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Photo by: Maarja Nuut
Photo by: Maarja Nuut
Photo by: Maarja Nuut
Maarja, in performance, searches for a lively and relaxed state like a cat poised to leap. She says this state "gives rise to music and makes me want to prolong being in the moment while altering ways of seeing, hearing, and perceiving. It is always 'now,' and old tunes are as fresh as improvisations which were born a second ago." This is how she tells us her intimate stories using fiddles, her voice, and modern electronics.

In the spring of 2013, Maarja released her debut album "Soolo," which generated a small buzz in Europe, including many glowing reviews as well as favorable comparisons to Czech avant-garde violinist Iva Bittová and a Twitter shout-out from Duran Duran frontman Simon Le Bon. Maarja has toured the USA, Canada, and Europe, won the Artist Award at Tallinn Music Week, and made a very successful showcase at the WOMEX International Conference in Spain. Since then, Maarja has been selected to play at various important showcase festivals such as Eurosonic Noorderslag, APAP, Mundial Montreal, Folk Alliance International, MENT Ljubljana, Lost In Music, etc.

Her second album, 'Une meeles,' will be released internationally on June 3, 2016.
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