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Marina Maximilian

Marina Maximilian

Marina Maximilian


A classically trained pianist, musician and virtuoso singer, one of Israel's greatest and most notable talents, Marina Maximilian Blumin is regarded by some as a "once in a generation" phenomenon. Marina released her debut album in the spring of 2011, produced by Tamir Muskat of the internationally acclaimed band "Balkan Beat Box”. The album includes originals, which she wrote and composed, next to songs she composed to lyrics by renowned Israeli poets. Read more on Last.fm
A classically trained pianist, musician and virtuoso singer, one of Israel's greatest and most notable talents, Marina Maximilian Blumin is regarded by some as a "once in a generation" phenomenon. Marina released her debut album in the spring of 2011, produced by Tamir Muskat of the internationally acclaimed band "Balkan Beat Box”. The album includes originals, which she wrote and composed, next to songs she composed to lyrics by renowned Israeli poets. Marina Maximilian Blumin was born in 1987 in the Ukraine to Alla, a piano teacher and musician. When Marina was 3 years old, the family moved to Israel, and she soon began her musical training playing piano, singing opera and classical music. At the age of 10, she began performing in festivals, including a classical duet with singer Charlotte Church at Israel's Millennium celebrations, accompanied by a symphonic orchestra.

At the age of 14 she began performing in jazz clubs with original jazz. Marina studied at the Tel Aviv High School for the Arts, graduating with honors from the Classical and Jazz performance departments. During her High School years she received several national and international scholarships and awards in the field of Jazz vocal performance and composition. At the age of 15 Marina began performing in the theater. She participated in the Israeli production of the Mel Brooks musical "The Producers" as well as performed and wrote music for several fringe productions.

Marina gained her wide popular recognition while participating in the Israeli version of "American Idol", a show called "A Star is Born", in which she reached the final stage and won second place. As a television actress she has participated in several critically acclaimed Prime Time dramas on cable and national television. Between the years 2008-2011 Marina created three different performances. The “ExperiMental” show, which Marina also produced, includes original songs in English and Hebrew, accompanied by a band. In her new solo performance, “Amok Ba-Tal” (a line from a Leah Goldberg's poem), Marina accompanies herself on piano, performing original songs from her upcoming debut album. Marina has performed at the International Red Sea Jazz Festival in Eilat and the Bolzano Jazz Festival, Italy.

She also worked with local and international musicians such as the composer and bass player Avishai Cohen, Avi Leibovich, Jason Lindner, David Hazeltine, Deborah Brown, Leonid Ptachka, Omer Avital, J.K Allen and many more. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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