Born in the UK to immigrants from Greece and Bosnia, Maric has always been deeply immersed in pop, jazz and electronic music which, alongside his achievements as a classical pianist (mainly in the world of contemporary classical music), have all had a powerful impact on his performing and self taught composing.
Since his first ever commissioned work in 2000 (for percussionist Colin Currie), Maric has gone on to write for many small ensembles including commissions for leading international performers such as Katia and Marielle Labeque, Viktoria Mullova and Hakan Hardenberger, and also for the Lucerne Festival, BBC Radio 3 and Radio France. Many of these works have been premiered and repeatedly performed in most of the major concert halls found throughout Europe, USA and the Far East.
Katia Labeque, Maric and drummer Marque Gilmore formed the Katia Labeque Band in 2001 which has toured Europe and the UK on numerous occasions and has since made one album recording: Unspoken. The band also collaborated with a symphony orchestra (l'Orchestre National de Montpellier) for Maric's first ever commissioned orchestral work: Spellbound, which was performed in Montpellier and Paris in 2004. Most recently, BBC Radio 3 commissioned Maric to write new music for a November 2005 UK Labeque Band tour with special guests Fred Frith and Viktoria Mullova.
His first choreographed work: Broken Fiction (2003), led to numerous future collaborations with choreographer Cathy Marston, including the critically acclaimed full evening ballet Ghosts (2005) commissioned by the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, and the site specific piece Shore (2006)which was set on the sand dunes by Bamburgh Castle.
Future projects include further collaborations with artists from the worlds of dance and film (including Maric's first feature film score: 27mē), and a number of forthcoming album releases that will feature a substantial amount of Maric's work which has been created during the course of this decade so far.
More info and example recordings can be found at www.davemaric.co.uk
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