Pianist / Composer

Maria Baptist blurs the lines between jazz and classical music. She merges these two worlds to create her own unique sound.

“Maria Baptist has a sophisticated voice – highly emotional, evocative and vivid as life”

All About Jazz

“Maria Baptist proves how transparent the line between jazz and classical music can be.”

Berliner Morgenpost

Calendar Highlights 2024

Every 1st Friday of the month

Berlin

Orchestra concert series: “Concerto”

January 28, 2024

Wernigerode

Orchestra
“The Bright & The Dark”

March 26, 2024

Hamburg

Piano Solo
“Hopes & Fears”

September 27, 2024

Leipzig

Piano Solo
“Hopes & Fears”

October 26, 2024

München

Piano Solo
“Hopes & Fears”

Biography

“Maria Baptists rhapsodic, free-flowing piano style evokes Bill Evans & Keith Jarrett”

Downbeat

The pianist, composer, conductor and university professor blurs the lines between jazz and classical music. Her “standalone music” (Downbeat) merges these two worlds to create her own unique sound.

Maria Baptist composes equally for jazz and symphonic ensembles, writes for jazz bands as well as for string quintets. As a solo pianist, she improvises with the same ease as she conducts a big band.

From Hong Kong to New York, from Copenhagen to Stellenbosch, Maria Baptist presents her compositions at the most internationally prestigious jazz and classical music stages. She has documented her award-winning music on 16 albums.

Detailed biography

A message
from Maria

Without art, life is meaningless, music nourishes our souls, inspires us to resonate with the universe. Music builds bridges of understanding, of community and, in its inexhaustible diversity, has a fundamental significance in our society. When my music touches people emotionally and intellectually and the focus is on the present moment, on the „Here & Now“, then there is a chance for a deeper connection with each other. Something we need today more than ever.

Yours Maria

Music
Discography & 
further recordings

Piano Solo
Video: “Hopes & Fears Part #1”

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Audio: “Resonance”

Orchestra
Video: “Live in Berlin”

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Audio: “Midnight Suite #2”

Let’s stay in touch – 

Once a month I write a personal letter in German about my life as a musician- my »Inner Circle« newsletter. 

I would be happy to stay in touch with you. You can subscribe here.

Yours Maria

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Let’s stay in touch

Once a month I write a personal letter in German about my life as a musician- my »Inner Circle« newsletter. 

I would be happy to stay in touch with you. You can subscribe here.

Yours Maria

Lass uns in Kontakt bleiben

Einmal im Monat schreibe ich einen persönlichen Brief über mein Leben als Musikerin- meinen »Inner Circle« Newsletter. 

Ich würde mich freuen, mit Dir in Kontakt zu bleiben.

Hier kannst Du Dich anmelden.

Deine Maria