Biography 

Maeve Gilchrist was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, to an Irish mother and a Scottisch father. Surrounded by traditional music from an early age, Maeve began playing piano at seven, and picked up the clarsach (celtic harp) a couple of years later. At ten, Maeve enrolled in the City of Edinburgh Music school where she studied classical piano while continuing to nurture her traditional roots. Towards the end of her school years, Maeve was an in-demand member of the traditional music scene in Scotland, balancing schoolwork with rehearsals and gigs around the country. Around this time, Maeve became intrigued by her music critique-father’s record collection, which ranged from Ravi Shankar to Joni Mitchell and Ray Charles. This exposure to jazz and world music quickly became obvious in her playing and she started studying jazz vocals. The director of her music school had told her about the Berklee College of Music, and at seventeen, with the help of the Donald Dewar Award and the Berklee world scholarship tour, she enrolled at the college as a voice major. During her time at Berklee, Maeve was awarded the ‘outstanding performer of the year ’04 award’ and the ‘norm nate scholarship’. She performed regularly in the prestigious performance center in shows such as Singers Showcase, the International Folk Festival, the Commencement concerts and the Stevie Wonder Tribute Show. She has played and recorded with artists such as Matt Glaser, Kathy Mattea, Meshell Ndegio Cello, Jamey Haddad, Martyn Bennett, Frank Ferrell, The Unusual Suspects and Skatash. Maeve has performed in Spain, Switzerland, the Czech Republic, Canada, USA and all over the British Isles. She is currently performing with her new trio which blends her Scottish roots and jazz influence with Latin American rhythms, creating a unique and multicultural sound. Maeve is joined by Argentinean musicians Andres Rotmistrofsky on bass, and Marcelo Woloski on percussion. 

 

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