Maria Kotrotsou, composer and performer, represents a particularly remarkable case in the contemporary musical scene.
From the piano, the synhesizer and her music ensemble, emerge sounds and colors that suggest magical soundscapes to listeners.
Her compositions have a strong cinematic character. She invented and develops the musical style "instelect" an ideal combination of electronic sounds and acoustic instruments.
The sound richness of her music creates film landscapes: the listener can use her music as a vehicle to experience sounds and feelings that will transport him into images and stories full of passion and excitement.
Maria Kotrotsou lives and works in Paris. She writes orchestral, neoclassical, electronic, and new age music and she wrote also songs, after collaborating with singers (Joana Desfosses, Lukas Gauntt, Idra Kayne, Martha Moreleon, Anthony Koroneos, Eleni Tzatzimaki, Ioannis Kotrotsos, etc)
Fascinated with music from a very early age, she decides to take piano lessons when she is 6 years old. Four years later she takes part in the piano competition of the London Royal Academy of Music, where she wins the first prize with distinction. In 2005 she obtains her piano degree with honours from the National Conservatory of Athens and then she completes her Law studies.Soon after she moves to Paris to pursue her dream. She continues higher studies in classical music at the École Normale de Musique de Paris, whilst also studying music composition with computers.
She presents her music, with an emphasis on the musical pieces from her four very successful albums "In My Dream" (2020), "Silence" (2017), “27 Mars” (2015), “Passion” (2013) and her three singles "Nostalgia" (2018), "When She's There" (2019) and "Expectations" (2019) in live concerts, accompanied on stage by her music ensemble (violin, cello, flute, bass clarinet and singers whilst Maria performs on piano and synthesizer) or she performs solo. All her concerts to date were sold out with a public of all ages that remains enchanted by her astonishing dexterity and the feelings generated by the musicality of her works.
She has written music for the cinema in France and for performances in Usa.
Three of her musical pieces : "Pensées", "Nostalgia" and "Don't Stop Dreaming" got to the Neoclassical Collection 2018 and to the Neoclassical Collection 2020 between Philipp Glass, Ludovico Einaudi, Phil Collins, etc. as well as the "Nous Deux" that got to the Instrumental Classica Collection 2018.
In 2020, she has been nominated for best original score (music) and sound design of the serial "Seltsam" (season 2) to the festival Die Seriale in Germany.
In 2017, the Festival of Cinema in Paris has invited her as member of the jury.
She has been interviewed by journalists for the television, the radio, the newspapers and magazines in France and in Greece, and she has been interviewed recently by CNN.
Based in Paris, France
Composer, pianist, keybordist
Genre: Modern classical, New age, instrumental electro
Label: EMI, Cobalt, MLK
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12/06/2021 Eglise St Merry (Paris, France)
16/11/2019 Vault Stage, Galleria - Festival of Mesa (Arizona, USA)
15/11/2019 Jarrod's - Festival of Mesa (Arizona, USA)
30/01/2019 « Rossini concert hall» (Paris, France)
26/05/2018 « Cité Internationale des Arts » (Paris, France)
08/03/2018 Festival of Sarcelles (France)
16/12/2017 «Theocharakis Foundation» (Athens, Greece)
26/11/2016 «Maison Saint François Xavier» (Paris, France)
01/09/2016 Numismatic Museum (Athens, Greece)
25/10/2015 «Kakoyiannis Foundation» (Athens, Greece)
27/08/2015 Numismatic Museum (Athens, Greece)
21/03/2015 «Hellenic Foundation» (Paris, France)
28/02/2015 «Galerie Dimiourgon» (Athens, Greece)
01/11/2014 «Fougaro» (Nauplie, Greece)
28/08/2014 Numismatic Museum (Athens, Greece)