Sacrum Facere ORGAN wins Danish and Estonian Music Awards!

I’m thrilled to share that my latest album – Maria Faust Sacrum Facere “Organ” (Stunt Records, 2020) was honored as Jazz Album of the Year at both the Danish Music Awards and Estonian Music Awards. It was also included in several international “best-of-2020” lists, including in Downbeat Magazine. Huge thank-yous to everyone who made the album possible and to those of you who have enjoyed it!

Here are some videos with music from the album:

MARIA FAUST – DJBFA PRIZE WINNER 2019

Maria Faust has received the prestigious and annually awarded “Hæderspris” from DJBFA, the Danish Composers’ and Songwriters’ Association. The prize was presented on September 18th, 2019 to a sold-out crowd at Hotel Cecil in Copenhagen. The winners remain anonymous to the public until the ceremony each year, and Maria received the award (which included a cash prize, statuette, and a live presentation/interpretation of her own music arranged and performed by a specially selected group of musicians) with this introduction by DJBFA Board Member and presenter

Anna Lidell: “Maria Faust is an artist – and magician. As a composer and saxophonist, she practices the rare art of wordlessly conveying emotions and stories. She fights and hungers for testing new boundaries, and cross-pollinates impressions and genres to end up with her own unique expression.”

One of the highlights of 2018 was cooperation with wonderful Estonian pianist Kirke Karja. Here is our first “baby” called “KAPITAL” for 3 cellos, 3 double basses, kannel, piano and alto saxophone. The piece is one of 9 new Hymns for free Estonia commissioned by the Estonian Jazz Federation and Estonia 100.

 

Danish Critics award Steppeulven 2018 for Kira Skov/Maria Faust In the Beginning

We were awarded the Danish critics associations annual prize as “composers of the year”. We are so thrilled and grateful for this beautiful recognition of our work!
Thank you to Steppeulvens committee, Stunt records, our crowdfunders, statens kunstfond, DJBFA, Gramex, DAF, ROSA and everyone else that helped make this project a reality. Its been quite a journey   THANK YOU!!!!