Maya Obradović Le Roux

(Belgrade, 1963), guitarist and composer of Serbian origin has lived in Geneva since the age of five. She graduated at the Conservatoire Supérieur de Genève, and continued her studies at the Ecole Normale de Musique in Paris with Albert Ponce. She followed master classes with the Brazilian guitarist, Dagoberto Linhares, and undertook courses in Philosophy and Musicology at the University of Geneva. She also worked at Radio Suisse Romande. As a composer, she expresses herself in different ways with an aesthetic ranging from romanticism to reflections of the colourful folklore of the Balkans. Her concerto, Ballade de la Vallée Magique, has been presented world wide and was part of the score for George Lautner’s film Le Front de l’absurde. Her musical comedy Cocoa and Concerto Latino, was recorded by Radio Belgrade, and presented at the Bologna Festival. In collaboration with writer Thérèse Lauriol, Le Roux has written nine songs for the children’s story Nick et l’Empereur de Chine anD the score for the documentary Un été en Antartiqe directed by Yvon Le Gars. Her guitar suite in seven parts, Short Suite for Prince, was inspired by Saint Exupéry’s novel, Petit Prince and her CD, Symphonic and Guitar (2009) has already won accolades for its successful blend of guitar, orchestra and human voice.