings.

  • February 5, 2019 We’ve got a new website for Harkan!

    So we've got a new website for Harkan!! Check out www.harpkanun.com ! 🥂 .

On a un nouveau site web pour Harkan !! Allez jeter un coup d'œil à www.harpkanun.com ! 🤩 .
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    Check out www.harpkanun.com !

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    Nouveau site web pour notre groupe de musiques du monde méditerranéennes “Harkan” ! Allez jeter un coup d’œil à www.harpkanun.com !

  • February 3, 2019 Podcast available online on Rai Play Radio MusicaMed’s website!

    A little while ago I had the great pleasure to talk to Italy's Rai radio about my music, and the podcast is now online on Rai Play Radio MusicaMed's website!!  Just please ignore my sleepy and slightly sick sounding voice... 

If you want to check out the music videos mentioned, head over to my YouTube channel at youtube.com/maiadarme (and feel free to subscribe if you don't wan't to miss out on what we've got coming up!) .
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    A little while ago I had the great pleasure to talk to Italy’s Rai radio about my music, and the podcast is now online on Rai Play Radio MusicaMed’s website. Just please ignore my slightly sick sounding voice 🙂

    If you want to check out the music videos mentioned, head over to my YouTube channel at (and feel free to subscribe if you don’t wan’t to miss out on what we’ve got coming up!)

  • January 30, 2019 The Italian Rai radio is airing a portrait, interview and playing some of my latest music tomorrow

    Any Italian speakers out here?? The Italian Rai radio is airing a portrait, interview and playing some of my latest music tomorrow between 12:30 and 1pm!! I don't understand much, but I'm super excited anyway  .
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Quelqu'un parle italien par ici ? La radio Rai diffusera une interview et quelques uns de mes derniers enregistrements demain de 12h30 à 13h !! Je ne comprends pas grand chose mais j'ai hâte quand même 

Grazie @musicamed ️ .
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    Italian speakers! Tune in to Rai radio tomorrow between 12:30 and 1pm!

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    Vous parlez italien? Ecoutez la radio Rai demain de 12h30 à 13h, on y diffuse un portrait, une interview et quelques uns de mes derniers enregistrements ! Grazie @musicamed

  • December 13, 2018 Don’t miss our live session performance of Asturias by Albéniz in an exceptional location !

    Our live session performance of Asturias by Albéniz is out on YouTube! Search for "Harkan Asturias" 🌳
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Notre performance en direct d'Asturias d'Albéniz est en disponible sur Youtube ! Cherchez "Harkan Asturias" 🤗
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    Watch us perform Asturias by Albéniz on the sumptuous hills of Sidi Bou Said, above the Mediterranean, for Tunisian Live session: https://youtu.be/JxlDv-zGmQA . You can also find the video on this website, on the “videos” page!

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    Notre performance en direct d’Asturias d’Albéniz pour Tunisian Live Session est disponible sur Youtube: https://youtu.be/JxlDv-zGmQA ! Ne manquez pas cette vidéo dans un cadre sublime, sur les hauteurs de Sidi Bou Said, devant la Méditerranée !

  • December 10, 2018 Flamenco!! (On the harp and qanun…!)

    Flamencoooo!!  Here's an extract from our harp and qanun arrangement of Albeniz's Asturias. The full live session is on YouTube (look for "Harkan Asturias"). Check it out and don't hesitate to share if you enjoyed it ️ .

Un peu de flamencooo !!  Voilà un extrait de notre arrangement pour harpe et qanun d'Asturias d'Isaac Albéniz. L'intégralité de la session live est disponible sur Youtube (tapez "Harkan Asturias"). N'hésitez à partager ou laisser un mot si ça vous plaît ️ .

    Here is an extract from our Tunisian Live Session in Sidi Bou Said. We are playing Asturias by Albeniz (don’t be fooled by the title that was given to this piece by editors after the death of the composer, musically-speaking it is a pure flamenco!). Full video here https://youtu.be/JxlDv-zGmQA

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    Un peu de flamenco !! Voilà un extrait de notre arrangement pour harpe et qanun d’Asturias d’Isaac Albéniz (ne vous laissez pas confondre par le titre donné à cette pièce par un éditeur après le décès du compositeur; musicalement parlant, c’est un pur flamenco !). L’intégralité de la session live est disponible ici https://youtu.be/JxlDv-zGmQA ou sur la page “vidéos” de ce site.

  • November 29, 2018 Late night studio sessions

    Late night session. When you're too tired to stand up, but playing? I mean, yes sure, that's fine! 

Sessions nocturnes! Quand on est trop fatigués pour jouer debout mais

    When you’re too tired to stand up, but jamming? I mean, yes sure, that’s fine!

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    Sessions nocturnes ! Quand on est trop fatigués tenir debout, mais jouer ? Bien sûr, pas de problème !

  • November 22, 2018 Recording studio afternoon for label ArtEnsemble

    Recording studio afternoon at @artensemble.label  Last time I came here was exactly 3 years ago (whaaat? ) and we recorded a little Autumn lullaby (Nana, online here https://youtu.be/szUxmJElHMk)
Now I'm off to very melodramatically contemplate the passage of time 

Petit passage par le studio d'enregistrement !  La dernière fois que je suis venue dans ce studio c'était il y a tout pile 3 ans (heiin? ) et on avait enregistré une berceuse d'automne (Nana, en ligne ici https://youtu.be/szUxmJElHMk)... Et maintenant une petite pause mélodramatique pendant que je médite sur la fuite du temps

    Last time I came here was exactly 3 years ago (!!) and we recorded a little Autumn lullaby (Nana, online here : https://youtu.be/szUxmJElHMk). Now I’m off to very melodramatically contemplate the passage of time!

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    Petit passage par le studio d’enregistrement ! La dernière fois que je suis venue dans ce studio c’était il y a tout pile 3 ans, pour enregistrer une berceuse d’automne (Nana, en ligne ici https://youtu.be/szUxmJElHMk) ! Et maintenant une petite pause mélodramatique pendant que je médite sur la fuite du temps…

  • November 16, 2018 Master harp movers in action. Concert harp and I off to Beirut for a special performance!

    Master harp movers in action! Concert harp off to #beirut!

I can't even articulate how relieving it is when for once everything goes smoothly transport-wise and a perfectly fine harp is there on time where it needs to be, handled by reliable people who know what they are doing. Heading into a performance overseas (or anywhere beyond driving distance), I often find myself more stressed about the logistics of making sure I'll have a functional instrument to play on than the playing itself... Can't help but feel like something's not right there 🤔 Curious if other harpists also often have that impression?

Thank you @duparcdavid and @aliceedde for taking the weight off my shoulders this time!

    I can’t even articulate how relieving it is when for once everything goes smoothly transport-wise and a perfectly fine harp is there on time where it needs to be, handled by reliable people who know what they are doing. Heading into a performance overseas, I often find myself more stressed about the logistics of making sure I’ll have a functional instrument to play on than the playing itself… Can’t help but feel like something’s not right there 🤔 Thank you @duparcdavid and @aliceedde for taking the weight off my shoulders this time!

  • November 4, 2018 The score for our clarinet and harp duet arrangement of Skyfall is now available for purchase !

    The score for our clarinet and harp duet arrangement of Skyfall is now available for purchase online!! Here's a to our recording session @label504 :) We also made a bunch of other versions, for flute and harp duet, alto flute, flutes and harp quartet (and piano if there are no harpists near you  ). Check out the video on YouTube and the score on sheetmusicplus.com!

