Maiwenn Ekoue

Maiwenn E.

Los Angeles, CA

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Maiwenn delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
and Ages 5+

Teaching since:
January 2001

Bonjour, my name is Maiwenn. It's a celtic name. I come from France, from Paris, where I grew up. I love playing the harp. Music is one of the most important thing of the life. You can share it and play with other musicians. Music helps to feel better and positive. I love playing different kind of music because music stays music. I'd be very enjoyed to teach you the harp and maybe to help you to learn few words in French. I started to learn the music at the age of 7 years old. I obtained a gold medal for harp and a degree in music studies at the Conservatory. In 2005 I received my first prize for harp and I became the first harpist in the Symphony and Philharmonic Orchestra of the Paris Conservatory. I regularly give many concerts with my different bands. I’ve been teaching harp at different levels for many years. I’ve been working with a lot event planning agencies specialized in weddings in France for an international clientele. In 2006, I form a classical duo. I am very pleased to propose my duet « Sonates en Duo » an unusual alliance between a soprano saxophone and a harp. We record our first album under the name of Sonates en Duo. In 2011, I set up “Twinkel Quintet”, an electro-acoustic experimental jazz band. Twinkel Quintet explores an unlimited repertory where freedom of expression and experimentation are revealed through my compositions and arrangements of jazz standards, original acoustic browsing with stamps and appliances. For me, the Twinkel Quintet represents, above all, a desire to access and develop a musical project based on her instrument, the harp, - an instrument that is little known in this kind of music, and which provides great scope for creativity. Indeed, the music of the Twinkel Quintet is music that is at the crossroads of jazz and contemporary music, full of moods and colors that awaken and challenge our curiosity.

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Experience

a teacher for the harp class
Sep 2012 - Jun 2016
the School of Arts in Marcoussis - France

In 2012, Maïwenn becomes a teacher for the harp class of Isabelle OLIVIER. She teaches harp to about 30 students at the School of Arts in Marcoussis. She even organizes the first course for harp in the Paris suburb of Cachan.

workshop for the harp
Feb 2014 - Feb 2014
the School of the Arts in Marcoussis - France

In February, 2014, Maïwenn organized a workshop for the harp, at the Ecole des Arts de Marcoussis (the School of the Arts in Marcoussis). This project focused on the music of West Africa, and collaborating on this were two percussionists from Burkina Faso: Lassina ZOUON and Salif DRAME. Several actors and dancers also collaborated on this project, as well as around thirty children. A concert to mark the end of the workshop was presented at the Salle Jean-Montaru, in Marcoussis.

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Harp recording
Oct 2013 - Nov 2013
Anissa BENSALAH

In 2013, she played in the album “Matriz” of the Algerian-Brazilian singer, Anissa BENSALAH. Between Afro-Brazilian rhythms and North Africa, Bossa-jazz harmonies and oriental melodies, Anissa explores new musical language, which overcomes the prejudices and questions of identity.

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Harp recording
Jul 2010 - Sep 2010
Helmie BELLINI

In 2010, I played in the album “Il était une voix” of the Congolese singer, Helmie BELLINI, which was recorded in the studios of the famous jazz pianist Laurent DE WILDE, sponsor and artistic director of this project.

Harp recording
Apr 2009 - May 2009
produced by “Les Films d’Arthyane Productions”.

In 2009, Maïwenn records the original musical soundtrack of the movie 24-42, composed by pianist Macha GHARIBIAN. The film was presented at the Cannes Film Festival the same year and was produced by “Les Films d’Arthyane Productions”.

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a professor of harp studies
Sep 2005 - Jun 2007
Bourg-la-Reine Conservatory of Music

With my class of over 40 participants, I produce and direct a show about movie scores.

Education

Master of Music Performance (Jazz Studies)
Aug 2005 - Jun 2008
EDIM College, Cachan – France
Bachelor of Music Performance (Advanced level course)
Aug 2003 - Jun 2005
The Conservatory of Paris School
Music studies
Sep 1990 - Jun 2002
National School of Music, Dance and Dramatic Arts

Languages

English
Professional Proficiency
French
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Awards

First Prize at the Advanced level course
Jun 2005
the Conservatory Superior of Music of Paris.
Winner and first harpist
Jan 2005
the symphony and Philharmonic Orchestra of the Paris Conservatory
Diploma of Musical Study
May 2002
the National School of Music, Dance and Dramatic Arts of Bourg-La-Reine and Sceaux.
Award certificate of final musical studies with the harp (very honorable mention)
Jun 2000
the National School of Music, Dance and Dramatic Arts of Bourg-La-Reine and Sceaux.
First Prize medal at the International Music Competition “UFAM”.
Apr 2000
The International Music Competition “UFAM”
First Prize medal at the International Music Competition “UFAM”.
May 1999
International Music Competition “UFAM”.

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MaaSanké Trio - Word Music
Ave Maria by Schubert in duo singer and harp
My favorite Things, Jazz Standard on live music in France
Sicilianno by Bach in duo Soprano Saxophone and harpe with Sonates en Duo
Harp solo
MaaSanké Trio
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