Catya Mar? is a popular, multiple award winning songwriter, violinist and music producer (world / orchestral / Celtic new age / electronica / pop) from Denmark who is now living in Los Angeles, California.
She has performed as a classical violinist since her early childhood (first concert as a soloist with a large symphony orchestra at age 10), held the position of an alternating concertmaster with one of Europe?s finest symphony orchestras, Aarhus Symfoni Orkester (DK) and has done numerous performances at international concert halls and major museums of art, such as National Galerie Berlin (Germany) and Kunsthaus Z?rich (Switzerland).
Catya Mar? started composing / producing her own music in 2005.
She was nominated for the Hollywood Music Award in November 2008 and won the Billboard World Songwriting Contest in February 2009. In November 2009 Catya Mar? won the prestigious Hollywood Music in Media Award.
In February 2010 she won 8 Editor?s Choice Awards on one of the leading music licensing sites today, Revostock.
Catya Mar?s music is included in Hollywood movies, such as "Butterflies in the wind" and "Homecoming", TV shows (e.g. "Cruisin?with E-Rider") and receives worldwide air play.
Her popular and critically acclaimed albums "LIGHT LONGING", "Remembering The Day" and "Destination Love" are for sale from all the major digital music outlets, such as iTunes, Amazon, CD Baby etc...and Catya?s own web stores at
http://www.catyamare.com and http://www.myspace.com/catyamar .
Her music is included in more than 60 top rated imixes on ITunes right now.
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Sarah Brightman, Enigma, Delerium, Kitaro, J.s. Bach, C. Debussy....
"Listening to Catya is like a breath of fresh air. Entering her world is dangerously infectious and may cause you to experience spurts of ecstasy. Her vision is beyond the confines of our limited comprehension. In three words, she commands attention."
By Cendrine Marrouat - Excerpt from latest review on Catya Mar?s music. Source: WAGTiMediaGroup (Apr 29, 2010)
"The songwriter and violinist Catya Mar?, who recently won the Billboard World Song Contest and Hollywood Music in Media Award 2009, released her third album, titled ?Destination Love?, on February 8th, 2010.
Compared to Catya Mar?s previous albums, ?Light Longing?, released in 2007, and ?Remembering The Day?, 2008, which feature her hauntingly beautiful violin woven into a chillout, lounge-like and at times thoughtful ambient / electronica / world / smooth jazz backing, ?Destination Love? seems to be more upbeat and humorous (especially songs such as ?You&Me?, ?Memories?, ?Sunny Time? and ?For You?).
Catya Mar?s primary genre is the Celtic New Age, what in her case blends beautifully together with several different musical styles, such as ?classical crossover?, electronica, ambient and pop.
Her concept remaines the same: her sensual and evocative violin is placed as touching and gorgeous primary voice.
This artist takes the violin to a different level.
Catya Mar? doesn?t seem to be afraid of mixing genres, such as classical and dance/electronica (?New Beginnings?) or blending Gregorian chants with sensual and laid back beats, stunning orchestral sections and epic sounding choirs (?Reminiscence?, ?Destination Love? and ?Flying Free?).
The most touching songs on ?Destination Love? are ?Leaving?, ?Sparkling Love? and ?Epic Flow?.
This album also features four bonus tracks from Catya Mar?s two earlier released albums: ?Light Longing?, ?It Came True?, ?Clouds? and ?Remembering The Day?.
An outstanding album.
By George Smith - music reviews, Los Angeles (Mar 24, 2010)
"Light Longing is an ethereal journey into the beauty of progressive classical music. For anyone who thinks violins are boring, this album will prove you wrong. It leaves you mesmerized by the peace and serenity an excellent violinist can give. The melodic pop feel of the album only adds to its appeal for the modern music listener. Ambient beats support the heavenly sound of her violin that can do nothing but refresh your spirit and mind. Highly recommended after a long day of work when you need to relax and replenish yourself.
Catya Mare is truly a talented artist, a rare gem in the mainstream pop world today. A beautiful treat to the ears that will take you to places you?d never thought existed, and from which you?ll never want to come back."
Amber Stephens - music-reviewer.com
"....With full orchestral backup on many of her songs, even those that are stripped down to nothing more than Catya's violin also have all the textures of a forest at sunrise. And I also discovered that her music paints pictures in my mind that are absolutely gorgeous. Technically, I find any point of her music to be flawless...
Comparing her to any of the finest violinists in the world isn't out of the question. I really look forward to Catya Mar?'s music being included on MIXXSTUDIOS playlist. Steve, you're right, she is fabulous.
(Tim Weber, MIXXSTUDIOS, USA)"
"Your music is absolutely georgous! I really enjoyed the New Age flavor while dining on your violin sounds. WOW! is all I can simply state!!"
Music Artist Promotions Director for
MIAMI Music & Entertainment /
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"....visions of sunrises, sunsets and rainbows so hauntingly beautiful, spiritual, peaceful .. and ever so holy. You took me far into my dreamworld and you made me feel like ... like, well, just like "It Came True". What an absolutely beautiful and inspirational experience it was for me. You make music do what great music - what legendary music does best - with every beat of the heart it touches the soul .. and it touches the sky. It was impossible to just listen to this song once or twice - no, for me, it was much more than that. This is a wonderful, beautiful song Catya ... no words were spoken, yet every word was said. Thank you for such a deeply emotional piece of music - I'm honored to add "It Came True" to Legendary Music"
(Legendary Music Radio)
"This Girl Rocks the music world! Check her music out! Keep up the wonderful music!"
(Sound Spectrum Magazine, USA)
"....very evocative, very visual.....nice work!"
Jay Holben, film director / producer, Hollywood
"Every once in a while something truly beautiful happens. This is such a happening. I have heard some violin music in my time but nothing compares to Catya. She is a truly remarkable musician and gives her all in her