www.mariapalatine.com II. Press A conquered public, accomplished artists, organizers in seventh heaven,… the third “Researchers’ Night” organized on September 28 in Louvain-la-Neuve was a great success. Beyond the mob success, it should above all be retained the breath which animated this magic night, from the beginning to the end, thanks to the very beautiful spectacle proposed by the harpist Maria Palatine and the poet Bernard Tirtiaux. A spectacle from which one will particularly remember the music composed by the young German composer and interpreted by a unique musical ensemble and by the Chorus “La Badinerie”, under the direction of Daniel Lipnik. A music at the same time simple and very original, drawing its inspiration as well in the classical music as in the jazz and in the world’s music. The composition of Maria Palatine’s ensemble itself (harp, piano, saxophone/flute and two percussionists) gave to the music a single sonority. Add to it an obvious pleasure to play and the vibrating presence of Maria Palatine, and you will have the explanation of the passion of a public which, at the end of the spectacle, rose as one man to offer to the artists a long ovation. Pierre Escoyez - Service Presse et communication U.C.L. Magical Night ~ Whirlwind brushes the instrument of king the “wrong” way - passionate, sensible, vigorous, she leads a new dimension to the harp. Each moment of her progressive playing is a pleasure for one’s ears and, last but not least, for the eyes. Baden-Baden Tagblatt Un CD qui est plein de merveilles : Une voix si féline et romantique, des sensations de voyages... les compositions sont fortes. C’est un album homogène mais avec plein de petites bulles qui étonnent. Comme les manières dont elle utilise les quatuors : rythmés, scandés... Quant à la harpe, elle en joue mieux que n’importe qui. On oublie que c’est de la harpe...J’entends de la guitare ou du piano… Line Adam, composer, Belgium, january 2010 ~ with Evan Parker and Ornette Coleman: Boston, December 2009 ~ With Spindrift, Maria Palatine has made a wonderful new CD. She really draws you into her world. I especially liked the beautifully lyrical song “Deep as the ocean blue” and the original and urgent “Melting point of eternity”. Brenda Dor -Groot,International Jazz Harp Foundation: Rotterdam, December 2009 MARIAPALATINE 13.