La partition de notre arrangement de Skyfall pour clarinette et harpe est disponible à l'achat en ligne !! Un petit de notre session d'enregistrement en studio pour l'occasion ! :) On a fait tout un tas d'autres versions (duo flûte harpe, quatuor, flûte en sol...). Allez jeter un coup d'œil à la vidéo sur Youtube et aux partitions sur sheetmusicplus.com !

    Here’s a throwback to our recording session for Skyfall at @label504 🙂 We made a bunch of versions of this arrangement: for flute and harp duet, alto flute, flutes and harp quartet (or piano if there are REALLT no harpists near you 😋) Check out the video on YouTube: https://youtu.be/30EhGIy5fu4 and the score on the “scores” page of this website or on https://www.sheetmusicplus.com/publishers/rock/myriam-maia-darme/3007996+700139 !

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    La partition de notre arrangement de Skyfall pour clarinette et harpe est disponible à l’achat en ligne ! Pour l’occasion, voici un petit souvenir de notre session d’enregistrement en studio au Label 504 🙂 Nous avons réalisé de nombreuses versions de cet arrangement (duo flûte harpe, quatuor, flûte en sol…). Allez jeter un coup d’œil à la vidéo sur Youtube https://youtu.be/30EhGIy5fu4 et aux partitions sur la page “partitions” de ce site ou sur https://www.sheetmusicplus.com/publishers/rock/myriam-maia-darme/3007996+700139 !

  • October 23, 2018 Interview on TV show Chebeb In

    Thanks for having me, Chebeb In! Merci pour l'accueil, Chebeb In !

    Thanks for having me on your show, Chebeb In ! Merci pour l’accueil, Chebeb In !

  • October 22, 2018 On air for some live music and an interview on the National 2 channel in a few minutes

    Live music and interview on the National 2 channel in a few minutes. and 
Live sur la 2 dans quelques minutes pour parler d'Harkan et jouer un peu de harpe électrique

    I will be discussing my latest project, my world music band Harkan, and playing a bit of electric harp!

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    Live sur la 2 dans quelques minutes pour parler de mes derniers projets, d’Harkan et jouer un peu de harpe électrique!

  • October 21, 2018 Violin and harp recital for Octobre Musical

    and Rached Cherif

    A snap from our duo concert at the Octobre Musical festival with Russian violinist Vera Ait-Tahar.

  • October 20, 2018 Harkan in concert at the CNAM (Centre des Musiques Arabes et Mediterranéennes)

    📸 Skander Zarrad

    Here’s a picture from our concert with kanun, harp and traditional percussions at the CNAM’s Trio Festival!

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    Concert d’Harkan au Festival Trio du Centre des Musiques Arabes et Méditerranéennes

  • October 16, 2018 The harp is ready! Concert tonight at the beautiful Acropolium of Carthage

    The harp is ready!

    Also known as Saint-Louis Cathedral, this former catholic church, which is no longer used for worship, hosted the tomb of French King Louis IX.

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    La harpe est prête ! Concert ce soir au magnifique Acropolium de Carthage (aussi connu sous le nom de Cathédrale Saint-Louis car elle héberge le tombeau du roi Saint Louis).

  • October 13, 2018 Back in Tunisia for three concerts next week!

    Hi Tunisia -- I'm back for three concerts next week  Come say hi!! 🇹🇳 .
- Monday 15 October, 8pm at the Russian Cultural Center
- Tuesday 16 October, 8pm at the Acropolium (festival Octobre Musical de Carthage)
- Wednesday 17 October, 8:30pm at Ennejma Ezzahra's festival

    – Monday 15 October, 8pm at the Russian Cultural Center
    – Tuesday 16 October, 8pm at the Acropolium (festival Octobre Musical de Carthage)
    – Wednesday 17 October, 8:30pm at Ennejma Ezzahra’s festival

  • October 10, 2018 Freezing European churches… A few pictures from yesterday’s recital

    Freezing European churches, 1 - 0, Gorgeous silk gown

Aka when shawls become a permanent addition to my concert outfits... CAN WE HAVE SUMMER BACK NOW??

    Freezing European churches: 1

    Gorgeous silk gown: 0

    A musician’s life in the fall, a.k.a. when shawls become a permanent addition to my concert outfits 🙂

  • October 1, 2018 Flute: check! Harp: check! Imposing Corinthian columns: check! Ready to play!

    Ready to play // Prêtes à jouer !! ️ (c)Pierre Jaffres

    Prêtes à jouer, avec Myriam Darmé à la flûte !

  • September 24, 2018 Live on radio show “Hasta La Fiesta, Baby” to talk about my new music video

    Oh hello there, and  if that's not a winning combo... .

to a bit of live on show Hasta La Fiesta Baby to talk about my new music video, Deirin (link in bio). .

Un peu de électrique en live dans l'émission radio Hasta La Fiesta Baby pour parler de mon nouveau clip Deirin (lien en bio) !

    Oh hello there, 90s jeans and focused face! If that’s not a winning combo… 🙂

    Watch Deirin here: https://youtu.be/gpBkJzS5HF0

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    Un peu de électrique en live dans l’émission radio Hasta La Fiesta Baby pour parler de mon nouveau clip Deirin (pour le visionner, c’est ici: https://youtu.be/gpBkJzS5HF0) !

  • September 17, 2018 My first live interview in Arabic…

    My first live interview in Arabic... I won't say I panicked, but I won't say I didn't either 🤣 @shemsfmofficiel thanks for having me and for handling my language issues so gracefully!! .
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Ma première interview en arabe...

    I won’t say I panicked, but I won’t say I didn’t either 🤣 Thank you Shems FM for having me and for handling my language issues so gracefully!

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    Ma première interview en arabe… Laborieux 🤣

  • September 16, 2018 On set for an interview at Watania TV’s studios today!

    I went back to Watania TV's studios today, and clearly didn't have any fun there!  Thanks for inviting me and airing my new music video, Nationale 1!! (Follow the link in bio to watch the video)

Je suis repassée par le studio de la Nationale 1 et clairement on ne s'est pas amusés du tout  Merci d'avoir diffusé mon nouveau clip, Watania ! (Cliquez sur le lien en bio pour voir la vidéo !)

    Thanks for inviting me and airing my new music video, Nationale 1!

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    Aux studios de la Nationale 1. Merci d’avoir diffusé mon nouveau clip, Watania !

  • September 16, 2018 At the Abdelliya Palace — a memorable concert at a magnificent and packed XVth century venue yesterday night !

    Last night's concert at La Marsa's #Abdelliya! Thank you for being such a great audience, we had a blast playing for you!! 

Petites photos du concert d'hier soir au Palais El Abdelliya ! Merci à tous d'être venus si nombreux, on a pris beaucoup de plaisir à jouer pour vous !  (C)Hakim El Ahmoudi

    Thank you La Marsa for being such a great audience, we had a blast playing for you!

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    Quelques photos du concert d’Harkan hier soir au superbe Palais du XV siècle El Abdelliya de La Marsa ! Merci à tous d’être venus si nombreux, on a pris beaucoup de plaisir à jouer pour vous !

  • September 15, 2018 Harkan (harp, kanun and percussions) in concert at L’Agora

    Thanks you all for coming yesterday night -- you were a treat of an audience to perform to! For those who couldn't be there or didn't manage to get in, we will be playing one last concert in La Marsa, at the Abdelliya Palace, tomorrow (Saturday 15 Sept) at 7:30pm! 
Merci à tous d'être venus si nombreux hier soir ! C'etait un plaisir d'être avec vous ! Pour ceux qui n'ont pas pu venir ou qui n'ont pas pu rentrer, on rejoue demain (samedi 15 septembre) à 19h30 au palais el Abdelliya de la Marsa !

