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.

  

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"FINAL SONG"

OUT NOW

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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

February 01, 2020

Speaker beim Internationalen Symposium Improvisation des Exploratorium Berlin

Mehr Infos hier

February 19, 2020

Yannick Delez 5tet @Artist Homes

20 Uhr

February 20, 2020

Yannick Delez 5tet @Greve Studio Berlin

20 Uhr

February 21, 2020

Maria Reich & Franzi Aller @sans titre e.V.

19.30 Uhr

Französische Str. 18, 14467 Potsdam

March 24, 2020

STEGREIF.orchester @Berliner Philharmonie

20 Uhr

April 01, 2020

ART.ist on a string @WABE Berlin

April 22, 2020

STEGREIF.orchester @Aarhus, Denmark

20 Uhr

April 25, 2020

STEGREIF.orchester @Alte Oper Frankfurt

18.30 Uhr

May 06, 2020

STEGREIF.orchester @PODIUM Festival Esslingen

20 Uhr

May 09, 2020

STEGREIF.orchester @Wien Reaktor

20.30 Uhr

May 10, 2020

STEGREIF.orchester @Wien Reaktor

10 Uhr

May 13, 2020

STEGREIF.orchester @Konzerthaus Dortmund

20 Uhr

May 15, 2020

STEGREIF.orchester @Schloss Elmau

20.30 Uhr

July 05, 2020

Reich, Aller, Burkert, Döben @20ff Festival der Thüringer Bach-Wochen im Kontor Erfurt

July 10, 2020

poppy and mïnd @Fraenkelgarten Berlin-Kladow

August 15, 2020

Improvisation im Rahmen der Ausstellung DOWN TO EARTH @Martin-Gropius-Bau Berlin

August 16, 2020

Improvisation im Rahmen der Ausstellung DOWN TO EARTH @Martin-Gropius-Bau Berlin

August 18, 2020

Improvisation im Rahmen der Ausstellung DOWN TO EARTH @Martin-Gropius-Bau Berlin

August 19, 2020

Improvisation im Rahmen der Ausstellung DOWN TO EARTH @Martin-Gropius-Bau Berlin

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