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  • Magda Mayas

    is a pianist and curator currently based in Berlin, Germany. Mayas studied jazz and improvisation at Universität der Künste, Conservatorium van Amsterdam in 2001 under Misha Mengelberg and completed a diploma at Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler under Georg Graewe in 2005. During this time she began developing a specific set of techniques for inside-piano performance. Mayas has concentrated her musical investigations on the piano and its sonic possibilities, utilizing extended techniques, amplification and preparations as a process of abstraction, whilst focusing on the physicality of both internal and external parts of the piano. As a continuation of this research Mayas founded the festival Tasten-Berliner Klaviertage featuring contemporary and innovative approaches for the piano. Mayas performs internationally in a variety of roles as interpreter, solo and in collaboration with a large number of musicians and composers. She has appeared in various festivals and has performed with many leading figures in improvisation such as Andy Moore, Steve Heather, Annette Krebs, Andrea Neumann, Axel Dörner, Michael Zerang, Johannes Bauer, Christoph Kurzmann, Thomas Lehn,Tristan Honsinger, Frank Gratkowski and Michael Moore.

    current projects with:

    Mayas/Nutters/Olsen/Galvez Quartett

    Duo Tony Buck (drums)/ Magda Mayas

    Duo Anthea Caddy (cello)/ Magda Mayas

    The Magnets: Anthea Caddy (cello)/Annette Krebs (guitar/electr)/Magda Mayas

    phono phono: Michael Renkel (guitar/electr.) / Sabine Vogel (flute/electr.) / Magda Mayas (piano/synthesizer)
    phono phono 1
    phono phono 2

    co - organizes a festival for improvised and new (piano) music www.tasten.org