    Thanks you all for coming yesterday night — you were a treat of an audience to perform to! For those who couldn’t be there or didn’t manage to get in, we will be playing one last concert in La Marsa, at the Abdelliya Palace, tomorrow (Saturday 15 Sept) at 7:30pm!

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    Merci à tous d’être venus si nombreux hier soir ! C’etait un plaisir d’être avec vous ! Pour ceux qui n’ont pas pu venir ou qui n’ont pas pu rentrer, on rejoue demain (samedi 15 septembre) à 19h30 au palais el Abdelliya de la Marsa !

  • September 10, 2018 DEIRIN, my new music video, has been released!

    Hey so did you know? DEIRIN is officially here and you can watch the music video on YouTube (link in bio)!!! Please share away if you enjoyed it!! .

Mon nouveau clip est là !! Lien en bio ! Passez le mot si vous aimez :) .

     

    Back in January, I promised a different music style in each and every one of my monthly videos this year… Well this last one certainly is a change of style! This time, I am going experimental with the harp and electro / trap beats. “Deirin” is now available to watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/gpBkJzS5HF0!

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    J’avais promis un style musical complètement différent pour chacun des clips que je ferais cette année. Là pour un changement de style, c’est un changement de style ! La harpe électrique se fait expérimentale et les beats ont un penchant trap. “Deirin” vient de sortir sur YouTube, c’est par ici: https://youtu.be/gpBkJzS5HF0!

  • August 15, 2018 Setting up for Harkan’s concert

    Before the concert...
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    How is this for an office view? 🤩😍

  • August 14, 2018 Harkan’s concert at the festival of Hergla, part 2

    Harkan concert with @amine_kanun_ .
Thank you @skazarphoto for the pic and thanks Hergla for welcoming us!

    Thank you Hergla for welcoming us!

  • August 14, 2018 Harkan’s concert at the festival of Hergla, part 1

    So. Much. Blue. 📸 : @skazarphoto

    Harp, kanun, and SO. MUCH. BLUE!

  • July 31, 2018 Waiting for our turn to go live!

    Waiting for our turn to go live!

    Here is a universal truth: it is freezing backstage on TV sets.

  • July 29, 2018 On air on French-speaking Radio show “Autour de midi”

    A l'antenne sur "Autour de midi" pour parler mes derniers projets ( => lien en bio). 98.2 fm ! Merci ️ .

On air on French-speaking "Autour de midi" to talk about my latest music projects ( => check them out, link in bio)!

    For French speakers, tune in to 98.2 FM! We are talking about my latest musical projects

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    A l’antenne sur “Autour de midi” pour parler mes derniers projets.

  • July 28, 2018 On Tunisian National TV

    Thanks for having me today @television.tunisienne!! It was a pleasure to be back!

Merci la Nationale 1 pour l'accueil aujourd'hui !! Toujours un plaisir de venir parler de musique 

شكرا جزيلا لإستضافتي اليوم في قناة الوطنية التونسية. كان من دواعي سروري الظهور في القناة مجددا.

    Thank you for having me today, Télévision Tunisienne! It was a pleasure to be back!

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    Merci la Nationale 1 pour l’accueil aujourd’hui ! Toujours un plaisir de venir parler de musique !

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    شكرا جزيلا لإستضافتي اليوم في قناة الوطنية التونسية. كان من دواعي سروري الظهور في القناة مجددا.

  • July 5, 2018 Summer and Latin America; a perfect combo!

    Summer and Latin America are a perfect combo!! 🌎  L'été et l'Amérique latine sont clairement faits l'un pour l'autre !!
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Quena flute and

    Playing Andean music on Quena flute and harp.

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    L’été et l’Amérique latine sont clairement faits l’un pour l’autre ! En duo avec flûte kena

  • June 30, 2018 Who else loves ragtime? My new music video is out on YouTube!

    My new music video is out on YouTube !! ! Link in bio !

Endless gratitude to composer and video director @matthieuvinel , to Philippe Henry for his sound design, to David Desgardin for the beautiful color grading, and to Anne Windhövel, Clara Fickus, Mafe Ariza Nieto, Thomas Carrafang, Yvan Berthier for their time, enthusiasm and undeniable beauty :) .
Many thanks also to the @lecomptoirgeneral in Paris (we could not have dreamed of a better place to get lost in time than this hidden gem) and to the lovely team at @instrumentariumparis for letting us use one of their amazing harps.
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Mon nouveau clip est sorti !!! Lien en bio !

J'ai tellement de gens à remercier pour cette vidéo... Immense gratitude au compositeur et réalisateur Matthieu Vinel, à Philippe Henry pour le son, à David Desgardin pour le bel étalonnage, et à Anne Windhövel, Clara Fickus, Mafe Ariza Nieto, Thomas Carrafang, Yvan Berthier pour leur temps, leur enthousiasme et leur indéniable beauté :)
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Un grand merci aussi au Le Comptoir Général à Paris (on n'aurait pas pu rêver d'un meilleur endroit pour se perdre dans le temps) et à toute l'équipe de L'Instrumentarium Paris qui nous a prêté la superbe harpe Art Deco utilisée dans le clip.

    This “French Rag” was written by talented young composer Matthieu Vinel. Full video here: https://youtu.be/W6UjxoaFqdE

    Many thanks to Philippe Henry for his sound design, to David Desgardin for the beautiful color grading, and to Anne Windhövel, Clara Fickus, Mafe Ariza Nieto, Thomas Carrafang, Yvan Berthier for their time, enthusiasm and undeniable beauty 🙂 Thank you also to the Le Comptoir Général in Paris (we could not have dreamed of a better place to get lost in time than this hidden gem). I play what is probably my all time favorite harp, a Lyon&Healy Salzedo pedal harp, courtesy of the lovely team at L’Instrumentarium Paris.

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    Mon nouveau clip est sorti: https://youtu.be/W6UjxoaFqdE ! “French Rag”, du compositeur français Matthieu Vinel. Merci à Philippe Henry pour le son, à David Desgardin pour le bel étalonnage et à Anne Windhövel, Clara Fickus, Mafe Ariza Nieto, Thomas Carrafang, Yvan Berthier pour leur temps, leur enthousiasme et leur indéniable beauté 🙂 Un grand merci aussi au Comptoir Général à Paris (on n’aurait pas pu rêver d’un meilleur endroit pour se perdre dans le temps) et à toute l’équipe de L’Instrumentarium Paris qui nous a prêté la superbe harpe Art Deco utilisée dans le clip (une Salzedo de Lyon & Healy).

  • June 5, 2018 A la une. Feature on the website and magazine of the French Embassy in Tunisia

    Grateful and honored to be featured on the  website and magazine of the French Embassy in Tunisia  Thank you to whoever wrote those kind words!

    Grateful and honored to be featured on the website and magazine of the French Embassy in Tunisia Thank you to whoever wrote those kind words!

  • June 2, 2018 Harkan: Full houses in Sousse and in Tunis for our debut concerts as a qanun and harp duet!

    Full houses in and in for our debut concerts as a qanun and harp duet...  You're amazing! We are so grateful for the support  Bye for now Tunisia, I really look forward to the next visit!!
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(We just released our first music video on YouTube: link in bio ! If you liked the concerts, check it out !!)
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    You’re amazing! We are so grateful for the support! Bye for now Tunisia, I really look forward to the next visit!!

  • June 1, 2018 Sultani Yegah Sirto, our first music video as harp and kanun duo Harkan is out on YouTube!

    My new music video, Sultan I Yegah Sirto, is out !! It's a Greco-Turkish dance, with Mohamed-Amine Kalai on the qanun  Check it out on YouTube (link in bio) !!

