Maria Marr is a singer-songwriter and graduate of The Institute of Contemporary Music Performance in London. During her studies, Maria has explored different aspects of music such as composing for film, music production, arranging for orchestras and performing a wide range of music genres, including Blues, Jazz, Fusion, R&B, Rock and Pop.
Embracing music at a very young age by playing the violin, piano and singing, she has written music in different styles, including Dance, Electronic and Pop.
Inspired by the likes of Lana del Rey and Lorde, her songs take shape whilst sitting at the piano, caught up in reflections of the past, as she strongly believes you have to allow music to come to you in a moment of emotional vulnerability.
With a passion for literature and poetry, Maria wrote her first song called 'Childhood' at the age of 9 during a transition from Primary to Secondary school. She entered her first songwriting contest at the age of 13, competing with her singing mentor, a renowned singer from Bucharest, which led to her to her first appearance on national television.
As well as being a solo artist, Maria also explored the world of Musical Theatre, playing the part of 'Maria' in West Side Story and touring at the age of 18 with a theatre company.
Her single ‘What I missed in class’ truly defines her music styles, having been chosen as ‘Pick of the Uploader’ by BBC Introducing Cambridgeshire shortly after its release, whilst her latest single 'Forget About It' has already made its way to the local radio playlists with its upbeat vibe.
As well as recording live sessions for BBC Introducing and appearing in local magazines, Maria is also actively writing new music and performing locally, with a new single being released this Spring, following a London launch in November 2018.