She is a musician, talented and beautiful, among the list of rare young outstanding artists and real musicians: let us introduce you to the incredible Maryam Raya, a complete Artist of the 21st Century.
The concert pianist who has already exploded into the international scene,
is known for her poetic and genius recitals.
The artist, who also has obtained degrees in literature with honors and a specialization in metaphysical poetry, has one of the most passioning musical path.
Listen to Maryam Raya’s music right now and Rendez-vous below to read our exclusive interview with her.
Tell us who you are and how you started to do music?
I am an international concert pianist represented worldwide. I began piano lessons at the age of four, & slowly became obsessed & totally unable to see my life away from the instrument. From an early age, I loved being on stage & performing for all audiences.
What inspires you to create?
I am inspired by the way the piano relates to other art forms. This very much influences my creative process. I particularly love theater & film. When I perform, I create a story that unfolds over time in the same way. I study the details of that unfolding. I am always striving to make their presentation into a whole that is more graphic, more precise & incisive. Therefore, my presentation is effective in a way that is total, and complete. I don’t want my audience to feel there is “another” way of performing the particular work. I want my audience to feel that my way is inevitable. It is not an interpretation, it just is. That is original performance.
Do you have a specific creative process?
My creative process isn’t about knowing what I want first & then playing it. It’s actually the opposite. I experiment. It is by trying many different ways that I find a way that is ultimately mine. In this way, I am not separate from my work. My works expresses who I am. I can be completely confident and comfortable on stage because I am just being myself.
What are your plans and goals for the future?
I want to make piano a part of & incorporated into wider culture. Though I am in my early stages, I have been amazed as well as touched by people who tell me that they’ve never heard the piano “like that”. Many of these people are not avid music listeners or art lovers. The art of playing the piano is relevant in the 21st century. I plan to continue the evolution.