    Here’s our first music video as a harp and kanun duo with Mohamed-Amine Kalai : https://youtu.be/gOT8X1yQosg !!

    Sultaniyegâh Sirto is one of the master works of Turkish classical music. It was written by renowned Turkish composer and actor Sadi Ișılay (1899-1969). The piece starts with a slow movement in 5/4 rhythm and later converts to a fast 4/4 dance. It is a sirto: a traditional Greek folk dance that was imported into Turkey during the Ottoman period and was popular at the Sultans’ courts. Video shot in the patio of Sidi Abit El Ghariani’s Mausoleum in Kairouan, Tunisia. With special thanks to Kairouan’s National Heritage Institute for allowing us to shoot in this beautiful location.

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    Le premier clip de notre duo harpe et kanun “Harkan” vient de sortir! Retrouvez le à ce lien: https://youtu.be/gOT8X1yQosg ou sur la page “vidéos”. Nous jouons notre réarrangement d’une oeuvre incontournable de la musique classique turque, le sirto Sultaniyegâh, composé par le célèbre musicien et acteur turc Sadi Işılay (1899-1969). Un sirto est à l’origine une danse traditionnelle grecque. Le style, populaire dans les cours des sultans, est adopté dans la musique turque à la période ottomane.

    Vidéo filmée dans le patio du Mausolée Sidi Abid El Ghariani, Medina de Kairouan. Remerciements particuliers à la Délégation de Kairouan de l’Institut National du Patrimoine.

  • May 5, 2018 Off to a little French tour !

    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 on Sunday (with organ), Sablons on Monday (with flute), musical tale for children on Tuesday-Thursday, Lussac on Friday (with percussions), Coutras on Saturday (with flute and organ). If you're in the area, come say hi!!
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C'est parti pour une petite tournée française !!! On commence par un concert en duo flûte et harpe ce soir au Pizou, Dordogne ! Pour le reste de la semaine: dimanche à Bouliac (avec orgue), lundi à Sablons (avec flûte), mardi-jeudi en spectacle musical pour les enfants, vendredi à Lussac (avec percussions), samedi à Coutras (avec flûte et orgue). Si vous êtes dans le coin venez dire bonjour ️
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    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 on Sunday (with organ), Sablons on Monday (with flute), musical tale for children on Tuesday-Thursday, Lussac on Friday (with percussions), Coutras on Saturday (with flute and organ). If you’re in the area, come say hi!

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    C’est parti pour une petite tournée française ! On commence par un concert en duo flûte et harpe ce soir au Pizou, Dordogne ! Pour le reste de la semaine: dimanche à Bouliac (avec orgue), lundi à Sablons (avec flûte), mardi-jeudi en spectacle musical pour les enfants, vendredi à Lussac (avec percussions), samedi à Coutras (avec flûte et orgue).

  • May 2, 2018 Thank you to everyone who came to listen to harp concerti last night and filled Tunis’ municipal theater to the last seat!!

    Thank you to everyone who came last night and filled Tunis' municipal theater to the last seat!! Endless gratitude to the Tunisian Symphony Orchestra for their renewed trust and always warm welcome.
📸: Rached Cherif

    Endless gratitude to the Tunisian Symphony Orchestra for their renewed trust and always warm welcome. What a wonderful evening!

  • April 19, 2018 New music video alert! Whistling Away the Dark is out

    My new music video has been released!! Link in to my youtube channel bio :) this one holds a special place in my heart... we first started writing the flute and harp scores over 4 years ago, and we have nothing but endless gratitude for Thomas and Clotilde who made our music come to life with their beautiful animated short!!
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Mon nouveau clip vient de sortir !! Celui là, il a une place toute particulière dans mon coeur... On a commencé à écrire nos parties de harpe et de flûte  y a plus de 4 ans ! Remerciements éternels à Thomas Loiseau et Clotilde Maury qui ont donné vie à la musique avec leur magnifique animation dessinée à la main !
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    This one holds a special place in my heart… We first started writing the flute and harp scores over 4 years ago and we have nothing but endless gratitude for Thomas Loiseau and Clotilde Maury who made our music come to life with their absolutely beautiful animated short! Have a look: https://youtu.be/u5kSPomLJ9w

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    Mon nouveau clip vient de sortir !! Celui là, il a une place toute particulière dans mon coeur… On a commencé à écrire nos parties de harpe et de flûte y a plus de 4 ans ! Remerciements éternels à Thomas Loiseau et Clotilde Maury qui ont donné vie à la musique avec leur magnifique animation dessinée à la main ! C’est par ici: https://youtu.be/u5kSPomLJ9w

  • April 2, 2018 My new music video, a harp and voice cover of Bang Bang, has been released!

    My new music video, a harp and voice cover of Bang Bang, has been released!!! Check it out on my YouTube channel (link in bio)!
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Mon nouveau clip vient de sortir !! C'est une reprise harpe et voix de la chanson Bang Bang. Allez voir sur ma chaîne Youtube (lien en bio) ! :)
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    Just in time before the end of the month, we’ve released my new music video for March, a harp and voice cover of Cher / Nancy Sinatra’s song Bang Bang. Have a look here: https://youtu.be/p_ZlAErGQRw

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    Mon nouveau clip vient de sortir !! C’est une reprise harpe et voix de la chanson Bang Bang. Allez voir sur ma chaîne Youtube: https://youtu.be/p_ZlAErGQRw

  • March 26, 2018 At the Festival Debussy in Paris

    📸 Maëlle Rigo. Thanks!

    Playing Debussy’s Danses Sacrée et Profane at the Auditorium Rostropovitch, Paris.

  • March 22, 2018 In Paris? Come hear Debussy’s masterful concertino for harp and orchestra, “Danses Sacrée et Profane”!

    If you're in Paris, come hear Debussy's masterful concertino for harp and orchestra, "Danses Sacrée et Profane" on Sunday!! Auditorium Rostropovitch (222 rue de Courcelles, 75017), 11am. Entry is free if you book through +33 1 47 64 98 99

Si vous êtes à Paris, venez écouter les "Danses sacrée et profane" de Debussy, un superbe concertino pour harpe et orchestre !! Dimanche 25 mars à 11h à l'auditorium Rostropovitch (222 rue de Courcelles dans le 17ème). Entrée libre sur réservation au 01 47 64 98 99

    Concert on Sunday!! Auditorium Rostropovitch (222 rue de Courcelles, 75017). Entry is free if you book through +33 1 47 64 98 99

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    Si vous êtes à Paris, venez écouter les “Danses sacrée et profane” de Debussy, un superbe concertino pour harpe et orchestre ! Dimanche 25 mars à 11h à l’auditorium Rostropovitch (222 rue de Courcelles dans le 17ème). Entrée libre sur réservation au 01 47 64 98 99

  • March 17, 2018 Nessma TV, Tunivisions and Tekiano are talking about our new song Zin Ezin!

    Thanks @nessmatv , @Tekiano and @tunivisions for talking about our song Zin Ezin! And huge thanks to everyone who shared our music video. Your kind comments really do go straight to our hearts!! Merci à Nessma, Tekiano et Tunivisions de parler de notre nouvelle chanson Zin Ezin ! Un grand merci aussi à tous ceux qui ont partagé le clip. Les mots gentils nous vont vraiment droit au cœur !!

    Thank you for airing our music video and writing about our song! And huge thanks to everyone for your kind comments — they really do go straight to our hearts!

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    Merci à Nessma, Tekiano et Tunivisions de parler de notre nouvelle chanson Zin Ezin ! Un grand merci aussi à tous ceux qui ont partagé le clip. Les mots gentils nous vont vraiment droit au cœur !!

