1. Oktober 2020
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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