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Macha Gharibian

(Updated on May 14, 2014)
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Pianist, singer and daughter of the musician Dan Gharibian (founder of Bratsch) Macha Gharibian evolves in several kinds of music and mixes on stage her multiple influences. From jazz to world and folk music.

At 20 she starts to write for theater by creating the music of the play Titus Andronicus (W. Shakespear) for a staging by Simon Abkarian. Mixing her own compositions with Rachmaninov and Messiaen pieces. (2003/2004 Théâtre National de Chaillot).

In 2005, her journey in New-York opens to her a new musical horizon, she discovers jazz and improvisation with new-yorkers jazz musicians such as Jason Moran, Ralph Alessi, Ravi Coltrane, Craig Taborn …

Between 2006 and 2008, Macha gets on tour with the show “Gens de Passage” directed by Bratsch which gathered 19 musicians on stage to perform between New-York and Paris.

Invited to the American Dance Festival in New-York in 2009, she creates by improvising the Artslink New Russian Choreography music in the prestigious Judson Church of Washington Square.

In France, she starts to write and to perform on stage taking her inspiration from the Armenian piano repertoire. She writes for little and big musical trainings including a piece for orchestra and three improvisers created at the Oslo Jazz Festival (2008). By mixing her classical and jazz influences she also works on soundtracks.

Since 2010, Macha performs with several musicians whose musical projects are going from traditional music to Jazz.

Source: Bee Jazz

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