  • March 11, 2018 Thank you Babnet for covering our new song Zin Ezin!

    Grand merci à @Babnet pour l'article sur Zin Ezin !  Lien vers le clip officiel en bio !
Thanks Babnet.com for the article on our new song!! Link to the official music video in bio!

    Article on Zin Ezin on Babnet! Watch the music video here https://youtu.be/as6X-pSRFiY or on the “videos” page of this website!

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    Grand merci à Babnet pour l’article sur Zin Ezin !

  • March 4, 2018 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 video link in  bio) 🥁

    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

  • February 28, 2018 My new song “Zin Ezin” with Mohamed Ben Slama has been released!

    Zin Ezin is out on YouTube! (link on bio)
Zin Ezin vient de sortir ! (lien en bio)

    Zin Ezin is a Tunisian traditional song. Written and first performed by legendary national singer, composer and oud player Hedi Jouini (1909 – 1990), it is one of Tunisia’s best loved melodies. We decided to give it a new twist, with jazz, latino and gypsy flavors! Official music video out on YouTube here: https://youtu.be/as6X-pSRFiY

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    Ça y est, notre nouveau clip vient de sortir ! “Zin Ezin” est une chanson tunisienne traditionnelle écrite par Hédi Jouini. Véritable héritage culturel, elle reste l’une des mélodies préférées des tunisiens et l’une des plus belles chansons d’amour du pays. ! Allez écouter notre réarrangement gypsy-funk sur ma chaîne Youtube : https://youtu.be/as6X-pSRFiY!

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    Ya salió nuestro nuevo clip de “Zin Ezin”! Entra a https://youtu.be/as6X-pSRFiY para verlo!

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    https://youtu.be/as6X-pSRFiY <= !!!حسنا لدينا مقطع جديد لتوه

  • February 12, 2018 If anyone is in Morocco, come see us in concert in:

    If anyone is in Morocco, come see us in concert in Tanger tomorrow (Monday 12 Feb.), in Rabat (Tuesday 13 Feb), in Casablanca (Wednesday 14 and Thursday 15 Feb) or in Marrakech (Saturday 17 Feb)! We'll play French music I really love!! Details and tickets at www.opm.ma

    Tanger tomorrow (Monday 12 Feb), Rabat (Tuesday 13 Feb), Casablanca (Wednesday 14 and Thursday 15 Feb) or Marrakech (Saturday 17 Feb)! We’ll play French music I really love!! Details and tickets at www.opm.ma

  • February 8, 2018 5 shows of our musical tale, one concert and no voice left: that’s a wrap for this time!

    5 shows of our musical tale, one concert and no voice left: that's a wrap for this time!!! I really look forward to not having to load/unload our stage set, gear, costumes and a gazillion instruments tomorrow 
Now on to Morocco!!

    5 shows of our musical tale, one concert and no voice left: that’s a wrap for this time!!! I really look forward to not having to load/unload our stage set, gear, costumes and a gazillion instruments tomorrow
    Now on to Morocco!!

  • February 6, 2018 Q&A sessions for kids after the shows

    Q&A session for kids after the show! So much youthful energy..!!

    Cuteness overload. But also: So.Much.Youthful.Energy!!

  • February 1, 2018 Heading back to France for a 5-day marathon of 1 concert and 4 shows of our musical tale!

    Heading back to France for a 5-day marathon of 1 concert and 4 shows of our musical tale! Free entry to our concert in Martignas on Sunday if anyone is in the region! 

Retour en Aquitaine pour un mini marathon de 5 jours, 1 concert et 4 spectacles!! L'entrée est gratuite pour le concert de ce dimanche (4 février) à Martignas, si vous êtes dans la région

    Heading back to France for a 5-day marathon of 1 concert and 4 shows of our musical tale! Free entry to our concert in Martignas on Sunday if anyone is in the region!

    Retour en Aquitaine pour un mini marathon de 5 jours, 1 concert et 4 spectacles!! L’entrée est gratuite pour le concert de ce dimanche (4 février) à Martignas, si vous êtes dans la région

  • January 18, 2018 We went to the middle of a forest to revisit an Irish melody from the 11th century!

    is out!! Watch the music video on my YouTube channel (link in bio)! I decided against wearing a pink top in the end, hope that was the right call.. 🤔
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Une petite promenade en forêt avec une harpe de concert plus tard, le clip de Brian Boru est en ligne sur ma chaîne Youtube (lien en bio)!!
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    Don’t miss the full music video on my YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/Qlc5GQHg9HU !! Brian Boru was a High King of Ireland in the 10th and 11th centuries, and founded the O’Brien dynasty. “Brian Boru’s March”, written at the occasion of his funeral, is one of the oldest known Irish melodies. The tune has become a staple of Celtic music.

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    Une petite promenade en forêt avec une harpe de concert plus tard, le clip de Brian Boru est en ligne sur ma chaîne Youtube (https://youtu.be/Qlc5GQHg9HU)!

  • January 12, 2018 The Skyfall Scores Saga

    In 2014, Myriam and I recorded a flute & harp cover of Adele's song Skyfall (it's on YouTube here: https://youtu.be/30EhGIy5fu4)

We've been trying ever since to get the rights to publish our arrangement. The whole process took over three years and was quite the emotional roller coaster, so I am SUPER excited to finally be able to write that OUR SCORE HAS BEEN PUBLISHED!  It's available online on Sheet Music Plus (sheetmusicplus.com)

We actually prepared several versions: the first is for a quatuor of 2 flutes and 2 harps and it is exactly what we play in the video (https://www.sheetmusicplus.com/title/20683944). The second is for flute and harp duet (https://www.sheetmusicplus.com/title/20684176). The third is for alto flute and harp duet (https://www.sheetmusicplus.com/title/20684507) and the fourth is for clarinet and harp duet (https://www.sheetmusicplus.com/title/20684217). Skyfall has always been an audience favorite and we can't wait to hear it performed by others now that it's out!!

    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 get the rights to publish our arrangement. The whole process took over three years and was quite the emotional roller coaster, so we are extremely excited to finally be able to write that OUR SCORE HAS BEEN PUBLISHED!

    We actually prepared several versions: the first is for a quatuor of 2 flutes and 2 harps and it is exactly what we play in the video (https://www.sheetmusicplus.com/title/20683944). The second is for flute and harp duet (https://www.sheetmusicplus.com/title/20684176). The third is for alto flute and harp duet (https://www.sheetmusicplus.com/title/20684507) and the fourth is for clarinet and harp duet (https://www.sheetmusicplus.com/title/20684217). Skyfall has always been an audience favorite and we can’t wait to hear it performed by others now that it’s out!!

  • January 23, 2017 Nine of our arrangements for flute and harp are now available for purchase online through Profs Edition!

    Yaay, 9 of our arrangements for flute and harp are now available for purchase online through Profs Editions!! Photo by Rached Cherif

    You can find the scores here: https://www.profs-edition.com/auteurs/maia_darme

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    Neuf de nos arrangements pour duo flûte et harpe sont maintenant disponible à la vente en ligne par le biais de Profs Edition! Retrouvez les partitions ici: https://www.profs-edition.com/auteurs/maia_darme

  • January 9, 2017 A funny snap from our concert in Algiers…

    Photo by Nadjib Rahmani

    Busy figuring out my hair a few instants away from hitting the first note of Boïeldieu’s glorious harp concerto at the Algiers Opera House during the 8th edition of the International Festival of Symphonic Music.

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    Quelques instants avant de commencer à jouer… Concerto pour harpe et orchestre de Boïeldieu au Festival Culturel International de Musique Symphonique d’Algers.

