Vita

"Where I create, there I am true" - R. M. Rilke

The Armenian pianist is known for her musical depth and sensitive sound. 

 

Though classically trained, Through time her interest in jazz and non-classical music, awakened in her the need to start writing and playing her own compositions, which became her passion and inspiration since 5 years.

Her music is described as imaginative and melancholic, reflecting her daily life and experience. Musically a mixture of the three different cultures she was raised with, inviting the listeners to her deeper feelings of  joy, sadness, hope, disappointment and longing, but yet leaving them to experience their own inner world to create their own space of imagination and images. Her style is a mixture of modern classic with a touch of minimal music, sometimes with a flair of  her Armenian roots, giving a fresh touch to the atmosphere of her pieces. 

Her last album ‚ ''Searching'' was released 2017. And currently she’s working 0n her new album which will be released mid of this year. 

 

Born into a musical family in Lebanon, she started to take piano lessons at the age of nine, till  she obtained a bachelor degree in piano performance from the Lebanese National Conservatory.

 2000 she went to persue her piano studies in Germany where she was a student of Prof. Christopher Oakden at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Hannover. During her studies, she did much research on the Armenian traditional music, specifically on "Vagharshabad Dance" as seen through the eyes of Komitas and Babadjanian.

This was the first step towards reconnecting herself with the armenian music world, which led to the performance of many traditional and folkloric piano pieces arranged in the 19th and 20th century.

Together with the Armenian cellist Karolin Scholz, she established the Duo Karma (2009), performing armenian repertoire. this was a period of intensive composition, during which her first duo piece "Waltzer for Karolin" was completed, besides few other piano solo pieces.

 

In between her demanding schedule of chamber music concerts, solo piano performances and accompaniment engagements, she has also performed the Schumann Piano Concerto with the Lebanese National Orchestra (2001).

 

In 2015 she released her first solo album "Echoes".

Her second album "Searching"  was released in 2017,  which reflects her deepest inner world of emotions as well as the longing for the Armenian roots.

 

Marie Awadis Currently is working on her upcoming album, which will be released this year.



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