Maria Kotrotsou, composer and performer, represents a particularly remarkable case in the contemporary musical scene.
From the piano, the synhesizer and her music ensemble, emerge sounds and colors that suggest magical soundscapes to listeners.
Her compositions have a strong cinematic character. She invented and develops the musical style "instelect" an ideal combination of electronic sounds and acoustic instruments.
The sound richness of her music creates film landscapes: the listener can use her music as a vehicle to experience sounds and feelings that will transport him into images and stories full of passion and excitement.
Maria Kotrotsou lives and works in Paris. She writes orchestral, electronic, modern classical and new age music and she wrote also songs, after collaborating with singers (Joana Desfosses, Lukas Gauntt, Idra Kayne, Martha Moreleon, Anthony Koroneos, Eleni Tzatzimaki, Ioannis Kotrotsos, etc)
Fascinated with music from a very early age, she decides to take piano lessons when she is 6 years old. Four years later she takes part in the piano competition of the London Royal Academy of Music, where she wins the first prize with distinction. In 2005 she obtains her piano degree with honours from the National Conservatory of Athens and then she completes her Law studies.Soon after she moves to Paris to pursue her dream. She continues higher studies in classical music at the École Normale de Musique de Paris, whilst also studying music composition with computers.
She presents her music, with an emphasis on the musical pieces from her three very successful albums "Silence" (2017), “27 Mars” (2015), “Passion” (2013) and her three singles "Nostalgia" (2018), "When She's There" (2019) and "Expectations" (2019) in live concerts, accompanied on stage by her music ensemble or she performs solo. All her concerts to date were sold out with a public of all ages that remains enchanted by her astonishing dexterity and the feelings generated by the musicality of her works. She has written music for the cinema in France and for performances in Usa.
Musicians perform with her on violin, cello, flute, bass clarinet and singers whilst Maria Kotrotsou performs on piano and synthesizer.
She has been interviewed by journalists for the television, the radio, the newspapers and magazines in France and in Greece, and she has been interviewed recently by CNN.
Three of her musical pieces ("Pensées", "Nostalgia" and "Don't Stop Dreaming") got to the Neoclassical Collection 2018 between Philipp Glass, Ludovico Einaudi, Phil Collins, etc.
In Paris, as she has collaborations with film directors and producers from the cinema and the television, by composing music for their films, in May of 2017, the Festival of Cinema in Paris has invited her as member of the jury.