  • January 1, 2017 Happy New Year’s Eve from a retirement home

    to New Year's Eve last week, playing at a retirement home. Heartbreaking to realize how lonely the holidays can be for some, but also a heart-warming reminder of how easily joy can be spread. Here's to a hopeful start to 2017!

    Heartbreaking to realize how lonely the holidays can be for some, but also a heart-warming reminder of how easily joy can be spread. Here’s to a hopeful start to 2017!

  • December 13, 2016 Fenders in the desert… Making music in Niger!

    Fenders in the desert

    Quick check-in from Niger, where I have had the joy to meet and play with fantastic musicians in Niamey, Adagez and the surrounding rural areas. More on this later!

  • December 1, 2016 Thrilled to be playing Boïeldieu’s beautiful Concerto for Harp and Orchestra in Algeria tonight!

    Thrilled to be playing Boieldieu's harp concerto tonight in the brand new Opera house of Algiers, Algeria!

    Thrilled to be playing Boieldieu’s harp concerto tonight in the brand new Opera house of Algiers, Algeria!

  • November 18, 2016 Closing ceremony of the Carthage film festival with Lebanese singer Jahida Wehbe

    Closing ceremony of the Carthage film festival with Jahida Wehbe 
Cérémonie de clôture des Journées Cinématographiques de Carthage

    Closing ceremony of the Carthage film festival with Jahida Wehbe
    Cérémonie de clôture des Journées Cinématographiques de Carthage

  • October 16, 2016 Like musicians on the last day of a tour

    Like musicians on the last day of a tour... we're fine (sort of)! Morocco, you were a blast! 

Comme des musiciens dans leur état naturel  Merci le Maroc et à bientôt! Thalla frasek!

    .. we’re fine (sort of)! Morocco, you were a blast!

    Comme des musiciens dans leur état naturel Merci le Maroc et à bientôt! Thalla frasek!

  • September 22, 2016 The book version of our musical tale has arrived!

    The book version of our musical tale has arrived, yay! 
La version livre de notre conte musical pour les enfants est arrivée :)

    The book version of our musical tale has arrived, yay!
    La version livre de notre conte musical pour les enfants est arrivée 🙂

  • September 15, 2016 A Bolivian gift to celebrate the end of our musical tale tour

    It’s a wrap! After what felt like a million shows for [admittedly very cute] kids in rural schools of France, we performed our last musical tale of the year! To celebrate surviving the intense tour schedule, we had a little Bolivian ‘encore’ jam yesterday night. In this video you can hear us play a short “Taquirari”, an indigenous folk dance.

    Taquirari (also spelled Takirari) is a musical tradition developed by the indigenous peoples of eastern Bolivia. The genre is thought to have originated within the Moxo culture (in the current Beni Department) possibly as a form of ritual music to invoke the god of hunting. It expanded beyond its ceremonial setting as a popular form of dance music combining indigenous and Hispanic elements, thus becoming part of the Bolivian creole culture. During the 19th century, the genre spread to the northern regions of Chile, Argentina and Uruguay; many famous taquirari performances and compositions have been done by artists from these regions.

    Traditional instrumentation includes handheld drums (bombo, caja) and flutes (quena), as well as the charango, a small creolized guitar considered the national instrument of Bolivia. Taquirari compositions are structured as AABB or AABBCC and their lyrical content is almost always romantic, even though the genre originally lacked vocals and harmony. The music has a duple 2/4 meter and a syncopated rhythm. Taquiraris are pentatonic, which suggests cultural exchange with Andean Folk Music, especially Huayno.

  • July 6, 2016 “Virtuose” : Concert at the Institut Français de Tunis

    Photo by @worldamor

    Une image de mon concert “Virtuose” à l’Institut Français de Tunis le 2 juillet.

  • July 1, 2016 Live music on Radio IFM’s morning show

    When you really want to be awake but your eyes are just not cooperating... show this morning with Quatuor Cadences at @radioifm
Concert tonight 10pm at @InstitutFrancaisdeTunis

    Playing a few of my songs with Quatuor Cadences and discussing tonight’s concert at the French Institute of Tunis.

  • June 23, 2016 Tuning, tuning, always tuning

    Testing out the lights and tuning, tuning, always tuning...

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    A harpist’s life before, during and after soundcheck!

  • May 22, 2016 Memory from the French Institute concert a few days ago

    Big thanks to @anarchy6 for the picture!

    Always a great pleasure to play on this Erard harp that is so dear to my heart! Thank you to the French Institute in Tunis for inviting us for a chamber music trio concert with Valerie Altwegg on the flute and Caroline Felfel on the clarinet.

  • May 19, 2016 TV show 24/7 covered by our trio concert at the French Institute in Tunis!

    Merci au 24/7 d'être passé à notre concert en trio jeudi dernier! 

Thank you to Tunisian show 24/7 for dropping by our concert last Thursday!

    Merci au 24/7 d’être passé à notre concert en trio à l’Institut Français de Tunis jeudi dernier !

    Thank you to Tunisian show 24/7 for dropping by our concert last Thursday!

  • May 6, 2016 Performing Castelnuovo-Tedesco’s Harp Concertino last night with the Tunisian Symphony Orchestra

    Last night, with the Tunisian Symphony Orchestra. Grand merci à tous les musiciens <3 Photo: @worldamor

    Thank you everyone for attending our concert and filling out the Rio hall in Tunis. Heartfelt thanks again to the entire team and all the musicians of the Tunisian Symphony Orchestra!

    Grand merci aux musiciens, à toute l’équipe de l’Orchestre Symphonique Tunisien et au public d’avoir répondu présent et rempli la salle du Rio de Tunis.

  • April 23, 2016 On Tunisia’s most watched TV channel to chat about upcoming concerts

    @elhiwarettounsi عيشك علي الدعوة 
Prochains concerts à Tunis: le 5 mai au Rio et le 12 mai à l'Institut Francais

    On Tunisia’s most watched channel to discuss my upcoming concerts in Tunis on May 5 (chamber music) and 12 (harp concerti with the Tunisian Symphony Orchestra). Thank you for having me, El Hiwar Ettounsi!

    عيشك علي الدعوة

    Sur le plateau de la chaîne la plus regardée de Tunisie pour discuter de mes prochains concerts à Tunis: le 5 mai au Rio (concerto avec l’Orchestre Symphonique Tunisien) et le 12 mai à l’Institut Français (musique de chambre).

  • April 10, 2016 A very exciting night! First outing for the Erard harp after the completion of its make-over!

    Photo by Afif Mehri

    Performing with the Orchestre Symphonique Tunisien at the Theater of Sousse. The renovated mechanism works a charm!

  • April 8, 2016 It’s five o’clock, Paris awakens – new music video released!

    Myriam Darme and Maia Darme (Ensemble Traversées) perform a flute and harp duet cover of “It’s five o’clock, Paris awakens” (Il est cinq heures, Paris s’éveille), iconic 1968 French song by singer-songwriter Jacques Dutronc.

  • April 6, 2016 Disassembling the harp before restoration

    Disassembling the harp before restoration. I tried to play it cool and not cry.

    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’ lone pedal harp, a beautiful but very damaged Erard Gothic.

  • March 30, 2016 Bringing harps to preschoolers. Always a joyful and heart-melting experience!

    Tunisian kiddos dancing to Irish music. Oh the cuteness!

    Tunisian kiddos dancing to Irish music… Oh the cuteness!

  • March 19, 2016 Harp, flute and clarinet : a new trio in Nabeul

    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 Felfel and Maia premiere their program in Nabeul, Tunisia, on Tuesday 22 March 2016 at 6:30pm.

