Hopes & Fears
Piano Solo Album
09/01/2024

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Maria Baptist’s new piano solo album „Hopes & Fears“ is a live recording of her Elbphilharmonie debut. Her solo cycle interweaves the dramaturgy of symphonic works with her profound improvisations to create a new sound experience. Maria Baptist’s music reveals an attitude to life of freedom and courage. In this way, her music becomes a message to be guided by hopes rather than fears.

“Maria Baptists rhapsodic, free-flowing piano style evokes Bill Evans & Keith Jarrett,” writes the legendary Downbeat Magazine, ranking the pianist and composer among the great jazz pianists of our time. Maria Baptist, on the other hand, is a wanderer between musical worlds. “She proves how transparent the line between jazz and classical music can be,” says the Berliner Morgenpost about the multi award-winning artist.

Her new album was recorded during her debut at the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg. “The audience celebrates the virtuoso pianist”, wrote the Hamburger Abendblatt after the premiere of “Hopes & Fears”. Maria Baptist’s piano solo cycle interweaves the grand dramaturgy of symphonic works with her profound improvisations to create a new sound experience. Between her powerful virtuosity, subtle polyphony in the spirit of Bach and her boundless lyricism, Maria Baptist’s music reveals an attitude to life of freedom and courage. In this way, her music becomes a message to be guided by hopes rather than fears.

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“The audience celebrates
the virtuoso pianist”

Hamburger Abendblatt after Maria Baptist’s debut at the Elbphilharmonie

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On 09/01/2024 „Hopes & Fears“ will be released as a double album on Maria Baptist Music.

Safe-the-Date: Vinyl / CD

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Discography
Selection from 17 albums as a soloist and 250+ compositions
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Essays on Jazz (2023)
Maria Baptist Quintet

Awarded with the Longlist of the German Record Critics‘ Award.

“A sound like an orchestra” All About Jazz
“Echoes of classical music” Crescendo

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Facing Duality (2020)
Maria Baptist & Jan von Klewitz

“Collaboration between two major figures of the German jazz scene.” Deutschland Funk Kultur

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Here & Now II (2019)
Maria Baptist Orchestra

“Maria Baptists compositions are in a league with key figures of modern big band jazz such as Schneider, Gruntz, McNeely and Bley” All About Jazz

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Resonance (2018)
Maria Baptist

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

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Here & Now I (2016)
Maria Baptist Orchestra

Awarded with the Longlist of the German Record Critics‘ Award.

“Maria Baptist’s music stands for itself.” Downbeat

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Episodes (2013)
Maria Baptist String Quintet

“Maria Baptist masters the transition between jazz and classical chamber music.” rbb

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“Hopes & Fears Part I”
Piano Solo (2023)

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“Resonance”
Piano Solo (2022)

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“Midnight Suite #2”
Maria Baptist Orchestra (2022)

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“Midnight Suite #1”
Maria Baptist Orchestra (2022)

“The Bright & The Dark”
Maria Baptist Orchestra (2024)

Projects
on Tour

Piano Solo
”Hopes & Fears“

Piano-Saxophone Duo
“Facing Duality”
with Jan von Klewitz

Chamber Trio. Alto Saxophone, Bassclarinet, Piano
“Essays on Jazz”
Jan von Klewitz, Richard Maegraith

Orchestra. 5 Woodwinds, 4 Trumpets, 4 Trombones, Rhythm Section
“Concerto”
Nico Lohmann, Jan von Klewitz, James Scannell, Bernhard Ullrich, Patrick Hamacher, Richard Maegraith, Nik Leistle, Philip Sindy, Lisa Buchholz, Fabian Engwicht, Ruben Giannotti, Alexander Gibson, Julius Hopf, Geoffroy de Masure, Laszlo Griese, Simeon Prause, Christopher Sauloff, Fabian Timm, Johannes Schauer, Heinz Lichius, Stephan Genze, Henry Hahnfeldt

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