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. Her compositions, a mix of neolcassical and electronic music, have a strong cinematic character.
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 continue higher studies in classical music at the École Normale de Musique de Paris, whilst also studying music composition. She took Masterclass with Hans Zimmer, Danny Elfman and Ibrahim Maalouf (film scoring, music for film), with Timbaland (production and beatmaking), with Usher (the art of performance), with Armin Van Buuren (dance music) and with Deadmau5 (electronic music production).
She presents her music, with an emphasis on the musical pieces from her five very successful albums "Renaissance" (2022), "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 on piano/keyboard, with electronic melodies and rythms. 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, in China and for performances in Usa.
Three of her musical pieces : "Pensées", "Nostalgia" and "Don't Stop Dreaming" got to the Neoclassical Collection 2018, 2020 and 2021, 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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18/06/2023 Eglise St Merry (Paris, France)
04/03/2023 La Seine Musicale (Boulogne, France)
11/09/2022 Koroni (Peloponnese, Greece)
10/09/2022 Kalamata (Peloponnese, Greece)
09/09/2022 Kardamyli (Peloponnese, Greece)
21/06/2022 MAPA (Karlsruhe, Germany)
27/05/2022 L' Alimentation Générale (Paris, France)
15/04/2022 Lefkes (NewJersey, USA)
18/02/2022 Festival "Leading Minds" _Live Streaming
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)