  • January 13, 2016 In concert tomorrow at the Municipal Theater of Tunis for the anniversary of the revolution

    Playing with the Tunisian Symphony Orchestra tomorrow at 6pm at the municipal theater in Tunis for the anniversary of the revolution. Repetition pour le de la demain

    Rehearsing for our concert tomorrow at 6pm with the Tunisian Symphony Orchestra.

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    Repetition pour le concert de demain 18h au Théâtre Municipal de Tunis avec l’OST à l’occasion de l’anniversaire de la révolution tunisienne.

  • November 17, 2015 Old Spanish lullabies

    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 him as a child. It appears in a suite of popular Spanish songs (“Siete Canciones Populares Españolas”) that he wrote in Paris in 1914.

    What you hear on this recording is a small bardic Camac lap harp of 22 strings fitted with a piezo pickup mic and Maia’s voice. Video by Aymen Bachrouch.

     

  • November 5, 2015 Performing Tchaikovsky’s superb harp cadenzas

    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 Nutcracker and The Sleeping Beauty. Tuesday 10 November 2015 at 8pm at the Tunis Municipal Theatre.

  • September 14, 2015 Autumn video: Aquaharp by Animusic

    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 featuring self-playing instruments. Aquaharp, written in 1999, is one of their first pieces. In the original Animusic video, an imaginary 26-stringed harp connected to pan flutes, tubular bells, a violin and a cello is played by levitating tear-shaped picks. The harp sits in the middle of a room filled with a foot of water and opened to the night sky. The lighting of the scene changes as underwater lights react to the music and water gently ripples in the background. Music composed by Wayne Lytle for Animusic. Video by Kevin King.

  • July 30, 2015 Traversées is back in France for a concert by the sea

    On 15 August 2015, the flute and harp duet Traversées will take Bassin d’Arcachon residents for a sail through centuries of music of various styles.

    Throughout the evening, Maia and Myriam Darme will present their instruments, perform favorites as well as their own arrangements of the latest songs, introduce the style and context of each piece and provide a wealth of delicious anecdotes. Suitable for all ages.

  • July 9, 2015 Oud, nay, guitar… and electric harp!

    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 on the guitar. Come along for out-of-the-ordinary evenings of crossing borders and traditional North African music with a jazz twist.

    Saturday 11 July at 10pm at Saf Saf (place du Safsaf, La Marsa)

    Sunday 12 July at 10:30pm at L’Agora Theater (5, Avenue Taïeb El Mhiri, La Marsa)

  • June 30, 2015 Newly Published Arrangement for Flute and Harp Duet

    Profs Edition published Myriam and Maia Darme’s arrangement of Mozart’s famous Turkish March for flute and harp duet. Click here to buy the score online. Myriam and Maia Darme perform together as Ensemble Traversées and collaborated on a series of arrangements for various levels. Watch this space for new duets!

  • May 27, 2015 Summer is Coming ! New video – Rumba

    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 in 1941, is a much-loved composer, renowned for his colorful and inventive pieces for harp and chamber music ensembles. He published Les Ilets, a suite of folk dances, in 2000. Les Ilets includes five separate pieces: Baion, Mambo, Reggae, Samba and the Rumba performed here. They can be played as a harp solo, but the composer suggested the addition of ad lib percussion.

  • May 14, 2015 Celtic Tales in Tunisia

    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 the orchestra that was being played for the first time in almost 60 years.

  • April 29, 2015 Ensemble Traversées in concert, South West France mini-tour

    Maia will be back to France soon for an exciting series of concerts in the Aquitaine region with the ensemble Traversées (flute and harp) as well as Dan Jones on guitar.

    Thursday 14 May, 8pm, Carignan : flute and harp, Ensemble Traversées
    Thursday 14 May, 11h45, Mios : flute and harp, Ensemble Traversées
    Saturday 16 May, 8pm, Mussidan : guitar, flute and harpe trio (European Night of Museums)
    Sunday 17 May, 6pm, Bertric Biurée : guitar, flute and harpe trio

     

  • April 5, 2015 A New Electric Harp

    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 and this model, launched in 2010, is the latest development of the instrument.

    The harp has 32 piezoelectric pick-up microphones, each one placed at the base of a string. Each microphone is mechanically coupled to its string, reacting to the pressure variations induced by the string’s vibrations. This technology is the most effective way to amplify a harp on large, loud stages, enabling clear, consistent tone throughout the entire range of the instrument without problems of feedback or bleed from other instruments.  Maia uses effects pedals with her instrument in the same way that electric guitarists would, altering in real time the sound of the harp. Of primarily carbonfibre construction, this harp weighs only 5kg, with a harness which allows Maia to move about while playing.

    “I have been performing for a couple of years on a small wooden lever harp turned electro-acoustic. It is great for travelling, it is light and fits in the overhead luggage compartment of airplanes. I really wanted to use effects pedals and play my harp like an electric guitarist would, so I set it up with 3 pick-up microphones inside the soundboard. I also had a strap on it to play standing up on stage, something harpists are not necessarily used to doing. This home-made system worked well and allowed me to perform a variety of styles (pop-rock, experimental, hip-hop…), but my new harp takes it all to the next level. It weights almost the same, I can still strap it on and use effects and looper pedals in the same way than I did before. The difference is that it has more strings (including more basses; I can finally play the bass part!), a much better sound quality, louder signal. Saying farewell to the hassles of trying to amplify the harp when playing next to loud instruments! This harp is a solid-bodied instrument so it produces almost no sound when I’m not plugged in.”

  • February 23, 2015 Introducing the Antique Erard Harp of the Tunisian National Symphony Orchestra

    Maia is currently in Tunisia, putting back into shape the antique pedal harp of the National Symphony Orchestra. It was built more than 100 years ago, in 1908, by none other than the house of Sébastien Erard. Erard is one of the fathers of the “double action” mechanism that allows harpists to change keys and play chromatic alterations. This system of 7 pedals with 3 positions each (flat, natural & sharp), patented in 1810, was met with immediate success and is still used today — albeit with mechanical improvements. Although the house of Erard stopped producing harps in 1959, their instruments are still very much sought after.

    This harp was bought by the Orchestre de la Radiodiffusion Française à Tunis in 1948 and had not been played since 1956. It is a Gothic model, named after its richly sculpted golden column. The soundboard is narrow (as was the case for all harps at that period), which means the sound is not as loud as that of modern, wider concert harps. On the other hand, it has a very precise attack and rather defined timbre, especially in the bass. The wood of the harp is relatively well preserved. The mechanism however suffered from the wear of time and needs work.

    In Tunisia, Maia is diving into Arab and Berber traditional music and working on transcriptions for her instrument.

  • January 27, 2015 Opening up to New Musical Styles

    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.

     

  • January 3, 2015 Merry Christmas from the Recording Studio!

    Back in France for some holidays, Maia dropped by the Studio 504 in Bordeaux, France, to record a few harp & flute duets with Myriam Darmé.

  • December 12, 2014 An Article in Culture for Friends Magazine

    Click HERE to read the new article about Maia published in Dutch magazine Culture for Friends.

    Culture for Friends Article

  • November 29, 2014 Harp Studies Are Taking off in the Dominican Republic

    Four years ago Maia was living in the Dominican Republic, playing with the national orchestra and advising on the development of a harp curriculum at the national school of music. Today the dream has come true and the country not only has a new concert grand harp but also a brand new program for the development of harp studies in the Dominican Republic.

  • October 3, 2014 An African Twist

    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.

  • September 17, 2014 New Adventures in South Sudan

    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, and the harp wrapped in its cover.

