Maarja Nuut

Electronic Experimental Vocal Folk
Maarja Nuut

Maarja Nuut is a violonist and singer from Northern Estonia. Her music combines traditional dance tunes, songs, and stories with live electronics to create an intricate layered soundscape in a space where minimalism and experimental music meet the village musical traditions of pre-war Europe.

Maarja in performance searches for a lively and relaxed state like a cat poised to leap. She says this state "gives rise to music and makes me want to prolong being in the moment while altering ways of seeing, hearing and perceiving. It is always “now” and old tunes are as fresh as improvisations which were born a second ago”. This is how she tells us her intimate stories using fiddles, her voice and modern electronics. 

In 2013, Maarja released her debut album “Soolo” that generated a small buzz in Europe, including many glowing reviews as well as favorable comparisons to Czech avant-garde violinist Iva Bittová and a Twitter shout out from Duran Duran front man Simon Le Bon. Her second album, ‘Une meeles’ which reveals even more her minimalist approach, was released internationally in mid-2016 and got high-rated critical acclaim both in Europe and in North America.

Maarja has toured the USA, Canada and Europe, won the Artist Award at Tallinn Music Week, and made a very successful showcase at the WOMEX International Conference in Spain. Since then Maarja has been selected to play at various important showcase festivals such as Eurosonic Norderslaag, APAP, Mundial Montreal, Folk Alliance International, MENT Ljubljana, Lost In Music etc.  

Besides her solo performances which can be supported by visuals, Maarja Nuut plays her repertory in Duo with electronic artist Hendrik Kaljujärv.


26.10.2017 NL-Tilburg Theaters Tilburg Tickets
27.10.2017 NL-Rotterdam De Doelen Tickets
02.11.2017 DE-München Import Export Kantine
03.11.2017 IT-Bari AncheCinema Royal Tickets
05.11.2017 NO-Oslo Oslo World Music Festival
06.12.2017 TR-Beyoğlu/İstanbul Akbank Sanat Cultural Center
09.01.2018 AU-Sydney Sydney Festival
10.01.2018 AU-Sydney Sydney Festival
11.01.2018 AU-Sydney Sydney Festival
16.01.2018 LU-Luxemburg Philharmonie Luxemburg Tickets
17.01.2018 LU-Luxemburg Philharmonie Luxemburg Tickets
26.01.2018 BE-Turnhout De Warande Tickets
27.01.2018 BE-Turnhout De Warande Tickets
16.02.2018 DE-Berlin Konzerthaus Tickets
24.02.2018 PL-Wrocław NFM Narodowe Forum Muzyki
09.03.2018 AT-Bludenz Remise Bludenz
10.03.2018 CH-Zürich Apples & Olives
Moods im Schiffbau
21.03.2018 IE-Dublin Little Museum of Dublin
01.09.2018 DE-Hamminkeln-Marienthal Sommerton Festival
  • Maarja Nuut LIVE (May 2016)
    Maarja Nuut LIVE (May 2016)
  • Maarja Nuut "Hobusemäng"
    Maarja Nuut "Hobusemäng"
  • MAARJA NUUT 'Siidisulis linnukene'
    MAARJA NUUT 'Siidisulis linnukene'
  • Maarja Nuut 'ÕDANGULE'
    Maarja Nuut 'ÕDANGULE'
  • Nightly bog vol. I - New album 'Une meeles' released June 3 2016
    Nightly bog vol. I - New album 'Une meeles' released June 3 2016
  • Maarja Nuut feat. Hendrik Kaljujärv - Live Concert Teaser
    Maarja Nuut feat. Hendrik Kaljujärv - Live Concert Teaser
„Durch die Loops wird der Gesang hypnotisch, das Geigenspiel magisch. Man möchte sich in Trance tanzen und auf der Schamanentrommel schlagen. Dabei ist das Album so komplex, dass es auch der Feder von Steve Reich oder John Cage entsprungen sein könnte."
„...a striking solo violinist rooted in local folk but taking it closer to the psychedelic. A transfixing performance."
Mojo, The Arts Desk
Une Meeles
Une Meeles
Line up

Maarja Nuut - Voice, violin, live looping


Maarja Nuut - Voice, violin
Hendrik Kaljujärv - looping, keyboard, turntables





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Frank Abraham
Frank Abraham
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Kora Büttner
Production & PR / +49 30 26 103 29 31

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