MARIA I.J. REICH

COMPOSER · PERFORMER · AUTHOR
 

"In todays musical universe lives a fresh new voice that has drawn eloquently from the past and added to that elements all her own.

Maria Reich paves a sonic path lined with exciting melodies,  exotic embellishments and instinctive musicality and takes us down a road that proves to us all that the violin is still one of improvised music’s leading players."

- Greg Cohen

"Es ist faszinierend zu spüren, wie sehr Maria Reich durch ihr Instrument fühlt und denkt. Die komponierten und improvisierten Passagen bilden eine starke Einheit, und sie hat mit ihrer Musik den spannenden Bereich zwischen den Stilen ganz eigen und sehr hörenswert definiert."

- Sebastian Studnitzky

Maria I.J. Reich (born 1990, Berlin) is a Berlin-based composer, improvising violinist, violist, vocalist and author. In her practice, Reich explores the in-between of composition and improvisation and develops a language influenced by classical music and jazz.


Reich has performed in renowned concert halls such as Konzerthaus Berlin, Radialsystem Berlin, Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, Schloss Elmau and places all over Europe and South- and Middle-America. Her research about improvisation in classical music was published by transcript in 2018 as part of „Das Konzert II“. Reich´s working languages are English, Spanish and German.


Reich is a graduate of the University of the Arts (UdK) Berlin as well as the Zeppelin Universität (ZU) Friedrichshafen. She holds a BA of Music in Jazz Violin and a BA of Arts in Communication & Cultural Management. Reich studied with Prof. Karen van den Berg, Prof. Martin Tröndle, Prof. Maren Lehmann as well as Prof. David Friedman, Prof. Greg Cohen, Prof. Peter Weniger and Julia Hülsmann. Reich is recipient of numerous awards and scholarships including the Academic Foundation of the German People (Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes) and Live Music Now Berlin e.V. and she was given a Best Thesis Award and Best Undergraduate from Zeppelin University.

  

 

4 PIECES FOR STRING QUARTET

written by Maria I.J. Reich

WITCHES BREW

LILA LUFT

Maria Reich (violin)

Bertram Burkert (guitar)

YANNICK DELEZ

STRING 5TET

Gerdur Gunnarsdottir (violin)
Maria Reich (violin)
Raphael Grunau (viola)
Susanne Paul (cello)
Yannick Delez (piano/composition)

 

STEGREIF.

ORCHESTER

the improvising symphony orchestra

#freebrahms

#freeschubert

#freebeethoven

NIDO

Maria Reich (violin)

Hauke Renken (vibraphone)

compositions based on

the German Grundgesetz:

"Leitmotiv Grundgesetz"

PUBLICATION

WRITING

in "Das Konzert II"

(Hrsg. Tröndle 2018)

at transcript

"Präludieren, Fantasieren und Collagieren: die Improvisation, eine vergessene Kunst im klassischen Konzert"

will also be published in English soon

SOUNDTRACK

with Marti Fischer (2019)

LEITMOTIV GRUNDGESETZ

with NIDO (2017)

PORTRAIT

on plural (2018/2019)

 

Foto: Dovile Sermokas

Foto: Joseph Ruben Heicks

 

DATES

August 24, 2019

one earth orchestra @Hochbunker an der Friedberger Anlage

September 05, 2019

ART.ist @WABE Berlin

20 Uhr

MARIA REICH (Violine & Vocals) & FABIA MANTWILL (Saxophon & Vocals)

 

außerdem:
ATHINA KONTOU (Kontrabass) & JOHANNES BIGGE (Klavier)
feat. MARINA AIZOME (Butoh und Sumi-e Künstlerin)
SUNTJE mit ANTONIA HAUSMANN (Posaune) & PHILIPP SCHOLZ (Drums)
ZAZUKA mit ZEINA AZOUQAH (Klavier / Gesang) & MATTHIAS HAFFNER (Percussion)

September 28, 2019

one earth orchestra @Weltfest in Ludwigshafen

October 09, 2019

DON GIOVANNI Premiere @Neuköllner Oper Berlin

18 more shows until 10th of November

October 26, 2019

LILA LUFT - Bertram Burkert & Maria Reich @Jugendstil-Kirchsaal Berlin-Nordend

Schönhauser Str. 32, 13158 Berlin

17 Uhr

November 13, 2019

Fabia Mantwill Orchester @Halle 424 Hamburg

19.30

November 15, 2019

Fabia Mantwill Orchester @Theater im Delphi Berlin

20:00

December 04, 2019

Fabia Mantwill & Maria Reich @Bröhan Museum Berlin

December 09, 2019

Yannick Delez 5tet @Schwarzsche Villa Berlin

December 18, 2019

Yannick Delez 5tet @ZigZag Berlin

January 03, 2020

Reich in Concert @Kladower Forum Berlin

Corinna Reich (vocals)

Steven Reich (piano)

Nadja Reich (cello)

Maria Reich (violin)

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