     

    School juba

     

  • August 22, 2014 More than 30,000 Views on YouTube!

    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 coming soon… Subscribe to Maia’s youtube channel HERE if you don’t want to miss them!

     

  • May 18, 2014 Advocating For Live Music in Tripoli, Libya

    Maia is proud to be contributing to the rebirth of Tripoli’s live music scene. Here is a picture from a concert at the Corinthia hotel hall in Tripoli a few days ago, with artists from all over the country.

  • April 12, 2014 On Libyan TV

    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 Libyan TV (an extract from the story is available online in Arabic).

    Libyan TV Screen Shot

  • March 17, 2014 Music in Libya, a Few Pictures

    Jamming, practicing and recording in Libya with the small electro-acoustic ‘bardic’ harp.

     

  • February 26, 2014 Pixelophonia, Video Games Music for Orchestra

    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 an orchestra created by a group of French composers and musicians from the Paris Conservatoire who write / arrange and perform video games music for orchestra.

    Video games lovers, check out their work on Youtube, Facebook, Twitter or their website!

  • January 28, 2014 Happy New Year 2014 from Libya

    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 of course jam and perform along the way!
     

  • December 9, 2013 J.S. Bach’s Italian Concerto

    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. It was first published in 1735 as part of the second volume of Bach’s Clavierübung (Keyboard practice), together with the French Overture BWV 831. Both pieces are Bach’s interpretations of popular musical forms of the day.

    An Italian concerto relies upon contrasts between the full orchestra and a small group of instruments which act as soloists. Bach imitates this effect on the two-manual harpsichord by using the lower (“forte”) manual on the harpsichord as the “full orchestra” and the upper (“piano”) manual as the “soloists”. The right hand generally takes the role of soloists, with the left accompanying and occasionally adding some more melodic material. In fact, this is one of the few works by Bach which specifically require a 2-manual harpsichord.

    Played here is the first movement in F major. Although it lacks a tempo marking, it is always played Allegro (fast). It is composed in ritornello style, meaning a theme particular to the movement returns time and again.
    Recorded live in Paris, France, 2013.

     

  • November 8, 2013 October in Residence

    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 Collectif Infini.

    Here is a video of Appalachian Swing, the soundtrack to the anime Calvaire Fruité. Calvaire Fruité is a collective project that involved many artists of the Collectif Infini. You can watch the short movie here. Music composed by cellist Liam Morrissey.

    Next stop is Libya, where Maia will be playing a small bardic harp. But more on that later.

     

  • September 21, 2013 An Exciting New Release !

    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 flute and harp acoustic duet. Two flutes are being played here, a concert flute and an alto flute in G (which gives a lower, mellower tone).

     

  • July 31, 2013 Comme Toi by Goldman

    Solo harp cover of French singer Jean-Jacques Goldman’s song Comme toi.

     

  • July 30, 2013 Trevor Morris’ The Borgias Soundtrack on the harp

    An acoustic harp cover of Lucrezia and Cesare’s theme from TV series The Borgias. Original sountrack by Trevor Morris. Arranged and performed by Maia Darme.

  • July 29, 2013 Animusic cover on a real harp

    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 acoustic harp. Performed by Maia Darme.

  • July 3, 2013 Boieldieu Harp Concerto and Debussy Dances for Harp and Orchestra

    In concert with the Henri IV Orchestra in Paris on June 22, 2013.

  • June 2, 2013 Where to Listen to Maia in June ?

    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) : harp and flute recital

    Tuesday 11 June, 8pm (3 ter rue Mabillon, Paris) : contemporary and improvised music for 2 harps, violin, viola and voice

    Sunday 9 June, 2:30pm (La Sirène, 20, rue Dareau, Paris) : Solo harp set (Bach’s Italian Concerto and Connesson’s Toccata) followed by a flute and harp duet, then a newly found piece by French composer Jean Rivier with the orchestra La Note Retrouvée

    Sunday 2 June, 2pm (Camac  Showroom,92 rue Petit, Paris), public masterclass followed by a concert by Alice GilesSamedi 22 juin, 17h, Chapelle du lycée Henri IV (23, rue Clovis, Paris 5è) : Concerto pour harpe de Boieldieu et Danses Sacrée et Profane de Debussy accompagnée par l’Orchestre Henri IV. Entrée libre

    Jeudi 13 juin, 18h30, Paris 17è: récital harpe et flûte, soirée privée

    Mardi 11 juin, 20h, Conservatoire Rameau (dans le Marché Saint-Germain, 3 ter rue Mabillon, Paris 6è): musique contemporaine et improvisée pour 2 harpes, violon, alto et voix. Entrée libre

    Dimanche 9 juin, 14h30, La Sirène de Paris (20, rue Dareau, Paris 14è) : première partie en solo à la harpe (Concerto italien de Bach, Toccata de Connesson) et duo avec flûte (Entract’ d’Ibert), puis une pièce de Jean Rivier avec l’orchestre La Note Retrouvée. Entrée libre

    Dimanche 2 juin, Espace Camac  (92 rue Petit, Paris 19è), master-class publique (14h) puis concert d’Alice Giles (18h30). Gratuit sur réservationSábado 22 Junio, 5pm (Chapelle Henri IV, 23, rue Clovis, París) : Concierto para arpa de Boieldieu y Danzas de Debussy acompañada por la Orquesta Henri IV

    Jueves 13 Junio, 6:30pm (París) : recital de arpa y flauta

    Martes 11 Junio, 8pm (3 ter rue Mabillon, París) : música contemporánea e improvisada para 2 arpas, violín, viola y voz

    Domingo 9 Junio, 2:30pm (La Sirène, 20, rue Dareau, París) : Arpa solo (Concierto Italiano de Bach y Toccata de Connesson), dúo arpa y flauta, y pieza del compositor francés Jean Rivier con la orquesta La Note Retrouvée

    Domingo 2 Junio, 2pm (Camac  Showroom,92 rue Petit, París), masterclass pública seguida de un recital de Alice Giles

  • May 28, 2013 A Bit of Jazz on Maia’s Harp

    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.

     

  • May 4, 2013 Buenos Aires Summer

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

  • April 10, 2013 New Video : Toccata by G. Connesson

    Maia perfoming Toccata, a solo harp piece written by Guillaume Connesson (Paris, April 2013).

  • February 20, 2013 Announcing the Légende

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

     

  • December 3, 2012 Impromptu

    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 now available for everybody to enjoy and download.

  • November 26, 2012 Saint-Saëns on the Harp

    Maia playing Saint-Saëns’ Fantaisie Op.95 for solo harp in a recital last month.

  • November 25, 2012 Playing Félix Godefroid

    Maia playing a Concert Study written by French composer (and virtuoso harpist) Felix Godefroid in a recital last month.

  • November 18, 2012 A New Song by Gotellfire is Out: Top of the Hill !

    Check out how punk sounds on the harp! Will you recognize the riffs and fx sounds created on Maia’s instrument despite the added effects that modify the harp’s sound?

  • October 29, 2012 Meet Gotellfire

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

  • October 4, 2012 Harp and Cello

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

  • October 3, 2012 Narthex by Andres

    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 entrance or lobby area opposite the church’s main altar. It is either an indoor area separated from the nave by a screen or rail, or an external structure such as a porch. Traditionally the narthex was a part of the church building, but was not considered part of the church proper. The purpose of the narthex was to allow those not eligible for admittance into the general congregation (particularly catechumens and penitents) to hear and partake in the service.

  • October 2, 2012 Enchanted Dawn

    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 Mezin, France.

  • October 1, 2012 Salzedo Variations

    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.